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 Debi Montgomery on November 17, 2011 at 4:22am
I have already been encouraged to put the sashing and borders on these blocks and finish it, if nothing else to give it to a local homeless shelter as it is too big for my little yorkie dog's bed! I should have chosen my colors more wisely.

Sleep well, chat tomorrow.
Comment by Mary Moore on November 16, 2011 at 11:53pm

  So how do we give ourselves permission to chuck the wom-t and wombats? Perhaps we could send them to each other and make utility quilts for Highway Patrol,  homeless shelters, or if they are really evil --dog beds (I read somewhere that dogs are colorblind)

  Whimms can got back in the stash.

  We can inflict a few UFO's on future generations(I've enjoyed doing the quilting on several antique tops for friends, and they are thrilled to have something of great-grandma's).  Some of my own UFO's are getting close the the definition of antique(50Years?).

Comment by Debi Montgomery on November 16, 2011 at 10:26am
I think this one on the design wall may be a wom-t as I haven't added the batting!!
Comment by Penelope on November 16, 2011 at 7:09am

@ Suzanne

Love the WHIMM and WOMBAT terms- perfect acronyms.  Now, what to do with the

wombats.  Why is it so hard to part with them?

Comment by Ginny Lunsford on November 16, 2011 at 6:48am

I think I have 3 WIP, 8 UFO's,and 4 piles of fabrics I think will go together if I find a pattern for them. Then drawers full of fabrics mostlty under a yard.  I've saved my triangles from almost all my 21/2 bindings and anything else I cut them off, thats a whole drawer,too. But I don't know what I'll do with them,just couldn't throw them out. I even have pieces of fabric from a  quilt I made 30 yrs. ago. LOL

Comment by Suzanne Montgomery on November 15, 2011 at 11:23pm

My definition of a UFO is a top that is waiting to be sandwiched and completed.  If I have started piecing the top, it is a WIP.  If I have just cut the pieces it is a PIZLBs (Project in Zip-Lock Bags).  Fabric and or patterns that are for a specific project are WHIMM (Works Hidden in My Mind).  If it is something that I am never going to finish it is a WOMBAT (Waste of Material, Batting and Time).

Comment by Debi Montgomery on November 15, 2011 at 8:19pm

So as a new quilter, what is the true definition of a UFO? Is it something that you start and never finish or what? I know that I have a couple of WIP's waiting for the quilt machine to be ready for it. I do have one quilt that I have all the blocks for that I really don't like the colors, want to set it aside and never see it again...

Comment by Nancy Gardner on November 15, 2011 at 6:19pm

I look forward to chatting and being inspired by this great group of quilters. Works in Progress, I have several, all in various stages of completion. It will be fun to see what others are working on. 

Comment by Linda A. Stone on November 15, 2011 at 10:40am

This group should be lots of fun.  I'm looking forward to seeing some of the mystery quilters in here.


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