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Thread: What should I do with this UFO??

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    What should I do with this UFO??

    I found this UFO in a box. I started it years ago and never finished it. I really like the colors cut can't decide on whether I should go ahead and make a quilt out of it or if I should just turn it into a table topper a round table that I have. What do you think? Or maybe it should just go back inside the box? Or maybe it would make a great big pillow?
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    I think it depends if you have the material to finish. A large pillow would be a good idea to just make it useable and not spend a lot of time of it. The center of a quilt with borders could make a lap quilt. Black and white are IN so finish into something that can be used not in a box.

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    Definitely finish it .. DO NOT pack it away now that it's had some air!
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    Table topper, great job and thank you for sharing
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    I don't know, it's a pattern that i can't bring myself to even try. But you've got this far, why not finish as you started?
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    I have a round table and I think a table topper like that would be very eye catching. It wouldn't take as long as a lap or full sized quilt would and then would be DONE.

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    Do you feel like finishing it? I think I might take off the 2 black triangle sections and pillowcase it as is. The points will look pretty hanging over a round table.

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    I like the table top idea,and the lap size quilt idea.

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    I was going to say exactly what Tartan says! Canadian minds think alike???!!! It would look fabulous!
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    Finish this UFO! It would be a big shame to put it back inside the box. It would make a cool table topper, pillow or quilt. Depends on how much more work you want to put into it. Please post when finished, would love to see what you decide to do
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    yep finish it ... a table cloth of wall hanging

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    Oh, do finish it! You are akmost there! It will make such a pretty table topper or lap quilt. You go girl!
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    i can picture a thin border/piping of red around the black and white, white 'setting' triangles, and a combo black/red border. whatever you do... finish it. so much work is already invested. be sure to show us the results
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    I don't have a Canadian mind, but I think Tartan has it right on point. I think it would make a lovely table topper with the points hanging over a round table, or even laying flat if the table is quiet large. It's too pretty to be put back in a box and stored away.
    What to do with it, if you don't like it, give it to me. LOL

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    Well, My eyes do the jitterbug when I look at it. Please finish it. It would be a beautiful table topper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Do you feel like finishing it? I think I might take off the 2 black triangle sections and pillowcase it as is. The points will look pretty hanging over a round table.
    I vote for this idea! I think it would look stunning!

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    I would definitely not use it as a pillow. I think it would make a very pretty table topper finished in black as you've started to do with a border of an accent color that is the color of your drapes or your sofa, something that would tie it in with your furnishings.

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    It needs to be finished. It is very lovely. To pretty to not finish. Years from now you will be glad you did.

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    I like what QuiltNNan said. Finish it with a very thin border of red and than a couple borders. It is beautiful. You will be so happy when you get it finished.

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    if you didn't want to add the inserted pieces, you could trim it in a circle. that would be very interesting after appliqued to a backing piece. try it when you are ready.

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    Either or, can't wait to see what you do with it!!

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    Send it to me......... lol
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