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Thread: Big Surprise--I found a box of quilt tops

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    Big Surprise--I found a box of quilt tops

    I "bragged" last week that I was all caught up on my UFO's and was going to start a new quilt this week. What a joke on me that turned out to be. I was rummaging around and wondered what was in "that box" and I found probably 15 tops that need to be backed and quilted--mostly crib size--all were done while I was in Indiana, mostly using up a bunch of precut blocks I had taken with me. So guess it will be another week (at least) before I get to work on a new quilt. Anyway it is back to putting on fleece backing and getting them quilted. I don't mind doing it, but it isn't a lot of fun! Tomorrow is guild meeting followed by an afternoon workshop, so won't get much done on them until Tuesday.
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    Rachel

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    Well, I think you could start a new quilt top and THEN attach the box of tops. Might feel really good?

    Dina

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    I can't even imagine what that would be like. 15 tops - wow! You are very productive. All my UFO's are still in my head (except the one I'm working on, which is spread out in an unfinished state on the floor). I would love to have some just waiting for the longarm.

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    It's amazing that you could finish them all this week! Wow. Do you have plans for the tops? Do you donate or do you save them for gifts?

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    What a great thing to find! Christmas in June at your house!
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    Now I don't feel so bad about my UFOs. Lol. You are a magician if you can get them all done that fast. Good for you!

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    Let me clarify--most of these are small --40x 60 range. I use fleece on the backs and that doesn't take a great deal of quilting. I generally do SID-- nothing fancy. I bind them by bringing the backing to the front of the quilt. So although that sounds like a lot, it isn't as overwhelming as it sounds.
    I use them for a guild project; give them to family and friends; keep a few for here at home. All my family will get quilts this year for Christmas (23-24 people) so I can start over on bigger quilts for a future Christmas.
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    LOL. Hope you get them finished quickly and get your new project started.

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    Wow - It's still lots to do, but what a wonderful feeling it will be to have them done, please share some pics!

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    I have been collecting fabric for a bargello for almost a year. I needed 24 fabrics. I have all of them. I can't wait to start. It has been way at the top of my bucket list for a long time. I told myself I am not allowed to start until I finish a t-shirt quilt a friend is paying me to make. (I don't like making them) I will layer it to quilt today. I am just going to do an all over loose meandering pattern and do something fancy in the borders. Maybe a guitar. It is rock and roll t shirts. And I am going to make 4 of my Dear Jane blocks. Then I can start. I have way too many other UFO's too and several UFO's that aren't started yet that I need for gifts.

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    What a pleasant surprise to find! Have fun finishing those 15 quilts. You could always start cutting out your new quilt and work on it in between finishing the others.
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    Happy quilting!!

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    I think you should reward yourself for the UFO's you have finished.Those new found ones will just have to wait a bit longer besides they "'snuck'' up on you -unfair behavior on their part

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    Wow! bet you were surprise. Christmas in June.

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    I think I would start the new project and then go back to the box...................however, I like to finish things and get them out-of-the-way.
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    wow what a find i keep looking but cant find any undone here..lol.. i guess you have to make them first huh?
    well i am happy for you and that makes christmas much easier...

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    I would finish them all up before starting a new quilt. I always finish one before atarting another.
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    I am curious about the fleece backing. Do you also use a batting? or just use the fleese and that makes it heavy enough? Thanks.

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    Great find!!!
    Quilting is my source of sanity!!!

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    Fast worker if you can do 15 quilts in 1 week. Oh I wish I could be that fast!

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    Come to my house and you can finish some of mine.
    Quote Originally Posted by psailer View Post
    wow what a find i keep looking but cant find any undone here..lol.. i guess you have to make them first huh?
    well i am happy for you and that makes christmas much easier...

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    I'm sure that they will all go to some loving children soon
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Wow, so happy you found the box and now you can get busy and get them done. I wonder what else is hiding in your sewing room.
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    That makes me feel so much better. I walked into my sewing room and realized that I have parts of 6 different quilts on my design wall. I made a vow (lol) that I will not start anything new until at least half of these are finished! Hubby tells me that I always keep too many irons in the fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie View Post
    Fast worker if you can do 15 quilts in 1 week. Oh I wish I could be that fast!
    I do very little else--that's why I can get so much done at my sewing machine. I go out for exercises an hour or so each morning. Read a little, stick dish or two in the dish washer, but mostly just sew. I obviously love to do it.
    God Bless,
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