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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 viki hagan on April 8, 2013 at 10:25pm

curves is what I cut with it and double wedding rings have a lot of curves.. I actually use an acrylic template for each of the pieces and I paper piece the arcs then trim them after the patches are sewn together while the paper is still attached, then it doesn't get stretched out of shape

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on April 8, 2013 at 10:19pm
you don't have a michaels there linda? thought they were like walmart now...no town anywhere has escaped them.

what are you cutting viki? i haven't used my 28mm in quite a few years now. i used to use it for cutting out clothing patterns. that small diameter wheel was perfect on curves.
Comment by viki hagan on April 8, 2013 at 9:47pm

lol Linda, I know exactly what you mean, I buy a lot of fabric online too since going out and running around is hard for me..and yep, I try to hit that free shipping too.

I don't think I've ever seen the titanium blades, but I'm going to look for them for the 28mm cutter. It's the one I wear the blades out on so fast because I cut through paper and fabric at the same time with it.

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 fabric...by 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 bed..so 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 up..plus 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 bed....at least you have made a quilt for YOU ...to 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
..in 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  -:>

 

 
 
 

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