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Thread: 2013 UFO Therapy Thread - Sister Thread to 2013 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    Senior Member kristakz's Avatar
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    I'm going to need some encouragement to get this month's UFO finished. I loaded it up on the long arm yesterday, and started quilting today. It is BIG, and based on the first session, it is going to take a long time to finish. Still hoping to complete it this month, but it's going to be a marathon to get there.

    I suppose this quilt isn't really a UFO, since I just finished the top in Feb. But if I don't get it done this month it will become one, so I hope I'm allowed to count it.
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    You must be doing some heavy quilting for it to be taking awhile. More power to you. You can do it girl, yes you can.

    If youw ant to count this gorgeous quilt as a ufo completed and it is done, then do so. It is very pretty.
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    Krista--this is a pretty quilt. Were the blocks pp'd? What pattern did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    Krista--this is a pretty quilt. Were the blocks pp'd? What pattern did you use?
    Yes, it's all paper pieced. It was a BOM I did through my quilt shop called "Dancing with the Stars", but it was online too. It's available here (scroll about halfway down) http://www.caroldoak.com/store.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    You must be doing some heavy quilting for it to be taking awhile. More power to you. You can do it girl, yes you can.
    Not too heavy, but STID around all the stars. Each block is taking about 30-45 minutes, and there are 30 of them. One step at a time - I do better if I focus on just the next block

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    Krista: Your quilt literally sparkles. Love it, love the PP blocks, love the unique sashing. Thank your for the link, all of her work is beautiful.

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    Krista - your quilt is so pretty! I love your sashing and your color choices. Can't wait to see your quilting!

    I've been working on 2 small UFOs today, an Easter Table Topper made from swap blocks and a Wall Quilt made from "Little Charmer's II" by Anka's Treasures. The Easter Topper is ready for hand binding and I'm just getting started on the quilting around the stars of my wall quilt.
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    I spent a chunk of yesterday basting (hooray for Elmer's glue!) and meandering on this colorful baby quilt for a friend in Canada. She has a toddler son and an 'unknown' on the way next month, and she's a huge rainbow fan herself. I picked an easy, fun pattern. This is also my first time meandering anything, and first time FMQ'ing something larger than a mug rug! It's messy but not godawful and the lil'uns certainly won't notice.

    Now I need to bind and label it...! But not until later, since I have to work all day. Ah well.

    (We were quilting at the local library, so the pictures on the wall are from nearby Elementary schools.)

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    Jennalyn, what a great baby quilt. Baby is sure to love the colors
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    Asimplelife, your table runners are beautiful. Great job
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    For March finish

    I'm working on this lap size for my March finish. I'm using a QAYG is sections, the largest one I've tried. Hopefully I can line it up ok then it will be reversible.
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    I am thrilled to say that I am almost done with the Bronco quilt, yep just that binding. Then I found some class samples (not ufo projects left) that need their binding done. Traded quilting for binding so I just need to sew it on, she will do the rest. I have only the borders left on the new year myster quilt. So thrilled. I even have all my Civil Was blocks cut out and made six of them, 3 for me and 3 for her. Now to finish the other nine for her and my 9.

    I did step into a wonderful buy on a Buggy Barn quilt BOM kit. So I bought it. Love it! Yes, I am going to start a new once once I get these other little things done. This way I have something new to go with my old.
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    Great going Quilter Momma! Bet it feels really good to be accomplishing so much.

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    I've been working on several projects but can't seem to make myself stick with doing the quilting on the autumn leaves swap blocks quilt that my friend's DGD picked as her birthday quilt. Really need to get on with it as her birthday was last week. LOL!

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    Heading to Ohio to spend spring break with the grandbrats in a few days. Guess the tshirt quilt will have to become an April finish. At least I got one done in March. LOL.

    Y'all keep up the good work and I'll see you now and then but I won't be doing any quilting while I'm away. Hugs and smiles!
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Have a great time Linda.

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    Waaah! I was quilting my March UFO, and decided I needed to redo a section because I wasn't happy with the feathers I'd quilted into it. I ripped all the stitching out, and when I straighted it up to start over again, I noticed that I put a small hole in the fabric when I was ripping There's so much work in this quilt, I can't bear the thought of leaving a hole which will only get bigger with each washing. I thought about applique, but I can't come up with anything that won't look out of place - the hole is in the center of the top border. I'm thinking my only option is to replace a section of the border - but that means ripping more quilting (and hopefully not putting yet another hole in it), and then hoping that the 2 extra seams don't stand out like sore thumbs. Sigh. I'm so mad at myself for not being more careful.

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    Krista, could you weave in a patch with threads from extra fabric and the teensiest drop of glue?

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    Oh Krista, darn I am so sorry! TooLazy's suggestion may work, although I don't really know how to do this. My husband had a suit that he somehow managed to put a rip into (not a seam), a tailor rewove the fabric and you really couldn't tell that it had ever happened. I know it can be done. The other possibility is a simple mending and then quilting over it. Quilting can cover a multitude of sins. I hope someone comes up with a solution, let us know how you solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    I thought about applique, but I can't come up with anything that won't look out of place - the hole is in the center of the top border.
    I looked at the pictures on your blog, and might be able to offer a solution that doesn't involve more ripping out. But it will bring more work, though. Instead of just a piece of applique at the site of the hole, why not devise a pattern for applique for the entire border? Or even just the top and bottom border, not appliqueing (sp?) the sides. That way, it won't look out of place. Another option might be to applique a name or a date on the top border - of course covering the hole.

    Just some ideas for if you want to fix this with applique.

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    Would a reverse applique with the same fabric, even if print matching up the print pattern, work? I have used that before when I made a boo boo like that. Try doing a whole quilt and the needle busts and rips the fabric in the center into the back! Now that is fun to replace. Otherwise I would not rip all the quilting out, only where you are at and using the ladder stitch which is really nice for hiding stitches, and replace it with the same fabric and the piecing it in via hand. That is how I repair my quilts and you cannot tell at all once you quilt over them. As Emma said, quilting hides a multitude of sins. If were me, and I could get away with the small hole and doing reverse applique, that is what I would do.
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    Krista: I saw the thread where you posted the quilt top, fell in love with it. So bright and crisp, that made it worse. Remember to let us now how you fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    Waaah! I was quilting my March UFO, and decided I needed to redo a section because I wasn't happy with the feathers I'd quilted into it. I ripped all the stitching out, and when I straighted it up to start over again, I noticed that I put a small hole in the fabric when I was ripping There's so much work in this quilt, I can't bear the thought of leaving a hole which will only get bigger with each washing. I thought about applique, but I can't come up with anything that won't look out of place - the hole is in the center of the top border. I'm thinking my only option is to replace a section of the border - but that means ripping more quilting (and hopefully not putting yet another hole in it), and then hoping that the 2 extra seams don't stand out like sore thumbs. Sigh. I'm so mad at myself for not being more careful.
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    Fixed! It's not perfect, but the hole is gone, and you do have to look pretty closely to see what I did to fix it. I decided that mending didn't work (I tried, and I could see the patch). Reverse applique was an interesting idea, and if the quilting were heavier, or more random so that I could be sure the patch would be quilted over, I might have tried that. But I figured my feathers were likely to end up with an empty space right over the hole, no matter how I patched it. And I liked the idea of appliqueing over the borders, but not the effort involved in that

    So, I did a tiny bit more unstitching, cut out a section of the border and replaced it. You can see the seams if you look closely, but other than that, I don't think it shows as a patch at all. And even knowing where it was, I had to hunt for the added piece. Of course, now that I've found it, I can't un-see it. But I am happy with the result - although I could wish the patch was in the bottom border, rather than the top.
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    Now ain't that just too purdy? I just love your primary colors! This is a happy quilt. No one will ever notice that patch!
    Bev
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