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 Elizabeth Phillips on August 17, 2012 at 11:36am

Hi Everyone,

Cheri, if you put 8 white squares on each of the pink, fushia, red and yellow legs of your disappearing 9 patch block after you slice it in 4 and mark and sew a diagonal line, you will get a Disappearing 9 Patch Star. It is an easy variation.

I am working on a 50 x 70 QOV in a pattern called "Scrambled Fat Quarters", all in "manly" colours.  Almost ready to sew the border today.  Most of the patterns we use are the same size and very easy.  This quilt is forgiving.  I got a few blocks mixed up when I was sewing the rows (you know how that can happen if you do not lay out the blocks before hand and number them) and I can't tell the difference.

I've graduated to a cane from a walker so I'm getting better.But I still have 125 UFOs in my sewing room.  It's O.K.  I'll get to them.  A lot of them are not even started and Lindy Weber told me that they are "dream seeds".  I believe her.


Comment by Beth A. North on August 17, 2012 at 11:19am

So I was a bad girl last night.  I just did not have energy nor ambition to do anything.  Not good, I need to move forward and seem in the rut.  Maybe it is all this canning making me tired.  i did go the sweet pickles with its brew but just watched a movie with child and enjoyed nothingness.  Did two more rounds on the log cabin blocks this am and two more will be done to assemble top to quilt.  It is turning out pretty.  Picked up the fabric to finish the amish dq making because not enough blue.  That is why we need to finish these when we start instead of waiting and can't find fabric because they don't make it anymore.  Black will work.  I am going to quilt wreath feathers in corners where the black is anyway.  Well, off to work so can ge tthings done.

Comment by Riana Noyes on August 17, 2012 at 9:47am

Our garage has an unfinished storage loft, complete with stairs. They take up a bit of the space, but we just park riding mower on that side anyway. The loft has a light, and 2 small windows, but no plugs, so extention cord gets dropped down when I'm running my homemade rig.Since I'm not here wintertime, I can get away without the insulation, door ,railing etc. , but you can bet that when we stop travelling some day, that will be #1 . 

Comment by Beth A. North on August 16, 2012 at 9:40pm

No not in the attic if I had that I would have made it into a whole studio.  The vehicles sit outside and I am inside.  Now there is an idea, thehouse could be added onto if I had the extra money to do so. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on August 16, 2012 at 7:46pm

Beth, you quilt in the garage? Is it in the garage attic, like my area that hits 85 deg. by noon ? We've had a slight respite from heat, and finally some rain! Yeay.

Comment by Riana Noyes on August 16, 2012 at 7:38pm

Just finished a youth quilt for Pro. Linus with this pattern, Cheri . I first saw it on Favequilt and decided to try it. Works up fast. Mine was a novelty fabric with pirates, then I added fish fabric & whales. Quilted with waves & fish , it's going to be some little boy's favourite. Will post photo soon:)

Comment by Cheri Foster on August 16, 2012 at 6:35pm

Hey Beth, I would make a disappearing nine patch with your 5" squares and you can you can use some of the 10" squares cut in quarters if you do not have enough.  Just use the same color in the center all the time. Like red, blue etc.  Put them together cut them in quarters. Turn two of the pieces and you have a cool pattern.  No one would know it started as a simple nine patch.

Comment by Cheri Foster on August 16, 2012 at 6:26pm

My definition of a UFO is a top that is waitng to be finished either because I do not have the money to send it to the longarmer or that I procrastinate quilting in the ditch.  I am still trying to master machine quilting.  Me and the machine do not get along so far.  I also have a quilt that I have purchased and washed and ironed and starched the fabric for (now to cut it) but it is so many little pieces that I just haven't been able to make my self start.  It is stashed in a bag. But I just won't start another quilt until I have the 4 I have already started finished.

Comment by Deanna Davis on August 16, 2012 at 6:07pm

I love the wonky 9 patch -- easy, quick and no matter what it all goes together  LOL  I just wish somehow I could have scraps when I'm done with something. I can never do a 'scrap' quilt cuz I don't have any leftovers .. or if I do, it's large pieces .. a friend of mine has a whole drawer of 2" squares or strips to cut into 2" squares. I'm going to have to TRY and designate a place I can do that so I can have some scraps ! 

Can I have some pickles Beth ? I haven't canned a THING this year  LOL


Comment by Beth A. North on August 16, 2012 at 5:49pm

Look forward to it Ginny.


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