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 Riana Noyes on Wednesday

Liz, if you're using the fabrics up that are stored in your cupboards, the quilts you make can take up the empty places left....oh, wait, you've been adding to your stash lol!! Maybe your daughter will take some home with her after her visit :-))

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Tuesday

I am machine quilting 2 little quilts today.  I have run out of space for my quilts so I'll have to take some in to the guilds so I have space for my Garden Walk Quilt.  Or I'll have to make some quilts really quickly to free up a shelf.

Comment by Zoetc49 on October 11, 2021 at 7:10pm

Riana, Yes, My cousin encouraged my mom to remove all of her things out of the room, so I took everything out.. now we have a mess ! But, my mom can and is going though things. Everyone keeps telling my mom not to go up the steep stairs, yet I know what is is able to do and tell her to go up there as long as she can because once she stops, she will not be able to do that. I might move my treadmill up there to give her more space down stairs. 

I started rediscovering projects that I bought fabric for, and have the pattern with the fabric. I have most in plastic bags, but since this space will be more hidden, I am putting things into plastic containers just in case mice find their way into the area. I picked up more containers today. At this point I will have two areas to sew in, but I am putting my UFO's in the other room and hope to have more room to sort out files. The other new quilt space I also plan to go though old pictures and upload them and put them on thumb drives for my brothers kids, so that is a long project that has been put on hold for 5 years. My goal now is to help my mom go though things, label important things she has- story behind the items, etc.  

I hope I have many more good years with my mom, I cannot imagine not having her, she is my best friend.  

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 11, 2021 at 8:34am

Zoe, it's 45 x 58...lap size with soft flannel back. If someone has a large blank wall, it could possibly be a wall piece. I figuredvthe artsy crowd that patronizes amateur theatre would go for " modern" more so than traditional. Are you having a delightful time filling up those lovely cabinets & drawers?

Comment by Zoetc49 on October 10, 2021 at 8:53pm

Riana, I am sure your quilt will raise funds , It is very pretty ! What size is this? Wall hanging?

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 10, 2021 at 6:57pm

Dee , love the nostalgic look of your quilt. Sorry you've lost three family members, what a tough year. Was your brother not vaccinated? Have patience leaning the embroidery machine...there's a huge learning curve, not just the machine and loading patterns, but also stabilizers and hooping tricks.

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 10, 2021 at 6:50pm
Comment by Zoetc49 on October 10, 2021 at 2:09pm

Elizabeth, thank you for the wonderful information ! I love hearing the stores. 

I stayed up till 5 am painting in the room where the guys messed up things, I just had my second burst of energy then. Now, my mom is asking me to help sort things.. so off I go, but we do need to do this.

Deanna, I love your quilt, the soft colors are so relaxing , reminds me of what I feel a quilt should look like..

I am very sorry you lost your brother to covid, and your step dad to a heart attack, and then your sisters husband.. that is too many !!!  One is too many...    

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on October 10, 2021 at 1:43pm

Deanna, the quilt in the picture is beautiful!  The colours are so calming and soft.  I sure that you will enjoy doing the binding.  I am hand binding today and I like the process.  I finished the movie (will not recommend it - too slow) and I'm watching Season 1 of Chicago Med.  The ensemble cast is interesting.

Comment by Deanna Davis on October 10, 2021 at 11:57am

I keep wanting to hit the 'like' button here girls  lol  I had a finish - it was on my list so I posted it over on the PhD challenge .. #3 is next, and #4 is going on my wall so I can stare at it while I finish #3.

I started playing with my new to me embroidery machine last night, following the directions, only have 2 bobbins, but it's a start.  Spelled a NAME  lol  I need to learn to use the stored files in memory and the 'card' to see what's one there. My goal is to make labels for our QOV quilts we do as we currently use 'fill in the blanks' done by spoonflower for QOV -- a nice gesture, but so blah .. 

Home again today, have had a cough/congestion from early cool air + ragweed blooming that has provided me with this .. I tested myself and it's not the dreaded COVID.  We have had three losses in the last month, 1st Doug's sister's husband (natural), my stepfather (heart attack), and then my younger brother @ 50 (COVID) .. it is hard to sew at the moment, but it is my happy place and I do have to clean it up.

The handquilting group took two of my antique quilts and the 1st one is ready to trim and get its binding -- that wasn't on my list however.  The 2nd one I had marked in 2013 when I had foot surgery, could not quilt while elevating my foot, so I put it aside. Have picked it up at various times over the past few years but only got 10 blocks done - so they are finishing that one too ...  trimming this beauty today :) 


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