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2017 UFO Challenge of the Month

Old 01-01-2018, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by E.J. View Post
Woohoo! Looking forward to being onboard again for next year. This thread is such a great motivator

Beautiful finishes Kristakz, I don't think I could ever count on making a pieced border to fit that accurately and the blue colours are a perfect match.
That is some very special birch wood fabric too, I've never seen fabric like it - beautiful.
Happy New Year all
Thanks E.J.

If I can promote a book (not mine) - "60 Pieced Quilt Borders" by Judy Laquidara does a fabulous job of explaining how to make pieced borders fit. Along with giving you 60 different ideas. She has a worksheet in there you can use for any quilt to figure out what size sashing strips you need to make your border fit.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:50 AM
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Love your finishes, krista!
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:26 AM
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Krista -- lovely finishes! And HappyLab, thanks for stepping up to lead this group.
Janice -- many thanks for being our able leader the past few years.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bug Lady View Post
Janice McC, Let me try this again--Please count on me as I have never ever participated on a on-line event. I really need this as I have "tons" of UFOs. Today, I am inventorying my projects as I do every New Years. It is rather embarrassing but this is a general review:
--"Block Exchange" groupings
--halfway completed projects
--completed quilt tops needing to be sandwiched, quilted, and bind
--the most awful shower curtain my daughter talked me into converting it to a comforter; UGHHHHHH!!!

Thanks for hosting this and looking forward to the challenge.
Happy 2018 Guys. I just completed my list for 2018 and found only 9 completed for this year. Kinda sad but did have some significant reasons. My job for 2017 required some significant recruiting of outpatient facilities--163 for me and we had to work our days off for 2 1/2 months. Had to renew my 5yr infectious and communicable disease certification. My SIL with dementia challenges moving about a mile from us and preparing for my MIL to move the house next door to us next month. I am looking forward to retirement sometime in the next couple years.

So I guess I can celebrate finishing at least 9. Thanks guys for your progress with pictures. My last 4 pictures have are having uploading issues on my end.

Thanks again for organizing this thread and Happy New Year's.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:28 AM
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Happy New Year everyone! I have binding to do so will have an early finish for 2018. With the Holidays and moving to the new house just didn't get it done. .
I did manage to get these done for your count Janice. Small table runner, another baby quilt that was a Boomerang block exchange, and a king quilt that was a block trade on the QB about 3 years ago and I used a falling block quilt that I made a couple of years ago for the back. That's all for 2017dscf3705.jpg dscf3707.jpgdscf3703.jpgdscf3704.jpg
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:02 AM
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Krista: wonderful beautiful quilts. The blue deer one really pops out to me. On your cardinals, the trees look 3-D. Great job.
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jaba: great finishes. You sure have been busy! beautiful
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:05 AM
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Welcome Happy Lab. THanks so much for taking this thread for 2018 on. I am looking forward to joining your train. "see" you soon!
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:07 AM
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Janice - Thank you for your work this year. You were a great inspiration to get some UFOs done. Probably would not have done so without your support - and everyone elses support.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:15 AM
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Talk about overdue... my major UFO to dig out and complete is a "wedding" gift about 10 years late. I have 3 of 4 seasons done, and hope to finish the spring quarter by the end of spring, and have it quilted and delivered by BIL's August birthday? Meanwhile, I have a top that needs its borders, but is going to LQG charity group. Since "give it away" counts, I have January's UFO taken care of!
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