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retiredteacher09 05-27-2020 04:23 PM

I have the 1920’s and the 1930’s books and started some blocks in one of them probably 3-4 years ago. I think I have since incorporated the blocks into orphan block quilts but not sure. They may still appear in a bin or box. Lol!

petthefabric 05-27-2020 08:29 PM

Teen; is the cross hatching basting? Do you quilt over it or remove it as you go?

Teen 05-28-2020 06:01 PM

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Pet....No, the crosshatching is part of design. I used water soluble pen to mark.....Here's another picture of another corner after I removed the markings...

cherrybsixty 05-29-2020 05:55 AM

GM everyone this is my last post before the great move, tomorrow I am own my way. So, not sure if I'll have the hook-up when I get planted. Or how long it will take me to re-connect. I've enjoyed each and every one of your stories. Thank you for having patience with mine.

Teen the Domestic Quilting is gorgeous

Stay safe everyone


rryder 05-29-2020 06:26 AM

Teen- your quilting is looking great!

Cherrybsixty- best wishes for your move and looking forward to seeing your new digs when you get settled!


retiredteacher09 05-29-2020 06:02 PM

cherrybsixty: Blessings for safe travel and a wonderful new experience. Hopefully, you will be able to connect quickly to the new Internet plan.

sewbizgirl 05-30-2020 03:28 PM

Best wishes, Cherry!

Krisb 05-30-2020 09:03 PM

Preliminary count for May
Trying to get this on early in the day so that you can PM me if you had a finish that has been inadvertently left out.

1–Sewbiz Girl’s Teddy Bear trauma blanket. I know from my working days that kids in these situations get a lot of comfort from a blanket or stuffed animal

2– Connie’s top is out of her hands and on to her church group

3&4–Cherrybesixty finished two aprons while packing for for her delayed move.

5&6–JeanneS came back after a while away and has already put the final touches (binding) on two UFO’s. She has raised the bar for the rest of us.

7–Retired Teacher finished a Sesame St top for her church quilting group. Ah, fer cute!

8–Another lovey for kids experiencing trauma from SewBiz Girl.

Still the rest of Sunday to have a May finish completed! I have one that just needs binding and a tad more quilting, so I hope to have it. The second needs one border added, quilting and binding, so it would be a miracle if that is done before June.

This would be 107 for the year! We can get to 110 by the end of May!

rryder 05-31-2020 01:36 PM

3 for May
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Hey all, I have 3 May UFO finishes. They were three small art pieces that I started 8 or 9 years ago and never got around to finishing, so I decided to just sandwich them and quilt them so I could try a new way of doing my rattail binding to see if it would work better than the old way I had been doing it. Anyway, they're now off my UFO pile. Yay!


judy363905 05-31-2020 04:52 PM

May UFO completed
This is a small wall hanging. I named it “Quilted Flower Garden”. I pieced it in 2008 Opps label says completed 4/21/2020

can not post photo anyhow. Sorry

retiredteacher09 05-31-2020 06:03 PM

Nice finishes, Rob! Congratulations!

Judy: I hope you will figure out the picture posting. I know I need to reduce the size of my picture with an app in order to post,

Rff1010 06-01-2020 01:25 AM

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Add one more to the May finish pile. Brownie v2 got bound last night amid 3 episodes of West Wing (still so good!). No finished pix but I have unfinished one- here is the front and I also pieced back w scraps.

Conchalea 06-01-2020 04:07 AM

Nice end-of-the a-month finishes, Rob, Judy, & Rff! I hope to finish 2 baby quilts I began during quarantine. One has fabric I separated from a bag donated to make masks. I did make masks, but there was an animal panel in the bag that I couldn't resist using in a baby quilt. The animals are large & would have been just blobs of color in a mask. So I rescued it from that fate. The other quilt I ordered some jelly rolls & made a log cabin in red, white, & blue. I need a dark red for the border plus backing. I plan to quilt the animal panel while following along with Pat Sloan's June quilting challenges. I've quilted all my own quilts so far, & hope to improve my FMQ with her tips.

retiredteacher09 06-01-2020 05:17 PM

Rff1010: Congratulations on a finish. I like your color combinations.

Conchalea: I follow Pat Sloan also but I won’t be doing the free motion quilting. I will, however, watch and learn.

Teen 06-01-2020 06:58 PM

Great finishes...Rob....amazing quilting! Rff...so pretty...love the plaid fabric in this top. Judy....hoping you can post a pic of your finish.

Congrats to all the May finishers!!

I finished my garden quilt (Start to finish = no UFO..woohoo!) and made another pillow with the scraps so I am on to my next quilt project.

Teen 06-01-2020 07:01 PM

Originally Posted by retiredteacher09 (Post 8389969)
Rff1010: Congratulations on a finish. I like your color combinations.

Conchalea: I follow Pat Sloan also but I won’t be doing the free motion quilting. I will, however, watch and learn.

I love Pat Sloan!! I'll be following the quilt-along for tips but I Won't be participating, either.

oksewglad 06-01-2020 07:25 PM

Wonderful to see all your finishes. I've been trying to finish up some minis and then I get started on a new one while chain stitching the old one! Also been spending lots of garden time...picked some radishes tonight, have some asparagus frozen and enjoying fresh lettuce as well. Now that I'm back to work 3 days a week I'm not getting as much accomplished, but the orioles and hummingbirds are getting fed!

judy363905 06-02-2020 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by retiredteacher09 (Post 8389716)
Nice finishes, Rob! Congratulations!

Judy: I hope you will figure out the picture posting. I know I need to reduce the size of my picture with an app in order to post,

giving it a try ....

sewbizgirl 06-02-2020 04:39 PM

Very nice, Judy!

WMUTeach 06-02-2020 04:44 PM

Whoo Hoo, You did it Judy! photo for the world to see. Lovely work.

judy363905 06-02-2020 04:57 PM

Originally Posted by WMUTeach (Post 8390202)
Whoo Hoo, You did it Judy! photo for the world to see. Lovely work.

lol have to confess our daughter and hubby came by with lunch and she did it..I watched so maybe just maybe I can learn. 👍
thank you for your comments

retiredteacher09 06-02-2020 06:02 PM

Judy: Nice having family help us solve technical issues. Very pretty!

Rff1010 06-03-2020 11:34 AM

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Just a little baby (38x 50) but finished last night. 9 patches are 100% scrap. Backing is 100% scrap. I used fleece so no batting. BOnly "new" was a yard of while to become the alternate blocks.

Doing it for a fundraiser and was going for gender neutral.

judy363905 06-03-2020 04:27 PM

Very nice a lot of new parents are using those colors of late...good job

retiredteacher09 06-03-2020 04:33 PM

Rff1010: Very nice and congratulations on a finish.

WMUTeach 06-03-2020 05:32 PM

Took two quilts to my local long arm quilter this afternoon. One a UFO from 2011 and the other a new quilt from a layer cake I had on hand for several years. Hope to get them both bound in June. My Farmer's Wife is giving me fits! One block finished on Tuesday and hopefully another finish tomorrow, Thursday.. With that one, I will have 72 finished. I am working at a snails pace all of a sudden! https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/hunf.png

retiredteacher09 06-04-2020 05:35 PM

WMUTeach: You are still making progress.

I am feeling the same way about working at a snail’s pace. I finally finished a quilt top yesterday that should have been a quick one but that didn’t happen, I was planning on starting a top today from the kits I put together last fall but got very sidetracked. However, I did get some organizing done in a basket with donated kits and pillow-type panels. I even wrote down what I have for future reference, Lol!

Conchalea 06-04-2020 05:45 PM

I finished quilting a baby quilt today. I havent put on binding yet, but it's closer to completion. This quilt is destined for my first great grandchild, a girl, due in Sept. Surely I'm not old enough for a great-grand!?!

Krisb 06-04-2020 06:25 PM

May UFO total
7 more UFO finishes by Rob (3), Vailisa (2), and Judy and Rff. Brings us to 15 for May and 114 for the year.

Judy—congrats on getting your picture to post. Sometimes when things are just a little different on the screen, it can really throw us. Then we get accustomed to the new way and can’t remember how we did it before. 🤗

Vasilisa, I am so impressed on how you got right back to finishing up UFOs after the wedding. If I misspell your name as Vasiliisa, it’s because it is a cousin’s name. So be kind to me.

Rob and Rff, you two are among the consistent finishers. You go, girls!

Let’s go for 20 again for June. I think I can, I think I can.

sewbizgirl 06-05-2020 01:49 PM

Originally Posted by Krisb (Post 8390678)

Rob and Rff, you two are among the consistent finishers. You go, girls!

Rob is a guy, Kris!

I will have some UFOs to count soon too. I definitely will add to the number this month!

cherrybsixty 06-05-2020 05:21 PM

Hello everyone, I made the connect, the road trip down went as smoothly as possible. We had a little tire trouble around Nashville, but we arrived in Atlanta proper around 9:30pm Sunday evening. I had to let more things go to the storage than I planned, that's how life is sometimes. I haven't got the sewing room all set up but I am working on it. There is a couple of things I'd love to have in it, once again that's life. When I do get to that point I want to have pix and post them. Lovely finishes for everyone for May. Hope that I get set up in time to get in on that 20 count challenge for June

Stay safe everyone


sewbizgirl 06-05-2020 07:34 PM

Good to hear from you, Cherry. Glad that move went well!

Conchalea 06-06-2020 02:17 PM

I'm glad your move went well, Cherry. Even when smooth, a move is disruptive

ckcowl 06-06-2020 02:23 PM

I’ve spent the past couple days cleaning- organizing my sewing room, I have a couple pressing projects I need to get done ( like last week) but I just couldn’t continue in the clutter- mess I had created.
while making great progress I organized the UFOs still there. I have (2) stacks, one has 6 quilts in it- they are all pieced, ready for quilting. The other stack has 5 that still need something done to be ready for quilting. A couple just need final borders, a couple need some blocks yet. There has been progress- I’ve completed, quilted, bound, gifted I think 4 that were ufos and I’ve made 3 start to finish that were needed, and I’ve quilted 3or 4 customer quilts. Along with getting 5 of the 6 ready for quilting to that point - 1=was already there but I haven’t done it yet.
I have to hem 4 curtains tomorrow and I need probably 2 more days of cleaning / purging before I will be ready to continue on- but I’m pretty happy to have that quilting stack only 6 and the other 5 really don’t need a lot of work to finish the tops.
I am feeling like this challenge has really kept me working on finishing up- only doing something new when it was necessary and I did those clear through start to finish & gone. No new UFOs. ( of course we are only half way through the year) but I truly am going to try to not make any UFOs this year. When I start something- finish it.

retiredteacher09 06-06-2020 07:06 PM

cherrybsixty: I’m very glad you got to your new home safely.

ckcowl: I totally understand needing to stop and clean up the clutter at times. A few days ago, I was proud my cutting/ironing area was starting to look good but, unfortunately, I got sidetracked with a few projects I wanted to work on and the mess increased! So back to square one.

cherrybsixty 06-07-2020 01:54 AM

Good morning everyone, thank you for your kind words and glad that the move really wasn't that bad. But I do wish that I was a little farther along on having my sewing room ready. Patience is the key, now I am envious of you Ladies with your busy S/R, that mean you got something going on (your busy). To be creatively-busy now, what a dream. Sorry, I may use you UFO'ers as a sounding board until I am established as a piercer again.

Looking forward to seeing some good finishes everyone, don't let me down

Stay safe


rryder 06-07-2020 06:34 AM

Rff1010- cute quilt, congratulations on getting it done!

Cherrybsixty- Glad to hear the move has gone well. You'll be up and sewing in no time.

Ckcowl- sounds like something I need to do- the cleaning up, that is. Right now, I've got a bunch of different projects going and my sewing area looks like a fabric and thread bomb went off in it. Glad to hear the UFO challenge is working for you. But remember, you will need to have some UFOs for next year https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/tongue.png....

Still working on my Big Butterfly thread painting UFO-, but also have another UFO that is mashed together from two unfinished projects and leftovers from another that I really want to get going on.


sewbizgirl 06-14-2020 05:21 PM

Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt
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At long last I took the tall stack of finished 1930's blocks down off the shelf and put it together. Today I finished the quilting and bound it.. Done Deal!!
This is from the Farmer's Wife QAL here on the board. It was about 4? years ago that we were making these blocks, all paper pieced and all fabrics from my 30's collection, plus solids. Some of them are real feedsacks.

The first pic is the whole quilt, and then some closer-ups.

retiredteacher09 06-14-2020 06:00 PM

Congratulations, sewbizgirl! It is a lovely quilt.

carriem 06-14-2020 06:17 PM

Great finish SBG!!! One of these days I'll have my FW 30s quilt to share. :)

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