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WMUTeach 02-15-2020 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 (Post 8360980)
Please add a Big finish: embroidered 50 states is done, done Done!!! Pulling out next UFO
WMUTech: Wow!! That's what I call a Big Finish. Is there a category for the oldest/most challenging UFO of 2020? As per Marlon Brando, you could be "a contender!"

Thanks, QuiltMom2, you made me laugh in the middle of my reading. I have been quilting all day and taking a break at the moment. Making serious on a second UFO. This one is machine only! :)

retiredteacher09 02-15-2020 05:28 PM

Bugaroo! Thanks for the info on your bedroom set. It is awesome! I really like your idea of the quilt covering your washer and dryer.

I just put some fabric pieces over bookshelves in my office and it makes the room look neater but I may need to make some quilts for over them instead.

Teen 02-15-2020 06:32 PM

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UFO done. I completed this top in the summer. It was a handwork project I did while my stuff was packed up. It went to California and back with me 3 times...lol.. Letting Krisb know of the completion. Finally, feel like I'm contributing to our challenge. Yea!

rryder 02-16-2020 03:20 AM

Nice, Teen! I like the soft colors you used for this one and hearing about its multiple trips between California and your new home. We’ll make a UFOer out of you yet:)


Rob

oksewglad 02-16-2020 09:27 AM

A cute throw...perfect for the couch, Teen.

QuiltMom2 02-16-2020 09:49 AM

embroidered 50 state quilt
 
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Per request (and I think the embroidery really needs to be seen!)

Teen 02-16-2020 09:52 AM

Omgosh!!! That is wonderful! So beautiful and the quilting is amazing. This is the same embroidery pattern my MIL did and I love it. I have such great memories of seeing her work on this. It's phenomenal, Quiltmom...

joe'smom 02-16-2020 10:00 AM

Teen, that's a beautiful finish. I love your use of neutrals there as the flower backgrounds.

QuiltMom2, congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment!


Conchalea 02-16-2020 11:16 AM

Great finishes! I'm happy to add one to the list-my red & pink throw-size quilt. The red & pink came from donated fabric. I used stash off-white for the sashing & backing, more stash for the 2 borders on top & bottom, and finally WOW stash for the binding. I consider it a UFO because It has languished since New Year's, when I laid it on my dining room to trim and measure it for the binding. I got the binding made, but had to move a lot of stuff off the quilt in order to sew on it. That took much longer than it should have... At any rate, it's in the dryer now. If I can manage to upload a picture, I'll post that later.

Krisb 02-16-2020 01:47 PM

Congratulations to Teen and Conchalea on more finishes! Their 2 bring us to 13 for February. I hope to add 3 more, now that the Frolic top is essentially completed.

WMUTeach 02-16-2020 05:04 PM

Teen, your quilt is what my grandchildren call "sweet". A nice way to show off the hexes without creating a whole quilt of them. Lovely soft colors.

WMUTeach 02-16-2020 05:08 PM

Quiltmom2, well you are a brave woman. The fifty states are one thing but then quilting it all! I would be frozen into immobility thinking about quilting this precious piece. Congratulations on this fabulous effort and result!

sewbizgirl 02-16-2020 05:28 PM

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Beautiful finishes, Teen and Quiltmom! All that beautiful handwork! :cool:

The embroidery states quilt is a different one than the one I'm doing. I'm going to borrow your good idea to put a star in some of the spaces, to round it out to an even number.

Thank you for showing your work, ladies.

I had a finish this weekend, but it's not a quilt so you don't have to count it.

Attachment 622626

retiredteacher09 02-16-2020 06:16 PM

Teen and Conchalea: Congratulations on your finishes!

QuiltMom2: Fascinating and lovely.

sewbizgirl: Very pretty and it will be well-loved.

rryder 02-16-2020 06:31 PM

Gorgeous afghan, Sewbiz!

QuiltnNan 02-17-2020 04:38 AM


Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 (Post 8361351)
Per request (and I think the embroidery really needs to be seen!)

Thanks for the close up. Great embroidery, and I love the star for the capital.

NZquilter 02-17-2020 03:20 PM

Your embroidered quilt is heirloom standard, QuiltMom2! Absolutely gorgeous!
Teen, what a sweet hexie quilt! I love how you used different light fabrics for the background.
Sewbiz, your afghan looks perfect for snuggling under.
I have three walhangings that only need the binding and a hanging sleeves. I'm hoping to finish them this week.

Rff1010 02-18-2020 02:39 AM


Originally Posted by WMUTeach (Post 8359377)
OK folks on the UFO journey, here is my big reveal! My sister-in-law, who passed away 20 years ago, left 100 hand pieced blocks named Pontiac Star. I found them in a box with the magazine pattern/directions, her plan for layout and the plastic templates she made and used. I challenged myself to learn to hand piece and finished the additional 32 blocks needed to complete the quilt as she had planned early this fall.

She was a master quilter and hand quilted most of her work with the tiniest stitches imaginable. So to honor her intention, I next my next challenge was to learn to hand quilt and complete the quilt as she would have. My stitches are not as tiny as hers would have been but they are within the acceptable range and yes, I got much better as I progressed. I finished adding the label on Friday night and gifted it to her youngest son and his bride yesterday. He was about 15 when she passed away and did not have "grown up" quilt from her. Now he and his new wife have a quilt from both his mother and from me, his Auntie Linda.

what a wonderful gift. Your story is perfect.

ckcowl 02-18-2020 05:09 AM

I managed to finish my first February ufo over the weekend, I cannot share a picture of it yet- it was a test pattern for a magazine designer, I can share until it is published but it’s done and I’m working on another ufo- which I set aside to get the test pattern done in time for the deadline. I hope I can keep up the momentum .

retiredteacher09 02-18-2020 05:18 PM

Ckcowl: Congratulations on finishing the UFO. How exciting to be a pattern tester.

zozee 02-18-2020 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 (Post 8361351)
Per request (and I think the embroidery really needs to be seen!)

Beautiful!! aHmaaaazing! Three cheers for our oriole and black eyed Susan!

Dedemac 02-19-2020 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by ckcowl (Post 8361966)
I managed to finish my first February ufo over the weekend, I cannot share a picture of it yet- it was a test pattern for a magazine designer, I can share until it is published but itís done and Iím working on another ufo- which I set aside to get the test pattern done in time for the deadline. I hope I can keep up the momentum .

Congrats on the finish, have one question who do you test for? I'm in the same boat, have one quilt and one top that I can't show yet. It's a little frustrating 🤐

oksewglad 02-20-2020 08:43 AM

What a nice ripple pattern, SBG.

Stitching on the 50 state quilt, certainly creates a repetitive memory of state shape, etc. Well done.

Now to get a picture of my 20yo UFO that I put the last binding stitch on--a queen sized one.

SusieQOH 02-20-2020 09:33 AM

Sewbizgirl- that is gorgeous!!!!!! I love the pattern and your colors Wow!

grann of 6 02-20-2020 09:50 AM

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Well, I finally got the HST UFO bound, so that is a Feb. finish, probably the only one for Feb. Here are pics of it and the Pineapple quilt.Attachment 622718Attachment 622719Attachment 622720Attachment 622721

oksewglad 02-20-2020 10:28 AM

grann of 6..not sure which one I like more..like the softness of the simple HST and the brightness of the pineapple...do you have homes for them or are they "keepers"?

grann of 6 02-20-2020 10:50 AM

The HST quilt will go to the Cancer Center. My friend is Oncology Counselor there and every month she draws a name from a jar of a chemo patient who gets a quilt. I make one for each month. I haven't decided about the pineapple quilt. I may have to keep it to remind myself of the challenges of that quilt. I usually do quickies that can be donated. My quilty friend and i challenged each other to use the easy pineapple ruler. i might actually do another one some day, to use up some of the ideas that are floating around in my brain.

oksewglad 02-20-2020 12:53 PM

This is a wonderful home for it! Thanks.

retiredteacher09 02-20-2020 04:39 PM

grann of 6: Congratulations on your lovely finish. Thank you for your donations to the cancer center.

oksewglad: Looking forward to pictures of your 20 year old finish. Congratulations!

grann of 6 02-20-2020 06:18 PM

Thanks, ladies. I know what it is like to need a "hug" when going through cancer treatment, so it is the least I can do. I feel this is one way to pay it forward.

Teen 02-20-2020 07:15 PM

Gorgeous finishes, Grann.....congrats!

Working on a new wildlife panel quilt for my male cousin. I designed it on EQ8 and it's always exciting to see something you created on paper (or computer) come to life...even tho it's not a fav colorway. Lol.. I have one UFO at LA'r and one UFO ready for her...plus one newly finished quilt ready. Maybe this week the wildlife panel quilt will be ready too. It feels amazing to be caught up....except for the BOM UFO, which I have to think about a bit more.

rryder 02-21-2020 01:16 AM

Grann of 6 - congratulations on both finishes, they are beautiful!

Rob

cherrybsixty 02-21-2020 06:28 AM

Good morning everyone, I haven't been around lately and look at all the lovely finishes, Congratulations to all of them, they are Great. Enjoying the pics!!!

Not going to lurk long, still trying to work on my hunter star project. I did deliver one more UFO sandwich to the LA. I maybe able to work all the sandwiched one to her before the 'Great Move' (fingers crossed). Have a good Friday and keep the great work up

Happy Sewing Day everyone

cherryb

sewbizgirl 02-21-2020 06:34 AM

Hi Everyone...

Yesterday I did a big dive into my small scraps bucket. I have been putting blocks together, log cabin style or crazy quilt style. Our group leader said she would like us to start to support the troopers who wish to carry little huggie blankets and stuffed animals in their cars, for children involved in accidents and other trauma. My scrappy block quilts will be just about the right size to make those huggie blankies out of, so I may have some finishes to show soon.

Hope you all stay cozy and have a nice quilting weekend.

joe'smom 02-21-2020 07:43 AM

grann of 6, beautiful finishes! A pineapple quilt is on my 'maybe someday' mental list.

NZquilter 02-21-2020 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by sewbizgirl (Post 8362894)
Hi Everyone...

Yesterday I did a big dive into my small scraps bucket. I have been putting blocks together, log cabin style or crazy quilt style. Our group leader said she would like us to start to support the troopers who wish to carry little huggie blankets and stuffed animals in their cars, for children involved in accidents and other trauma. My scrappy block quilts will be just about the right size to make those huggie blankies out of, so I may have some finishes to show soon.

Hope you all stay cozy and have a nice quilting weekend.

What a wonderful cause to support! My heart always goes out to children in those situations.

susiequilt 02-21-2020 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by grann of 6 (Post 8362814)
Thanks, ladies. I know what it is like to need a "hug" when going through cancer treatment, so it is the least I can do. I feel this is one way to pay it forward.

both those quilts came out beautiful but i really am partial to the pineapple.
hope all is well with our group.
:)

Teen 02-21-2020 02:45 PM

A wonderful cause, Sewbiz... Been thinking of you with the flooding issues. Hoping all is well.

I made another block on the BOM UFO in between binding and WIP. I think I Have about 5 more to go. Don't see me finishing that in Feb but maybe March/April.


sewbizgirl 02-21-2020 05:38 PM

Thanks, Teen. The flooding has been bad. Our house is way, way uphill, but sometimes when it floods we can't get out! We get blocked by flooded roads whatever direction we go in. It wasn't that bad here, but in Jackson MS, (our nearest city) the water was as high as I've ever seen it. It's starting to recede now, so hopefully things are getting back to normal.

Teen 02-21-2020 07:49 PM

Great to hear, sewbiz....scary for sure...


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