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Thread: I made my first UFO

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    Senior Member YC Quilter's Avatar
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    I made my first UFO

    This started out as a "Race Quilt" using a jelly roll. But the jelly roll was only 1 1/2 inches wide which of course altered the size of the finished quilt. i didn't like that so I started cutting it up, adding matching fabric, and ended up with this. I call it my ugly quilt because they are not even the colors that I like! It's a UFO because I don't have much interest in finishing it, altho I did buy fabric for the back today, barely visable to the right. ( Sale @ LQS going out of business...I'm so sad):

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    Great use of scraps. I think you did a great job with borders to make this a nice quilt.

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    You know, it's really not ugly. You've pulled it altogether and created a lively little quilt.

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    creative quilt

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    Great quilt to keep in your car during cold winter months. I try to put my no so favorite ones in our vehicles. That way if we come upon an accident and I cover someone with the quilt, I am not upset if I don't get it back! The colors would be wonderful for kids too. You could always donate it to a childrens charity.
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    You may not believe this, but it would make a great infant/toddler quilt. They actually really like black and brights together.
    I'm neither, but I really like it too!!

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    I think it is awesome and it does pop! I think it's begging to be finished it's so pretty!!!
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    I really like all the different colors of fabrics together. Great job!
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    Wow there is nothing wrong with it,the colours are awesome, well done.
    God Bless you all.
    Heather.

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    Great use of scraps

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    I really like this quilt. I think all the colors are great and play well together. You have also done excellent borders.

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    I like what you've done with your quilt. Perhaps if you put it aside for a while you'll like it better. I find that if I work on a problem quilt too long I tend to get tired of it.

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    I think your scrappy quilt turned out very nice. With adding the borders it looks planned.

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    It's a great scrappy! The orange in it really livens this quilt up! Any kid would love it! I pull out my UFO's every few years and fall in love with them all over again! That's the time to add something perky to it and finish it! You did a very nice job on it!!

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    nice scrappy.

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    I am sorry that you don't like the quilt, but hope you are proud that you finished the project. Frankly, you've used nice bright colors and placed the fabrics so that the center of narrow strips becomes the medallion. Your creative juices with the blocks and placement really looks neat. Perhaps you will be less harsh on yourself later. IMHO you've done a great job! Thanks for sharing.... :-)

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    It looks wonderful! Love all the different fabric!

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    I think your UFO turned out teriffic. The way you added the borders and pieced them, scrappy style, keeping the theme running throughout the quilt is a great achievement. I really like your quilt. It is very balanced and the backing works perfectly with it. get it Done girl!!!!
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    I like the way you used the blacks to frame and "pop" the bright colors. The back fabric is perfect. I'm sorry about your LQS closing. It's happening way too frequently around here also.
    Fay

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