How many completed quilt tops among your UFOs?

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So pretty Kris, I love the blues, I am sure she will love it.

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Kris replied on Sun, May 2 2010 3:09 PM

Jean:
Kris, Love the quilt and also the quilting (bit around the flowers in the border is a nice touch).  Do you have a longarm or did you do this on your domestic machine?

Jean,

I have a Babylock QCP on a frame. This was the second quilt I quilted on the frame. The quilting is all free motion. The flowers in the border are not my doing. The fabric looks like that. I put leaves in the border (experimenting with different designs). I didn't know about turning the quilt at that time so I improvised the best I could. I think that's why I never finished it. The border quilting is not great.

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Kathy D replied on Sun, May 2 2010 4:47 PM

Kris:
OK, after much procrastination here is the first quilt I'm going to finish

Beautiful Kris.  I love the colours.  Great quilting too.

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Kathy D replied on Sun, May 2 2010 5:12 PM

This is my next UFO to tackle.  I made the blocks in about 2000-2002 and I know I had the quilt body put together before we moved from Toronto to Calgary almost 5 years ago.  I have the borders prepared, the sides sewn on and the top and bottom ready to attach.  I just have to decide how to turn the corner.  I hope it comes to light once I have added the square of white to the border.  Then it will likely hang in the 'waiting to be quilted closet' with all the others.  When I figure it out I will post another photo.

 

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Ah, Kris I am a Babylock girl myself. I have the Ellegante embroidery and quilting machine but I keep thinking about the Quest or the Quilter Pro's. Not that I need it, I just want it! Your quilt is gorgeous.

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Kathy D:

This is my next UFO to tackle.  I made the blocks in about 2000-2002 and I know I had the quilt body put together before we moved from Toronto to Calgary almost 5 years ago.

Oh, Kathy, this is right up my alley. Love the colors and the design. Nice, nice.

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Are you all sitting down? I almost outdid myself today. I finished the pocket pouches (almost), I stash shopped and got my colors picked for the BOM and I started an UFO. Drum roll, please. I should have taken a before pic. This was a sandwiched quilt that I did 4 years ago, love it and just stuck it in the pile and it lived there for 4 years.  So I have started quilting it. It'll be mostly stitch in the ditch b/c it's a square in a frame. You'll have to wait now for finished pics but I started one!!!!!!!!!! Do ya get a prize for at least starting one?????????? o:}

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Jean replied on Sun, May 2 2010 8:06 PM

Kathy D   Wow looks like that was  alot of tedious work!  Beautiful and even more so I'm sure when it is finished.  Have fun with those corners ;)

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Evelyn replied on Sun, May 2 2010 8:34 PM

I hate to admit how many UFP's I have.  My quilt guild is doing a challenge to see how many UFO's we could complete this year.  Started in Sept and ends with our June meeting.  I will have completed  at least 12 which isn't putting a dent in my UFO's.  I can stipple and meander pretty well but when I see what others do I wish I could do that.  Of course, that takes practice when you are using your regular sewing machine.  I admit that I have a longarm quilter do my big one.  She does beautiful work but it is all mine then is it?  Oh well, they will only get done if I send the big ones out. 
We hae a quilt show Oct 2011.  I need to complete at least 5 quilts.  Yes I have the patterns and most of the fabrics but one of them is for our bed and I have been working on that for at least 3 years--maybe it's 4.

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Carol replied on Sun, May 2 2010 9:49 PM

Jean -- My sentiments exactly!!  I'd have to take a couple days off just to count the tops, and think the time is better spent in just working on something every day.  Really, it has nothing to do with the fact that I can't walk into my "walk in closet" in the sewing room!  The new fabrics from a shopping trip with two quilting friends last week was the last straw, I guess. But there is also a really big stack of finished quilts - to be entered in this year's fair, so some things do get done after all. When I saw your post, I thought "I resemble that remark!"  Carol  L

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Kris replied on Mon, May 3 2010 1:05 AM

Diane Morgan:
Your quilt is gorgeous.

Thanks Diane. I like it but just can't seem to make myself finish it. I pulled it out this evening then worked on something else instead.

Diane Morgan:
Ah, Kris I am a Babylock girl myself. I have the Ellegante embroidery and quilting machine but I keep thinking about the Quest or the Quilter Pro's.

I'd never used a Babylock until I got my frame. The machine came with it as a package deal. I've only used it for quilting.

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Kris replied on Mon, May 3 2010 1:06 AM

Kathy,

that quilt is gorgeous. Can't wait to see how you finish it.

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Kathy D replied on Mon, May 3 2010 9:50 AM

Kris:
Thanks Diane. I like it but just can't seem to make myself finish it. I pulled it out this evening then worked on something else instead.

Kris - as Nike say "Just do it"  Think of the satisfaction when you have it finished.  Plus you will be able to brag left, right and centre here.

I got the borders on my Celtic quilt last night and I am now juggling bits of paper trying to figure out how to turn the corner.  It will come - like Christmas is.

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Nana replied on Mon, May 3 2010 11:28 AM

Kris your quilt is beautiful.

Kathy I love the celtic quilt.  Can't wait to see it finished.

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Denise replied on Mon, May 3 2010 1:37 PM

Patti,

I have about 30 UFOs in all shapes and sizes.  There are actually 10 completed tops in the group.  I love piecing the quilts, but I'm still a newbie with FM quilting, so I seem to finish the tops and then delay the quilting.  Trying to motivate myself to finish a few of them so I can make room for more.

 

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