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 Linda Koller on April 8, 2013 at 9:32pm

I bought some titanium blades when I was in Wisconsin 2 years ago and I love them. They were less expensive and they last much longer. I don't see them here so I will have to have my brother go over to that cute little quilt shop and get me more.

Viki - I didn't even have to leave the house and I managed to buy fabric. The problem of not being able to drive is you tend to surf the web. I have some grandchildren bdays coming up. But do I get just what I need? No, I have to meet that free shipping amount!! My rationalization is that I do a lot of charity quilting...not that I don't have enough fabric already. I admit I'm a fabricoholic.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 6, 2013 at 6:24pm
oops...shouldn't have been in such a hurry to get back home yesterday. need to sign up on their mailing list. could use some more of their storage totes...and blades. they sure don't seem to last long. got a new sharpener, helps but they just don't hold a blade. asked my personal engineer how they can be making titanium - the worlds hardest metal - so cheaply and he said it is like a micro thin coating. probably very thin. he said titanium blades should last longer.
Comment by viki hagan on April 6, 2013 at 6:06pm

hah.. I managed not to buy any not going to the fabric store, lol.. I went by Michaels on my way there and they are having their clearance deal so I went in there instead, bought some canvas and a couple candles..and my rotary blades

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 6, 2013 at 5:38pm
looking forward to that pic viki!

...and good luck on that no fabric thing lollol
Comment by viki hagan on April 6, 2013 at 1:15pm

lol Deanna, some artistic talents in one area don't always translate to other areas.. picture matting is exactly how I look at the borders on a quilt.. take your sister to a fabric store and show what's currently 'in style'.

Ya know I've been working on that black/white double wedding ring and was going to keep it.. but I think I'm going to sell it or give it to one of the family members I haven't made a quilt for yet. I have a scrappy one started that I've been working on kind of willy nilly and I think it's going to be the one I keep for my much more me than one that's all planned out nice and neat.

Beth.. so glad you went ahead to teach the one student. When I had my shop I did that too.. it's so unfair to cancel a class just because you only have one or two people signed then that one person really gets your attention and learns what you're trying to teach them.

I'm off to the fabric store today, lol.. I need a couple small rotary blades for the dwr's I'm gonna try to escape without buying any more fabric, one of these days I'll take a picture of all the fabric I have stashed here and there so you can see what a mess I am.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 6, 2013 at 11:56am
i am sooo jealous! who cares when it gets quilted & onto the least you have made a quilt for YOU keep just for YOU .. to put on YOUR bed...
.....get my drift? lol
so far i have pattern - eq - and fabric bundle...and finished three small quilts, sewing machine cover, pin cushion, doll etc etc etc while my day dream and first EVER quilt for ME sits and stares at me... lollol time ...i know, all things in time ... but....
Comment by Deanna Davis on April 6, 2013 at 11:48am

You guys will laugh at this.  My sister has been following my working on this as she comes home and goes back on the road, I sent her pics via text. Well as I was putting the borders on she was ok with it, but the minute I put that large floral on, she was like .. it's too dark ! With cross stitch or embroidery, she is color savvy. But when it comes to the quilt process, she's still back in the early 70-80's with light flowers and color choices. I just laughed -- I tried to explain the concept of matting a picture, sometimes it takes one, or two. But the whole purpose of this large stack was to complement THAT fabric .. and it does .. of course I did the extra large sides for drape and effect. Glad I have all of you :DDDDD

Rogue, just wait til it's quilted  <hee hee>  It might be June, but that's ok by me  -:>


Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 6, 2013 at 11:14am
catching up on all the posts from last few days.

deanna - that is just so beautiful! there are no words. i look and look. it is so simple. so why do i find it so enchanting... maybe the colors..i love all the subtle and delicate tones in this quilt.

...and of course...if you decide that it is a tad too quiet for your energy levels. why....just send it to me! send Postage COD to ....... :))
Comment by Beth A. North on April 6, 2013 at 10:22am

Good point Viki, when I was just on a quilting spree, I took my bolts of fabric, sewed them together to make large enough and assembly lined sewed them together.  It worked real well.  I may have to do that for the 8 of mine sitting there ready to go.  But, alas, I have got the backs with them already and it is just a matter of taking the time to do them.  I am so funny.  I think they are not done because I want to play on them instead of "just" quilting them.  I want to try Baptist Fans, Circle Lord one piece playing, and then practice some new ideas on feather all overs by Sue Patten.  Yep, starting to feel adventurous.  Well, off to teach my class today.  It will be fun, only one student signed up.  I believe whether is 1 or 10, you still continue with the class.  They took the time to sign up, you better be available to do what you said you were going to do.  I do not like it when teachers cancel the class because one or two signed up.  So I do not do that.  Thread Play is fun.  Nancy Prince on The Quilt Show has a freebie class there if you become a member (subscribe to the site).,  I went thru the trouble to get permission to teach it, going to take that opportunity.  Word of mouth here in Spokane is very valuable.

Comment by Deanna Davis on April 6, 2013 at 10:20am

I found a Civil War repro that just might do it ... after auditioning fabrics on the wall last night (til 2am), and now I'm organizing stash pulling it out on the table and folding (compulsive ? -- I want it to look like Bonnie Hunter's eventually -- neat!) I'm thinking of nice civil war back is what it needs .. more on that later ..

Bread didn't turn out half bad, but I need to add more sourdough to compensate for the gluten me thinks. It did taste awfully good :D  It didn't elevate for it's long rise before shaping enough for me, but the oven spring was good.

Today is: ride my horse, garden and weeds for a few hours, and then a soccer tournament with the cuzns at a State Park outside Little Rock somewhere .. need some family time :D

Off to a great start !



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