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    Senior Member Elsie's Avatar
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    what is your oldest ufo's and how old is it mine is a hand quilt the 1st panel of an the light house and and the 2nd panels is sandy beach with a chair and umbrella it at lease 5 years old

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    Does the box of misc. blocks and squares from my DH great grandmother count? She died in 1936 at 100 years old.
    I think of my very own is a GFG that I started 5 years ago. I hope to finish it before I die:):)

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    My Lily from the Ashes quilt started in 2004.

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    any thing goes i hope i can finish this one too it for my grandson

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Does the box of misc. blocks and squares from my DH great grandmother count? She died in 1936 at 100 years old.
    I think of my very own is a GFG that I started 5 years ago. I hope to finish it before I die:):)
    Hmmm, well if inherited UFO's count, then mine is a tin of yo-yo's that my DM was sewing in the 1970's. I counted them and there aren't nearly enough to do a bed sized quilt of any description, so not sure what I'll ever do with them, except cherish the memory. My first (and second) quilt top(s) from less than a year ago remains unfinished. Hopefully I'll get to them before Christmas.

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    2003---Top done just needs to be sandwiched and quilted...

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    I have a basic, queen-sized nine patch that's probably 15 years old. I didn't sew for a very long time and now I'm backed up with projects.

    But I take her out and think about her every once in a while.

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    My first quilt, a TATW in "exquisite" Rag Shop calicos, ca. 1999-2000.
    (Who knew there were other fabric choices?)
    It's in a bag in a box at the bottom of a pile in the back of a closet.
    It did see the light of day a couple of weeks ago.
    And then I immediately put it back in the bag in the box in the closet.
    Where it will remain for another decade.

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    I have a watercolor wallhanging top that I hand-pieced 14 years ago. I'm waiting for inspiration as to what to do with it! ;)

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    I have a drawer full of cross stitch UFO's. Do they count? lol

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    I have some of the blocks from when I took my first quilt class still pinned to the paper and with the drawn out block like I was taught in class...from 1992-3...Wasn't as thrilled with my fabric selection as I thought I was..I have made a few of the finished blocks into little single block wall hangings though..so all is not lost. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    My first quilt, a TATW in "exquisite" Rag Shop calicos, ca. 1999-2000.
    curiously asking...what is a TATW?

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    I have one from a few months ago...I need to finish one block. I made it...ruined the block by cutting it wrong..I was so upset that I haven't touched it again since...I will go back to it in a few months to sew the blocks together.

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    The very first lap quilt I made in 2005....a nice log cabin that needs borders, sandwhiching, and quilted.

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    36 years old. I started a quilt of the 50 states, embroidered with the state bird, flower, date it became a state and the outline of the state for the Bicentennial. The squares have been done since 1980......maybe this winter....

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    the box containing 2 blocks and fabric started for my bi=centennial quilt in 1974

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    About 4 year ago I started an Attic Window. I need to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie
    what is your oldest ufo's and how old is it mine is a hand quilt the 1st panel of an the light house and and the 2nd panels is sandy beach with a chair and umbrella it at lease 5 years old
    Mine is the very first quilt I made in quilting class 12 years ago. It is a twin size that was supposed to be used as a wall hung headboard in my daughter' new condo. It was made with quilt shop fabric and rather expensive for my first effort. When it was sandwiched and ready for quilting DD said," I don't want those colors any more". It's now somewhere in the back of the closet.

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    1985 :)

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    Ummmmm........ I think my oldest is 10 years old. I only started quilting about 11 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    curiously asking...what is a TATW?
    Trip Around the World. And it's hideous. ;-)

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    I started a Pam Bono kit 7 or 8 years ago (the name escapes me right now) and I have 10 of the 12 blocks done. It is a project I work on when nothing else inspires me...but...oh sooooooooo many little pieces!

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    22 yrs old, Marriners Compass. The center is done, just needs pieced borders. I really should dig it out and finish it

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    when i was a little girl (in the early 60's) my grandmother would give me these little blocks stamped for embroidery- i worked on them off & on for years- and forgot about them -
    then after my grandmother passed away in the early 90's one of my aunt's came across a box in her house with those blocks in it- without knowing i was the one who had embroidered them she sent the box to me---knowing i was the only one quilting- i was floored when i opened that box! there were about 9 blocks in the box still not done- i did the same time grandma had done- i started giving them to my granddaugter-when she wanted to sew something- a couple years ago all the blocks were done- and i put a quilt top together---
    then a couple months ago i came across it again- and thought---i really need to finish this up (and give it to granddaughter)
    so---dumby me--- i loaded it up and started quilting it---and at about 1/4 of the way down---ran out of thread-- unloaded it and again put it aside--and was really really stupid about the thread choice in the first place---i really thought i had another cone---but now i have not been able to match the thread color - so i'm not sure what i will do- i really don't want to take out what i've done- some day i will finish that quilt that was started 50 years ago---someday...

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    22, I started counted cross stitch blocks to be used in a quilt when I was pregnant with my now 21 yr old son. Still not finished, surprised it has survived about 7-8 moves. lol of course directions have been lost.

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