2020 UFO Challenge

Old 06-29-2020, 12:34 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcome

I'm loving hearing and seeing people's stories and seeing the beautiful quilts. ckcowl's story though: I have no words. What appalling behaviour from the instructor! I can see why that would sap your mojo. I suspect the best motivator for me in that situation would be revenge - as in, I'm going to figure this out to spite the instructor!!!.

I managed to progress further with the handquilting on the tree skirt - I did 3 'snowmen' outlines, and now have 6 out of 8 planned Christmas tree outlines done. I plan on adding some stars in the other cream spaces - not sure what I'll do in the red yet... (will try to attach photo - difficult to show the quilting, even though the guidemarks haven't been washed out yet - I'm happy with the effect in real life though)
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Old 06-29-2020, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rff1010 View Post
The instructor bailed with the.money?? . Criminal!
Amen! My thought exactly!

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Old 06-29-2020, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
The shop owner apologized and sent us home, next week we received a call saying the instructor decided not to come back- and she had taken all the money- the shop could not reimburse us.
The shop owner shares in the responsibility, since this fraud took place in her store. She made profit on the fabrics you bought. She should have found another teacher to finish the lessons, or teach them herself! That would be the last time I'd darken the door of that shop. So sorry that happened to you!
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Old 06-29-2020, 02:22 PM
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I think we are all shaking our heads over that one ckcowl...bummer for sure.

Welcome Panchita...lovely contrast with the red and white!
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:02 PM
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Everyone started posting their June finishes and I got off my lazy butt and finished the blind stitching on the label for my "Quilt of Many Colors"

Dolly Parton for president!

70x90" - a generous twin size.

Now - here is the question. I made it in a fit of Covid Anxiety (I know its not the only one out there) but I wanted to donate to charity. Specifically my local Woman's Shelter.
1) do I just call them up and say "hey I made this"? Or
2) do I try and sell thru eBay and donate proceeds.

Yes I realize its my choice but there is a fundamental issue- cash will help more individuals but the quilt may send a greater message to the one recipient. So I'm open to hearing opinions.
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:23 PM
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Rff, donate the quilt! It's more a piece of you.
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:38 PM
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What a story, ckcowl! No wonder you kept putting it back in the drawer. Imagine what kind of impression that would make on a beginner quilter.

Very nice, Rff1010!
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:41 PM
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Rff1010: I would say donate it. Very pretty.

Panchita: I like your outlines.

ckcowl: Oh how sad. I have heard of The Cotton Theory but will need to look it up so I understand it.

joe’s mom: Enjoy your new machine.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:03 AM
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That sounds like an awful experience, ckcowl! How sad!

​​​​​​Your tree skirt is beautiful, Panchita. I love the red and white combo.

Great scrappy, Rcf1010! I would donate it instead of sell it. I think it would bring so much cheer and hope to someone who needs it.

Congratulations on the new machine, Joe's mom. I've heard a lot of good about Jukis.

I'm itching to start a brand-new quilt right now. It's so hard to stay on track with the UFOs! But if I start a new one, I know from experience that the UFO circle will just keep on going!
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:28 PM
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My first UFO for June, which I think I've already mentioned, is the baby quilt for my first great grand, a girl, due in September. This was all made with fabric I acquired during the first few weeks of quarantine.
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