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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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    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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    I know this may seem like a silly question, what does UFO stand for?
    I have tried many combos in my head and can't seem to come up with something that is associated with quilting with it.
    thanks

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    very very pretty

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    that red has done the trick! :)

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    Very, Very nice. And I think your "quilt inspector" approves too!!

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    Nice change and addition. Isnt it funny how something we start out liking turns into something we want to hide away. I have one I am working on now. Just want to get it finished and donated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    I know this may seem like a silly question, what does UFO stand for?
    I have tried many combos in my head and can't seem to come up with something that is associated with quilting with it.
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    I think it means UnFinished Objects

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    Arent you glad you waited to finish that one? the red and the size difference make it a very cool quilt. Before it was.. there. Now it says HEY LOOK AT ME! good job.

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    I have only made 1 quilt I really didn't care for. I finish one before I start another and I always plan the next one as I am finishing up one and that makes me more eager to finish. I really have no storage for UFOs. I do like yours and don't understand why you wouldn't have liked, glad you changed it so you would like it. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    You had a good idea and it looks great so far.

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    Great idea!! Some projects just don't want you to work on them but you made lemonade out of a lemon. It looks great!!

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    Cute.

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    Thanks everyone!

    The 'red' is actually more of a deep salmon, it works with those hunter greens really well....

    I suppose it was an ok quilt before, I tend to like things more vibrant, and a little 'more' something...that was bland...not me. Not even me enough to finish and give someone else! LOL

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    Wow, that's beautiful and the sashing is perfect.

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    Now an ok quilt will have some pizzaz :!: :thumbup:

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    hi Soooo clever of you. I don't know if I would have had the courage to do what you have just done. That is what creativity is all about. the end result looks great... well done.. have a great year. ciao

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