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Thread: 2013 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    I am loving this one. You did a nice job.
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    This was started last Sept...the pattern search! I started a thread here and got lots of ideas. This was a 9 patch wonky star that I just sorta made up as I went along. It was done and presented May 23rd...just no time for pictures. I wanted the colors to sparkle and the quilt to be a happy one because that is what my friend, Jessie does, she just sparkles with life...so I named her quilt Sparkle Stars for Jessie!
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    QM: Great finishes. Really well aged projects. Glad to hear that your surgery made a positive difference.

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    At least they are not as old as me. My MIL gave me a grandmother's garden quilt to hand stitch. That was approximately 10 or more years ago. Yep, it is still there waiting for me to do some mroe on it. Since then she has given it to me. Hand quilting is not my thing, but I will finish it sometime. It is 1/3 done.
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    QM: great finishes! Your projects are very pretty and you must feel such a sense of accomplishment for having completed them, especially considering how long they've been hanging around!

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    Yes I do. I have been working hard to finish up all those projects I started. One gal in my quilt group wonders why I am doing. She asked me once if I was afraid then I would not have anything left to do. Imagine that. You have a a stash of fabric and you finish all your ufos, and nothing to do?
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Size:  1.40 MBWell, I am behind too with finishing one quilt a month. I did finish a quilt in Jan, Feb, and March, but April I started a quilt for my FIL's room in assisted living. I didn't get it done in time, so my DH had it drapped on his coffin. I will count this as my 4th finish this year. Nancy

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    Nancy: Lovely quilt. So sorry about you and your familys loss.

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    BoJangles, your quilt is really pretty. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm in the process of making quilts for my DMIL for all the grandchildren. I am using her stash. I'm not sure I can bear it if she passes before I finish. She's 89 and should have gone six times in the last four months. It's really difficult for me to cut up her fabric.
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    Nancy...your quilt turned out very nice. Sorry about the loss of your FIL.

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    BoJangles: I'm sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute to have the quilt displayed that way!

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    BoJangles...that beautiful quilt shows how loved you FIL was. Now you also have something to honor his memory with from the funeral and beyond.

    SheriR....I bet your MIL is glad someone has her stash that treasures it instead of tossing it and wants you to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxflower View Post
    SheriR....I bet your MIL is glad someone has her stash that treasures it instead of tossing it and wants you to use it.
    Foxflower, I washed all her fabric when I brought it home. Here are pictures of how I found so much of it, holes cut in the center. I still feel like I rescued her stash. The last pic is one grandma quilt I finished the top on yesterday. I still need to quilt it. I'm doing them all the same with different sashes and stars. All from Grandmas stash.
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    Lovely SheriR! Keep it up.
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    Sheri--great pattern choice to use a variety of fabrics! How many quilts do you have to make from the scraps? (Sorry if you already told us, I missed it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    Sheri--great pattern choice to use a variety of fabrics! How many quilts do you have to make from the scraps? (Sorry if you already told us, I missed it.)
    Grandma has 6 children and 23 grandchildren. The pattern is from PaintMeJudy's Scrappy Mystery Train. I plan on doing the grandchildrens all in this pattern so nobody will think I picked favorites. The 6 children (5 boys, 1 girl) I think I'll use all her plaids and do a Square in a Square pattern. I'm dedicating the next two months to this project. I need to see how many hubby can take back and show his mom the end of July when he goes to visit.

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    Lovely SheriR! Keep it up.
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    What a generous gift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Grandma has 6 children and 23 grandchildren. The pattern is from PaintMeJudy's Scrappy Mystery Train. I plan on doing the grandchildrens all in this pattern so nobody will think I picked favorites. The 6 children (5 boys, 1 girl) I think I'll use all her plaids and do a Square in a Square pattern. I'm dedicating the next two months to this project. I need to see how many hubby can take back and show his mom the end of July when he goes to visit.

    <---my biggest supporter! Thank you my friend.
    What a fantastic gift! I don't know if you make quilt labels, but be sure to take the time to make them for these special quilts. It can be as simple as the 8 pointed star with a muslin or white piece for the center square so that you can write the name of the child/gchild, date and "From Mom's(Gma's) Scrap Bag.

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    Here's the label on the first grandma. All grandmas fabric was stored in her huge fabric closet. All the grand kids knew they were NOT allowed in there! Now they'll have a real Grandma treasure. (I hope lol)
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    Wonderful SheriR! Guess you know how special these quilts will be!!
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    Nice touch SheriR
    Bojangles, sorry for loss and nice finish. Always touches my heart to see a quilt used as such.

    This weekend, I finished up five quilts. Yep, four baby quilts and one churn dash shirt quilt. I don't have photos yet, but I was so excited to get five finishes I just could not help but say something.
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    SheriR -- holes in the middle? How interesting. Yep, you are doing a service for the whole family, so no worries about cutting into the fabric. Save some special pieces for a quilt for yourself...maybe pieces that you like and especially remind you of how special Grandma is.
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    QuilterMomma: Wow your on a roll. Congrats on the finishes, can't wait to see pictures.

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    Nancy, I sure am sorry to hear about you FIL. What a lovely way to share his quilt with him. Kudos to your hubby for thinking of that.
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    Here are the photos!!! Not sure if I showed the 70s quilt that I finally finished.
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    QM love LOVE them!! Why is the one your "70's" did you start it in the '70's or '70's fabric. Either way I really like it.
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