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 Deanna Davis on November 23, 2011 at 10:59am

Quilt definitions - from Suzanne Montgomery -- and I'm sure we can add more to this :>

UFO: a top that is waiting to be sandwiched and completed (Unfinished object)
WIP:  top has been started to be pieced (work in progress)
PIZLBs:  pieces are cut and bagged (Project in Zip-Lock Bags) 
WHIMM:  Fabric and or patterns that are for a specific project (Works Hidden in My Mind)
WOMBAT: something that will never be finished (Waste of Material, Batting and Time)


and an additional ...


WOEWIT:  What on EARTH was I thinking ? 


Comment by Jeanne Jordan on November 23, 2011 at 10:38am

@Cynthia, I saved the site, too!  Wow, 13 wedges per quadrant, & all 4 quads come together at the center.  I'd need a cantelope to cover my center point!

@ Deanna, I'd love a copy of the acronyms.  They are so much fun.

@Kathleen, Thanks for the info on your quilt.  I was able to google it, & found several sites with Buckeye Beauty patterns.  And the AQS site has several that are very similar, too. Just need to find my password.  I'd enjoy your link, too, but if it's not handy, don't worry. Your quilt is inspiring!  At this rate, I'll have 3 or 4 more UFOs by the end of the year. :-)

Have a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Comment by Julie Beard on November 23, 2011 at 5:25am

Hey guys I saw that quilt displayed on the Quilt Show site sometime ago. It is truly a great quilt.  I believe it is stripped pieced together.


Comment by Nancy Gardner on November 23, 2011 at 12:11am

Cynthia, that is a great site. I am so impressed with what she has done. I saved it. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Cynthia Warren on November 22, 2011 at 8:55pm

Just did a little googling.  Name of antique red and white quilt posted early on from NYC show is called Vortex.  I found a blog where someone posted pattern for it.  Here it is.  I only spent about 30 seconds on site, so I can't vouch for anything.  But a picture of the same quilt is there.  

It IS an awesome quilt  

Comment by Carolyn Hoxton on November 22, 2011 at 3:29pm

I have never seen a pattern like the picture of the red and white quilt below, does anyone know what that is? It is gorgeous, reminds me of Kaliedoscope.

Comment by Kathleen Clendennen on November 22, 2011 at 12:47pm

Jeanne, No it is rather an easy pattern that is broken down into sub blocks and then those sewn together in a 4 patch.  There are two smaller 4 patch and two half square triangles in the sub block.  The pattern is Buckeye Beauty   tn_93-3743.jpg.  I have it on my website for sale, but it was done as a mystery quilt at my local guild and organized by a designer as the 'buckeye' quilt block.  Did not recognize it until all done and given the name of the block. LOL

If you are interested, I can pull out my instructions and give you the link to the mystery quilt on line.

Comment by Nancy Gardner on November 22, 2011 at 10:32am

Deanne, Thank you so much for the information. I will get myself on the list and see if I can find the Quiltmaker issue mentioned. I have an iPhone and I like free so I will check out the guide. Perhaps it will come to San Francisco - I will keep my fingers crossed.

Comment by Deanna Davis on November 22, 2011 at 10:16am

The Folk Art Museum that held the show will be publishing a catalog of all the quilts and according to their website the exhibit will be travelling in the future. I put myself on the mailing list to watch for this. Also, in the Nov/Dec issue of Quiltmaker there are 3 patterns from the exhibit, 2 intermediate and one 'challenging' (it's a feathered star illusion which if you look at the pattern it wouldn't be hard, just piece-intensive).  There is also a free app for a digital guide to the exhibition via android smart phone, Iphone or Ipod. Check your 'market' app on your phone.  I need a new phone !  LOL 

Comment by Debi Montgomery on November 22, 2011 at 1:34am
That red/white quilt would definitely be a WOEWIT!!! I don't think I could ever do the UFO pile for sure!

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