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UFOs

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 Wilma Schirra-Kays on Wednesday

I feel good.  Today I finished piecing 2 baby quilts (very simple) and 3 quilts of Valor.  I am sending a note to the sewing room longarm coordinator to make an appointment to quilt these.  I also have 2 panel baby quilts and another one in the stack to be quilted.  Yeah, progress.  I also attached the binding onto grandson #5 t-shirt quilt...but it is too hot to hand sew it.  Maybe another day.

Comment by carla j walton on Wednesday

Riana...I have a bucket of orphans. A friend of mine does those and she calls them "this and that" quilts. They are always the fun ones.

Comment by Anna Quilts on Wednesday

Barbara and Riana, thank you for the warm welcome and input on UFOs. Riana, you could write a book with all the input and ideas. So true! I have a scary amount of UFOs and really want to get the number down. It is anticlimactic to work on something by yourself. right now some of my pressing UFOs are finishing my Lori Holt, Farm Girl Vintage and Bee Happy quilts, finish quilting a 10 ft x 10 ft Patriotic quilt that I love but is just BIG. Then there are several more piles of UFOs that need to be quilted or atleast the top needs to be completed. I do not even want to look at it. LOL

Comment by Riana Noyes on Wednesday

Welcome, Anna! So you have a few ufo's? People stop working on a project for various reasons.. colours of decor have changed, ran out of one or more fabrics, ran into a snag( technique) , have fallen " out of love" with a pattern, and missing a deadline to finish & it's no longer needed or appropriate. I like to see quilts finished and used...if not by intended user, then someone who would benefit from a gift of it. Sometimes l cut down the size ( that helps with the " ran out of perfect fabric" problem. Or l substitute a similar colour/ pattern. If l run into real problems, it goes into an orphan block basket. I delve into that for impromtu quilts ( love making those!) Sometimes, if it's a total loss, l recut for another quilt, or use it as part of a pieced backing. Elizabeth Phillips is the queen of pieced backs..got the idea from her!

Comment by Gail Brown on June 18, 2018 at 12:03pm

Hi Girls,

Been down with p-namonia for the last almost two weeks.  Down, but not out!!  Dr. says he's not saying I'm old, but I have a lot of miles on me.  Just need a good rest and a tune-up.  Getting better little by little.  I don't think I'll catch up to Riana any time soon.  It will take me years to finish my own UFOs.

Barbara so glad that things are going well for your brother.  Hope things continue to move along for him.

Linda, so sorry to hear about your blood pressure problems.  I spent many years with the same problem and many meds before I got ones that worked for me.  As you know stress is a big contribution to hyper tension.  "Pray, Hope and Don't Worry" Padre Pio  God has a place He wants you and Indy to be and He will get you there.

I'm still trying to finish baby quilt for my Great Grandson who is expected to make his appearance at the end of the month.  It's almost ready to go.  I'm getting Hubby to help me get a queen quilt on the frame and I have several smaller projects I can work on.

Deanna, I love that your machine has a name, Charlotte.  Mine is called Fuzzy, because of the fuzz problems he causes me from time to time.  Charlotte is such a regal name, Fuzzy not so much.

Happy Sewing Girls.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on June 18, 2018 at 6:52am

Wecome to the UFO group Anna! We have good fun, learn from each other, care when we have difficulties in life. During the spring and summer months many are in the garden group. Jump into the conversations. Elizabeth and Riana get the most UFO's done.  This is a great group to encourage you on in your work, 

Comment by Anna Quilts on June 17, 2018 at 9:52pm

I would love to join the UFO group. Hopefully it will spur me on to get some done. Awesome socks and fingerless gloves, Wilma and Mary. Wished I could knit that well. My grandmother in Europe always knitted goat hair socks. They were scratchy but so warm.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on June 17, 2018 at 9:40pm

OMGosh! Both of you are so good at these! I tried socks ONCE! LOL Maybe I will try again. My DIL knits socks. Maybe she'll help me. These are beautiful! Mary, are the ones on the left fingerless gloves? I apologize if that is not what they are. The patterns and colors in both are wonderful! 

Comment by Riana Noyes on June 17, 2018 at 9:31pm

Wilma, what cute sock forms! I remember mom hanging dad's wool socks on the line using wire sock frames to keep their shape and prevent shrinking. I am the slowest sock knitter ever...takes me at least 3 wk. for a pair.

Mary, those aren't a bad color...they'll not show dirt if wearing with garden clogs,lol.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on June 17, 2018 at 6:38pm

Can't wait to see your six pairs in six weeks, Mary!!

 

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