2020 UFO Challenge

Old 02-04-2021, 07:38 AM
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I am going to try to post my December UFO finishes..already counted.
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Old 02-04-2021, 08:10 AM
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Both of the above quilts were given to my brother after his house fire.
Quilt 1: How it started: This was to be used in our family room for the Grands to use.
How it became a UFO: After getting the blocks sewn I was unsure about what to use for vertical strips. It seemed to be a very dark quilt. I had the outer borders already cut. So it sat. I took it out about 18 months ago and still didn't know what to do.
How I finished it: After the fire I wanted a quick project for my brother so I bit the bullet, made a decision pulling from stash the light shirting and called it done!

Quilt 2: How it started and became a UFO: When my sister moved into a nursing home, my other sister sent a couple of her quilt tops for me to finish and donate as my older sister's intentions. After we lost the older sister last summer this remaining top was still a UFO.
How I finished it: Again seeing my brother's need, I added the brown and gold borders to make this scrappy larger. Now it's a perfect sofa throw especially after added from stash a brown lodge themed flannel as backing. I got these up to him before Christmas
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Old 02-05-2021, 04:09 AM
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They’re both beautiful, ok.

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Old 02-05-2021, 05:24 AM
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Thanks Rob.
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Old 02-05-2021, 03:26 PM
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The are very tasteful quilts.
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Old 02-05-2021, 05:00 PM
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Nice stories with your UFOs, OK.
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Old 02-05-2021, 07:16 PM
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Ok....those are both stunning quilts. You do such beautiful scrappies... I’m doing a leader/ended of HST’s just for the heck of it but now you have inspired me....as you often do.
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Old 02-05-2021, 08:38 PM
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Again, thanks all. Teen...contrast is the word when working with scrap pieces as well as keeping color intensities similar or close to each other. In other words don't use a a neon pink with an olive green...now maybe a bubblegum pink with the olive green may work. Right now am making 9P's for a future big little quilt. 9P are dark corners and center using 1 1/2" pieces (all from scrap strips). Just need some mindless sewing and these fit the bill.
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Old 02-06-2021, 10:54 AM
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Ok- love quilt 1. I think you did exactly the right thing with light sashing against those dark striped pieces. Balance. Masculine too
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