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If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Ginny Lunsford on August 20, 2012 at 6:03pm

wow!! you guys exhaust me! My garden's been done for weeks it's so hot here in Aug. I made curtains for my DD's nursery, and had to line them with black out fabric. Ever use that stuff ? It weighs  aton, took 2 days, so went to hang them today and had to wait for SIL, to hang the rod. look cute will add pics when I can.

Comment by Beth A. North on August 20, 2012 at 3:55pm

you ladies are busy for sure.  I was in my 98 degree garage on Sunday, Saturday did finish up all the logs for the star quilt and then have enbough for two baby quilts so I am going to do SBS on one and Embroidery on the other and then border.  Will be nice.  Got the border for the star log cabin so will get that one hopefully tomorrow and ready for the longarm.  I have to do a small wall hanging and then finish a trout quilt for customers.  My dd ripped the stitches for me so she got paid to go to Silverwood.  She is so patient for that.  Glad I have her.  Got the dill pickles up this am and blanket stitched the applique down on a turkey table runner and made it to work 1/2 hour early.  God is good.  I sound like Deanna here.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on August 20, 2012 at 3:04pm
you never told me what a pallet garden is. i am thinking i will finish pulling everything. will buy my canning toms fr a nearby commercial organic grower. get a lot of stuff from him. his corn has the deepest juiciest kernals. i am on a cliff then bluff on more of the property. winds are an extreme issue...and as long as he is so close, why fight it. my cherry toms are always on the ground fr the winds. broken tree branches down trees ornamental and wild...knock on wood the fruit are ok so far...semidwarfs ..so i guess thst is saving them. going to take the stew of compost tea fr the poop buckets and dig the beds and pour tea on and let cook for next month of heat. we will have first frost prob killing one beg of oct..i am just so disppointed w garden this year. but taking care of dh during his recovery and getting him back on his feet and out from under mine was my time investment for this year. amd i did get some sewing done, dolly done and a little more stiching on quilt and all off to holland finally. haven't checked yet, but think early fall/winter. the hummers left early, the geese are ready to go ..the air feels strange for august ..hot...but wrong feel. all the animals are doing thier fall thing in the middle of august. hmmm...wonder if they know what is happening on dec 21st. maybe they have a place where 6.?? billion humans can hang put till the troubles pass. :))
Comment by Deanna Davis on August 20, 2012 at 1:24pm

And I forgot clean the drain in the guest bath LOL  Which is now done. My sister lives with me and she was home for a couple days last week, said her drain was slow .. well, 5# of hair will DO that  hahaha Finished one lazy susan and the drawers on left of stove, so now it's time to mow lawn :D Then I'll shape loaves and let them rise, maybe while that's rising I'll work on HSTs .. then I'll go back out and clean up the mess from gardens 1 and 2 .. I'd really like to take garden 3 apart and redig it .. that might be tomorrow  LOL

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on August 20, 2012 at 12:18pm
whew!! you've made me tired reading your day's to-do list. i think i'll go take a nap and re-think my list for this week. hmmm...ooops..nope, nix the nap..vet appt, water the trees on the bluff, along the drive, hike down and ck the drip line i fixed last week..come in and sit under the ac and work on my applique borders.

uh oh...wait a minute...!!.. "clean up the mess you made from gardens..." do you mean that after i made that mess in the yard after cleaning out flower beds yesterday, i am now supposed to then clean up that mess?!? JEESH!! i thought i could just mow around it for a while!

sigh! thanks deanna...thought it would be clear sailing today while the sprinklers ran ..... oh well..maybe next week.

is time for snow yet?
Comment by Deanna Davis on August 20, 2012 at 12:03pm

I want to sew today to work on my HSTs and the turtles, but that will be after I mow front yard (battery on mower is charging), pick up all the mess I made from gardens yesterday in front yard, sourdough bread mixed and now rising, pool filter cleaned and now running, trough filled for horses, cleaning more drawers in kitchen and lazy susans .. phew ! I'm tired just typing this!

Goal today: remaining HSTs squared, make the last grid of 12, sew and square and start the border ! On the Topsy Turvy Turtles, I have all the flowers and butterflies made, and 2 turtles, so need to finish 4 more. Then I can start putting the blocks together :D And on the challenge, I have to make my borders blocks to alternate with my QSTs I made. I also cut 2 log cabins this week for a woman from church, she will be having a log cabin lesson after school today.

I'm on a roll  LOL

 

Comment by Rebecca Tellez on August 20, 2012 at 10:05am

Deanna, thank you for the simplified version. Yes that makes sense. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on August 20, 2012 at 9:30am

I put my blocks up on desighn wall & arranged by colour cadence diagonally. So I don't think I turned my DP9 blocks the same as everyone else...experiment!

Rose, it's OK to change the UFO into something else, ie. if you had something bagged up for a project you no longer desire to do, fish out the ones you can use for new project & return others to stash. Saves money and you'll like the finished product better. Sometimes it's not a UFO because we didn't have time for it. We quilters are fickle, and change opinions on patterns & fabric all the time...part of growing in the art expression dept:)

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on August 19, 2012 at 5:32pm
hahaha! yes it does, deanna! noe i don't have to go back and find those pages that i neglected to "save" when i was looking for the d4p.
Comment by Deanna Davis on August 19, 2012 at 2:40pm

Welcome Rose ! We are 'finishing', but we do get sidetracked as well LOL  I'm 'finishing' a log cabin I purchased fabric for back in '05, I finished a log cabin for my sister that she bought the fabric for in '06, I finished the 9patch below for my niece, and there are lots of projects in bags with fabrics with good intentions .. they will become finished as well. All in good time.

Rebecca, I have the pattern for a twin size and a kids size. I'll try to scan it and see how it comes out and then I'll forward it to you. Simplified version is take 2 colors, one light one dark, and a background. Make 17" 9 patch squares. Cut finished squares in half across horizontal and vertical centers. Rotate upper left 1/4 block so center dark is at upper left corner, and also rotate lower right 1/4 block so center dark is at lower right corner, sew it back together. Do it as many times as you need :D  Does that help ?

 

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