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Thread: 2014 UFO Therapy Thread - Sister Thread to 2014 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    My siggy center is done. Now working on the borders. My buddy (SheriR) suggested that I use the cut off HSTs as a border. It's looking fabulous but boy is it a challenge trimming those little buggers!
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    carrie I can't even post it on the sister thread cuz it's missed the UFO step! I made note cards! Gave some to my two quilt buddies for Christmas and forgot to take pics as I was in such a hurry to get them done. These next ones went even faster. Here's a peekName:  7b.jpg
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    Hi all. I'm in. I have more than my share of UFOs scattered about. I would be thrilled if I could get my quilt stuff organized in one place such that I could pull together my stash by color. I'm participating in the 50 Stars project because I need to get my paper piecing talents and fabric coordinating lack of talent developed. In the meantime, finishing up some of old time projects would be nice. I can't find the quilt top I wanted to finish up ASAP but in the process of tracking it down I found another that I was making for my 5 year old nephew that was started before he was born. Sigh. Time to get that one wrapped up, too. I suspect. I have a dresden plate fussy cut fairly quilt top that needs to be finished, too. So off the top of my head my UFO priorities are one quilt top that is ready for quilting (that is buried somewhere), one baby quilt which is in the process of being hand quilted, and one fairy quilt top that needs to be finished (that is likewise hidden somewhere). My excuse for not being able to find the quilts is moving between houses. I am a fabric hoarder but am not usually so unorganized that I can't put my hands on the projects at hand. It's going to be a busy year. Thank you for this thread! Great to meet other UFO buddies. -- J

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    So happy to have all of you with us..... if no one wants to trade with me on my offers, I think my next step will be to put them up on the sale and trade page... what do you all think?
    What a great offer! I have nothing to trade but this is a neat way to clear out some UFOs and get inspired by newer projects.

    The dresden blocks remind me of my GM quilts she made from family's clothes. Do you know if she was making them from relative's clothes or not? You may want to donate those UFOs to a charity of your choice that has auctions. Folks will pay a lot of money for UFOs at those charity auctions in my part of the world. Two good deeds with your UFOs -- you get them out of the room, your charity earns money for them. If you deduct in your taxes, donations to charities are tax deductable. Then again, you may just want newer UFOs in your room. Good luck with whatever you decide.

    I've got my own Dresden Plate UFO, too, lol. It's been years in the making but I am going to get it done this year with the support of this group. --J

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    OK--cute card idea...that's a great gift idea.

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    Zozee - what a cute quilt! This is my go-to easy quilting that looks great on a lot of quilts - just use the edge of your walking foot to stitch along the seam line. It is so much easier than stitch in the ditch! I often just use white thread for a clean fresh look - on this quilt I used a variegated teal, purple and blue thread because it matched the backing. As you can see you can hardly tell what color it is!
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    Oksewglad - I really love your card! How did you do the printing?

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    Thanks asimplelife--I iron a piece of fabric with freezer paper cut to paper dimensions and ran it through the printer. I made a page full of phrases with plenty of space to cut each one out.

    How are you doing up there? That old wind will be whipping up the really cold winds to N. Iowa soon.
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    I just realized that I started 2 new projects yesterday But they don't count as UFOs until I *stop* working on them, right? They are both BOM projects, which I'm going to collect into a quilt or two at the end of the year. Now I'm debating whether to go load a UFO on the long arm, or work on some of my other neglected BOM projects to catch up. I think BOM is going to win out ...

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    Ok, I'm in. I really, really want to finish a UFO that I started ten years ago at the same time I started my Master's degree. Finished the degree five years ago and misplaced the UFO. So, first I have to find it in the safe place I put it.

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    LOL, lots2do, if I ever find all the safe places I have things in, I'll have found lots of things I don't even remember I have!
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    I'm not planning to leave the house for a few days... School was closed state wide on Friday for tomorrow and our kitten's spaying was postponed a week. It's been a really cold winter so far with multiple overnights below -30! Good weather to sew, read and snuggle up by the fireplace.

    Thanks for the info... I want to give those cards a try.

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    In addition to complete some of my UFOs I also promised myself that I would FINISH one project BEFORE pulling out the next. I love to jump around on my projects (or start a new one if I get bored). So I sandwiched the next piece and had to wait for it to talk to me. It FINALLY did yesterday. Off to do some UFO quilting. YEAH!
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    WTG, madquilter!!! Can't wait to see it when you are done.
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Asimplelife--I like that scrappy and the variegated thread. I do like that method of quilting. What I ended up doing was using white since the back on mine is pink and white, and almost every block on the front has white in it. I did SITD and am almost finished with the quilting. Ironically, as a quilter, my least favorite part of making a quilt is quilting. Good news is, I like to bind by hand, so I expect this quilt to be finished within the week.

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    I think, as a quilter, I'm really a piecer, as that's the part I love the most. Quilting is painful for me as moving around the bulky mass of the quilt aggravates my fibro and neck/shoulder issues. If I had a quilting fairy or elf, lol, I'd be one happy camper and never have UFO's except the ones I adopt from other people.
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    wildyard--I too enjoy the piecing more than the quilting. I have issues with my right arm (shoulder and elbow) that prevent me from doing anything fancy. I finish most of my quilts QAYG so I don't have to work with large amounts of fabric at a time. Maybe someday I will be able to do more....

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    WoW!! Everyone is getting busy. That's great..... cards, regular sized quilts. It looks like we have a train load already.

    Someone said we should post pictures of the UFOs we are starting with.... so here are mine. I am working on 2 simultaneously.

    The birds in the air quilt I started 7 or 8 years ago. It's been on the quilting frame for 2 years but I've only been able to work on it for about 6 months. That's because we spend 6 months of the year at our cabin and then I couldn't work on it last winter because I broke my arm. So, it's time to get it done. I'm kind of slow at hand quilting but I do love the look of it.

    The cathedral window quilt is for my daughter to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary. The problem is that she passed 25 years 2 years ago. Just 6 more rows and it will be done and I can box it up and ship it to her.

    I'm hoping to get both of these done in the next 6 weeks..... we'll see if I can get that done.
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    nanna up north--very ambitious projects. Timeless quilts as well.
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    Nanna: Just beautiful quilts. They are lovely and the hand quilting is marvelous. Keep showing us your progress.
    I've been busy in my sewing room, but not on UFOs. I joined a mystery and a quilt along, having great fun but it isn't doing a thing for my UFOs. These quilts will not be joining my UFO stack!

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    Nanna, I LOVE your hand quilting. So beautiful. The perfect finishing to your lovely quilt!

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    nanna-up-north--those are some really pretty quilts. I especially like the cathedral window quilt.

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    Lovely pictures!

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    So, I'm kinda embarrassed to admit that I did the UFO challenge last year and completely missed this part of the deal. So I posted all this there earlier, and am now moving it to the proper place!

    Ok. Here's my list for 2014. Because if I don't lay them all out now one will slip through the cracks!

    1. Cousins quilt- due 1-10. Must be sandwiched and quilted.


    2. Wedding gift for friends. Due 2-14. Already sandwiched, but needs quilting.


    3. My husbands quilt. Due 3-14. Needs quilting.


    4. Striped quilts. due 4-30. Sandwiched and quilted. Includes 2 baby quilts.


    5. Baby quilt. Due 5-11. Pieced to quilted.


    6. My quilt. Due 6-30 sandwiched and quilted


    7. Halloween quilt. Due 7-30 sandwiched and quilted.
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    Also add 2 baby quilts I haven't even started and a wedding quilt due sometime in April. Ambitious! Or just plain stupid...
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    OK, I'm in, just closed my Salon and am working part time for another Salon about 15 minutes further from home, but, I am only working 3/4 days a week, as clients need me, instead of 5/6, so I thought I would pull out a top I started about 6 years ago, and could not figure out why I had stopped, so after looking at the blocks that were finished and comparing them to another pile of finished blocks, I realized that I stopped working on it because I had sewn a strip on about 30 blocks on the wrong side, so, on New Years Eve, I started, when I looked up it was 2:30 am and I had all the blocks taken apart that need that dang strip removed, so I figures I could sew them back on on New Years Day, and guess what, NO THREAD, so, then I got the FLU and have been down ever since, but I will finish this top before the end of the month, then I will find another UFO and work on it for next month and I will send that first top off to be quilted. Thank you, I need to be motivated to get these things done, please keep up the good work
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