How many completed quilt tops among your UFOs?

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Marilyn B replied on Mon, May 10 2010 6:02 PM

I have one more corner to turn then my ugly fabric quilt is done.....HURRAY

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gini replied on Mon, May 10 2010 7:38 PM

Marilyn B:
I have one more corner to turn then my ugly fabric quilt is done.....HURRAY

 

  clap, clap, clap........    gini

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Nancy625 replied on Mon, May 10 2010 7:51 PM

I have one completed quilt top amoung my UFOs.  I quilt as you go or a block or section at a time so, I don't have many unquilted tops in my colection of UFO.  My mother had 25 quilt tops when we cleaned her house up.  My sisters and I occasionally finish one for a family occasion.  My nephew married recently and I tied a top for that.  Her top would never have laid flat enough to quilt. 

My oldest UFO quilt is 16 years old, but I have a counted cross stitch project that is 24 years old.  I quit working on it when I moved.  I may finish it this year for my niece. 

 

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Diane Morgan:
You could always make toss pillows, placemats or table runners.

OR I could just make more of each block out of my scraps and make a quilt top, huh?  Such a novel idea!  LOL

 A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.

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Jean replied on Tue, May 11 2010 10:55 AM

Marilyn B.....oh, if only I could find the corner to turn ROTFL !!!!! :O)   Way to go!!

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Marilyn B replied on Tue, May 11 2010 1:57 PM

Jean:

Marilyn B.....oh, if only I could find the corner to turn ROTFL !!!!! :O)   Way to go!!

LOL I found the corner, turned it and found I still had almost all the way to the first corner to go.  Tonight for sure it will be done.

 

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gini replied on Thu, May 20 2010 10:02 PM

this is one ufo, i will try to finish.    i put a dark blue octogon in the center, after many interviews.   it's actually prettier than this picture, the colors are more vibrant,  anyway.   the blocks are 15 inches and the sashes are, 4 inches.    i think i am making a 6 inch border with applique, but can't figure out what to do there.   i am going to do stylized flowers in the corners. but am stalled from there.  i need to  quit hemming and hawing, and make a decision.   gini  

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gini replied on Thu, May 20 2010 10:08 PM

this is the lone star i pieced in a week by hand.   it is 68 inches from point to point.   i put the corner squares in and 8 or ten inch borders, and now i think i need to take them off and applique something in the corners?   i may just take the borders off and add a thin inner border with all the colors in it.   what to do?   i need to get off the bench and decide. 

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Nana replied on Fri, May 21 2010 8:05 AM

Gini

Maybe you should do just a vine with all those neat leaves in the borders and then your stylized flowers in the corners.

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Nana replied on Fri, May 21 2010 8:08 AM

Gini

I think the Lone Star would be pretty if you cut your border in half and added a small border in that deep rich blue and then another black border.  Maybe bind in blue as well.  I think it would make the star pop even more.

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Wismom replied on Fri, May 21 2010 5:53 PM

Eek! We have to count them? I think 5. Maybe 6. Good gravy, no, I seem to have more than that. I have one on a design wall that I have had there for better than a month now. Trying to determine what I am going to do with these four little areas that just are not speaking to me. Then I have a "better get my butt in gear" wallhanging to take with us to TX in two weeks that I am making for my Daughter's inlaws. Thank heavens it is small. The others are ok on the back burner for now but these two are definitely a concern. Needless to say I am thankful that I have a sewing machine and don't have to do these by hand stitching or they'll never get done! lol

 

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My name is Pat and I have UFOs. . . . . . .

I have been quilting for less than 2 years so I can't compete with a lot of you. However, I have more UFOs than I want. Unfortunately, I think I need personal visits from someone to shame me into getting into gear. LOL. I listed some when this first came up, then reorganized my sewing room and found more. I only have 1 completed top, MQ1. I have just started quilting MQ2 so it will have to wait till that is done. It is next on the list. I procrastinated on it cuz I was afraid of it. It is the biggest quilt I ever made (till MQ2) and I still don't know what pattern to quilt. I also need that personal visitor to make me stop starting new projects till I finish up some of these UFOs. If QCA would stop coming up with such neat group projects it would help me a lot! ROFLOL

Now that I have reorganized I have all of my fabric on open shelves where I can see it, no longer in plastic bins buried in the closet. AND the UFOs have their own shelf so it is more difficult to avoid them.

I found 2 Strip Club projects that I never touched after bringing them home. They were beyond my abilities at the time, but I will get them out and look them over again. I also have a disappearing 9 patch in need of borders. I have a Jo Morton project that is still beyond my abilities so it will have to remain a UFO for a while.

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Kathy D replied on Sun, May 23 2010 10:29 AM

Pat Lancaster:
My name is Pat and I have UFOs. . . . . . .

You crack me up Pat.  You have reached step 2.  1 is getting here and 2 is getting organized and finding your projects.  We are waiting for step 3....

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Kris replied on Sun, May 23 2010 2:23 PM

Pat Lancaster:
I also need that personal visitor to make me stop starting new projects till I finish up some of these UFOs. If QCA would stop coming up with such neat group projects it would help me a lot! ROFLOL

LOL. Good luck with that Pat.

There are so many great projects out there so many interesting techniques to learn that I haven't found an effective way to keep myself from starting something new. Just keep working on them and don't let guilt get to you.

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Hi, Pat.  You are in good company.  I've been quilting for about 21 years and have so many UFO's it isn't funny.  Even though I  do finish a lot of projects so many many more have been put up in the closet and into bins.  If I could stay home without interruption (i.e. no work,  no chores, no cooking, no internet, no shopping....) for about two months then maybe I could put a dent in the UFO pile.  My favorite part of quilting is the planning and then the piecing or appliquing, and the actual quilting often gets put off.  I machine quilt mostly and even though I like to hand quilt somehow I never get to that.  If you are unsure about how to proceed with a pattern just ask the group - quilters are always eager to help.  BTW, what is the Jo Morton project you have planned???  I love her stuff.   Nancy P

 

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