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

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    My niece has been learning to quilt. She surfs Pinterest a lot for inspiration. What has drawn her are the variety if ways she can do HST. She would love both your quilts. For a more modern effect B is actually the one she's made. Very random HST with no thought to colors touching it triangle directions. Here is the teal throw she made first. The second is her new triangle project. I think my point is....they're both great!
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    Everyone is doing such a great job. The projects are just beautiful.

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    So from a longarm quilters view point, B is more fun because I see those stars floating around in there and then if you added quilting to emphasize them you would see them even more and then to quilt in a diagonal way in the light versus the dark for play with the quilting. Yep, B would be more fun for me.
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    Sheri, those are some striking HST projects. She is doing quite well.
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    asimplelife, I very much prefer A because those larger areas of light squares in B are very jarring to my eye and I like the smaller ones in A.
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    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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    Well, I have had a lot of things getting in the way of my UFOs, but I thought I'd show you all that I am making some progress. This is my DH's 40th anniversary quilt, we just had our 41st. LOL. He is so understanding and patient, bless his heart. I am having my left knee replaced on Oct. 3rd (had the right done in March) and I am determined to finish his quilt before the surgery!!!!! I have most of the top done, just one small block to do. It was to be a USNavy square, but I've lost mine, so now I have to find a substitute. For those of you who weren't around last year when I started it, I made the Miata, the binoculars, and the American Bittern without having a clue what I was doing. LOL
    You can see the bittern on the bottom left.
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    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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    What a great collage! Love the way the bird works with the blue fabric. Just goes to prove jumping into the deep end of the pool sometimes pays-off.
    Good luck with the surgery. At least having gone through it once you know what to expect.

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    What a great challenge Linda. Hope surgery goes well once more.
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    So what else needs done on it? A wood fabric would be great for the frame so it would be a wonderful collage in the center of the frame.
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    SheriR - love those quilts! I love the random layout (think I might be getting better at appreciating random!) and love how the yellow triangles are scattered about.

    wildyard - Beautiful projects! Good luck with your knee replacement... my Mom is having hers done on the 10th and I'll helping her out for awhile.

    Getting this oldest of old UFOs to finally be a flimsy has made my day! I started this one in 2002 a few months after my beginning quilting class. I saw it made up in a quilt shop on my way home from Minneapolis and fell in love with it - bought the kit of 2.5" strips and worked on it during March Madness that year.

    Then a few blocks here and there... then I started assembling it last winter and it stalled again. It will be custom quilted and now I can't wait to give it a good press and thread trimming so I can get it in the mail!
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    asimplelife--I can see why you liked this pattern...I really do too! What is the name of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    asimplelife--I can see why you liked this pattern...I really do too! What is the name of it?
    It's "Four Patch & Friends" from the book "Open a Can of Worms" by Debbie Caffrey. I think the block is called Arkansas Cross Roads.

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    Wow as! That is pretty. I love how the green border accents it. So pretty.
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    It is a beautiful quilt...I have scraps this size...think it will go on my list!

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    That is so pretty asimplelife. Love the use of the fabrics. Just a thought on quilting since you are sending it out, not sure of your budget, but if edge to edge, be sure they put a flower/leaf vine of some sort on it or if semi custome, a trailing leave on the white would be totally awesome with a blooming flower on the ninepatch centers. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    That is so pretty asimplelife. Love the use of the fabrics. Just a thought on quilting since you are sending it out, not sure of your budget, but if edge to edge, be sure they put a flower/leaf vine of some sort on it or if semi custome, a trailing leave on the white would be totally awesome with a blooming flower on the ninepatch centers. Just a thought.
    Thank you for the ideas and I'll discuss them with my LAQ! I am going to splurge on this one with custom quilting because it's a special quilt to me.

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    I'm going to try and keep this thread active... here is my current project in the Ready for Quilting section of my UFO Collection - Pandora's Box in Teal. It is from the book "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam & Nicky Lintott. I've finished grid quilting the blocks and now I'm doing some straight line quilting down the borders. What's everyone else working on this week?
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    I'm still very much interested in finishing UFO's. I still have about seven bed size quilts to finish. Hope to have my "Blue Irish" finished by the end of the month. The flimsy is done, just need to piece the back, sandwich, quilt and bind. Did I say "just".
    Asimplelife: Love your Pandora's box. It looks like it was really fun to put together. On a quilt like yours, I think straight line quilting is more in harmony with the style of the quilt. My Irish chain is the same way, I am going to do cross hatching on the chain and single block design on the white centers. Really enjoying the project and looking forward to trying a more complex quilting on the centers.

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    Another person here who wants to keep going on the UFO's! Right now making mini 9P blocks and then hope to FMQ a quilt to take to my DS later on this month.
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    I agree Emma S... I'm always trying to use the lines that are already in the top to avoid marking to begin with and it just seems to work best on these tops with "sashed" blocks.

    How mini are your 9P blocks oksewglad?

    I'm on a mad mission to finish 20 UFOs this quarter because I have my heart set on finishing out my Year of FINISH with less than 25 UFOs. So 2 down... 18 to go! Call me crazy but I think I'll get it done. I really want to start 2014 with MUCH less UFO baggage and try out life as a quilter who makes new things AND finishes them too!

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    "I really want to start 2014 with much less UFO baggage and try out life as a quilter who makes new things and finishes them too." Asimplelife, you nailed it, that totally sums it up for me. I only completed five UFOs this year, so far, but that puts me in a much better place than I was in at the beginning of the year. If I could complete one per month Oct, Nov and Dec; that would put me over half way through my pile.

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    An admirable goal . I'm using 1" pieces for the 9P's. These are my own "precuts". In other words trimmings from backings or that leftover strip when cutting squares from wof for another project. They all go in my 1" pan. I have 460 of them so far. Here's what 400 of them look likeName:  9-29-13 400 9p.jpg
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    Oh my... those ARE mini! Love your picture oksewglad.

    Emma S. - I think I'm going to write down that quote because that does sum it up. Finishing things is very liberating... my Mom is my biggest cheerleader of all because she knows me so well and has finished up several of my leftovers and/or rescued me over the decades. The other day we were talking and she commented that it's not like I'm obsessed with quilting as in letting other things go - I can be an All-or-nothing person too - because I've been reading lots of books and keeping up with my garden, got my quilting room put together, getting meals on the table etc.

    I had to think about that a bit... but I certainly do feel "lighter" and it seems easier to keep up with my other tasks than it used to. It's hard to take on new projects in any part of life when you can't trust yourself to finish it!

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    UFOs? Oh yeah, so not working on those! He he

    I am working on Patchwork Party 2013 blocks, I finished cutting for Stars Over Fort Sumpter (yummy civil war pink and chocolate) and cutting for my leader ender (tonga batiks Lollipop, 16 patches and stars). I am such a bad example!
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    Hi everyone!

    I've been trying this year to put a dent in my UFOs and ongoing projects. This weekend I am very pleased to report that I finished two UFO tops finished, the backing and binding prepped for one, the other I need to go shopping for backing. I also worked some on a third.

    Wahoo! To celebrate, I broke into a bundle of 9FQs I picked up the week before, add some yardage and I am one final border away from having that top done.

    I mentioned this on an earlier thread, I'm amazed that some projects take years to finish and others I can do up in a day.
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