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Thread: First UFO in progress..now with pix :)

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    Senior Member aliaslaceygreen's Avatar
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    My quilting goal this year is finish 2x as many quilts as I start!

    This quilt was a class at a group about 6 years ago, and I always hated it, never felt motivated to finish.

    As I was organizing and photographing all my UFO's I had an epiphany....

    The quilt was originally nine 13" squares with 2.5 inch sashing. I had started to do some crazy quilt embellishing to it... But it didn't speak to me.

    The changes: (with Rory testing how slippery it is on the floor for me)
    I sliced each block into 12x 4 inch strips, sewed two back together, and added 1 inch sashing. (I have to piece a bit more for one section)

    What is next is to bring back into the quilt some of the green/blue tones, in another round of sashing, which will set off each row, and then...well, it is kind of happening as it happens.
    I am MUCH happier with it now!
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    Wow! Love it with the red sashing! Just makes the whole thing pop! Great idea!

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    Wow, looks like too completely different quilts! I like what you are doing with it.

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    Awesome!!! I love the newly designed UFO :D:D:D

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    Great idea to cut the blocks and add the darker sashing. It makes such a difference! It's so hard to work on something when you don't like it...it's more of a chore! Glad you found a way to make changes you were happy with!

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    What a stroke of genius! So good of you to post the pics...sometimes we just need to step away and let it all percolate for awhile. Thanks for sharing your take on what can be done with those "problem" UFO's.

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    Senior Member aliaslaceygreen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    What a stroke of genius! So good of you to post the pics...sometimes we just need to step away and let it all percolate for awhile. Thanks for sharing your take on what can be done with those "problem" UFO's.
    Thanks everyone!
    I'm BIG percolator kind of person...lol
    Of course when inspiration strikes, I need to get on it immediately, before the spark dissolves...

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    I really like it with that bright sashing. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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    Great idea of "redoing" something you're not happy with. It looks great.

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    Sometimes when we revisit a project the inspiration hits just hits you, great idea to change it up to make it more you

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