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Rff1010 01-20-2020 12:45 AM

Well done quossum! Love the story and i think your friend will love it. Something so wonderful about a quilt going to an home

zozee 01-20-2020 09:44 AM

My last update was 16. Since then, if I’ve read the posts correctly, sewbiz finished 3 and Quossum another 1, bringing us up to 20.

Please correct me if I’m wrong. I have not received PM’s from everyone who has posted finishes, so I may have missed.

retiredteacher09 01-20-2020 04:04 PM

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Another top finished! Wahoo! I will give it to the church quilters tomorrow to finish.

The 9 blocks were assembled by an unknown person and found in a donation. I sewed the blocks together and wanted to put it on point like Jenny Doan did in one of her videos but I didn’t have enough solid fabric to make the huge corners. I found the bird fabric and the green fabric and liked the combination with the 14.5” finished blocks. Because I needed it longer, I added another color for the top and bottom.

My next UFO project was in a different donation bag and has 4 rows of 3 blocks and sashings already sewn. I hope there is enough fabric for the horizontal sashings. The backing was also in the donation but my church group uses sheets so I will be adding that to my stash or, maybe, giving it to Bundles of Love for baby quilt backings. I hope to finish that this week.

WMUTeach 01-20-2020 04:22 PM

Retiredteacher09, isn't it amazing what we can do with donations and a little of our own creativity. Nice quilt! Wondering if your church quilters are hand quilting or machine quilting?

zozee 01-20-2020 05:33 PM

Retiredteacher , your finish brings us up to 21 as a group!

Our goal is 22. Looks like we’ll blow that one outta the water!

cherrybsixty 01-21-2020 03:07 AM

Good morning all, I am up early and trying to decide to brave the cold today and meet with my circle ladies. Yesterday, I did manage to complete binding one of the kid's quilt that I have been mentioning for the past two or three days. Zozee, I did PM you and not sure if it went through to you. It's been a couple of years since I've did a PM message. I am going to work on the second quilt binding it may just put us over the top of our January goal.

Have a happy sewing day everyone

cherryb

QuiltMom2 01-21-2020 03:52 AM

I don't think I joined in at the beginning of the month, but UFO's I got!! VQW, I managed a wallhanging that I have had the fabric for for five years! Does this count?

Conchalea 01-21-2020 05:17 AM


Originally Posted by QuiltMom2 (Post 8353292)
I don't think I joined in at the beginning of the month, but UFO's I got!! VQW, I managed a wallhanging that I have had the fabric for for five years! Does this count?

If you think of it as a UFO, then it counts. People have different definitions for the term. Some consider a quilt started when they pull the fabric for it, others (like me) consider it to be after some sewing has started & the project languishes for various reasons. So pm Zozee to add yours to the official count!

zozee 01-21-2020 05:54 AM


Originally Posted by cherrybsixty (Post 8353279)
Good morning all, I am up early and trying to decide to brave the cold today and meet with my circle ladies. Yesterday, I did manage to complete binding one of the kid's quilt that I have been mentioning for the past two or three days. Zozee, I did PM you and not sure if it went through to you. It's been a couple of years since I've did a PM message. I am going to work on the second quilt binding it may just put us over the top of our January goal.

Have a happy sewing day everyone

cherryb

Yes, I did receive it. Thanks!


zozee 01-21-2020 06:01 AM

Yay!! Cherrybsixty’s finish of 1 brought us to our goal of 22, and QuiltMom’s 1 finish takes us over the top at 23!! We did it!

With still over a week in the month, let’s see if we collectively get to 27. I am working on one (close to the end) and I’ve read that others are probably going to succeed with more as well.

What a team! Keep those bobbins bobbin’ along!


Bugaroo 01-21-2020 07:12 AM

Oh my gosh!! I have not checked in on this post in several days. Wow! So many finished projects. I have enjoyed looking through the posts... it's like going to a quilt show. Congrats everyone!!

retiredteacher09 01-21-2020 04:28 PM

WMUTeach: My church group ties the quilts and uses sheets on the back which they fold over to the front. Our fearless ‘almost 87’ leader sews the edging to the front with an industrial machine. They then donate it. We are almost to 7000 quilts. I can’t remember when the group started but I have been part of it for many years.

Teen 01-21-2020 04:47 PM

Great finish retiredteach!

Everyone is really accomplishing a lot...that's fantastic.

My quilts at LA'er may get applied to February....don't think if I'll get them back in time for January. I have two more ready for LA and both are UFO's...so, that leaves me with only one UFO left, which is a BOM that was packed up. I have it out and strategized its finish....but that new quilt project keeps staring at me...lol..

petthefabric 01-21-2020 09:45 PM

Just quilted one UFO. I'll trim it and send to some one else for binding. Picks later.

WMUTeach 01-22-2020 07:00 PM


Originally Posted by retiredteacher09 (Post 8353534)
WMUTeach: My church group ties the quilts and uses sheets on the back which they fold over to the front. Our fearless ‘almost 87’ leader sews the edging to the front with an industrial machine. They then donate it. We are almost to 7000 quilts. I can’t remember when the group started but I have been part of it for many years.

Amazing number of quilts. Wowzers!

oksewglad 01-23-2020 06:01 PM

Yes, wowzers! to the dedicated quilters in your church, Connie.

I finally found time to start on the large UFO. It had been hand basted for quilting on a DSM, so first had to take the stitches out, then in was all wrinkly at the folds from being folded so long. Got it pressed and made the first pass with a panto graph. Hopefully will be done by the 31st but who knows?

grann of 6 01-24-2020 08:30 AM

Yippee!! Another UFO finished. I started this Christmas wall hanging last year, but it stalled when it was time to make bias binding and glue all the doodads down. It is now finished.

Dedemac 01-24-2020 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by retiredteacher09 (Post 8353165)
Another top finished! Wahoo! I will give it to the church quilters tomorrow to finish.

The 9 blocks were assembled by an unknown person and found in a donation. I sewed the blocks together and wanted to put it on point like Jenny Doan did in one of her videos but I didn’t have enough solid fabric to make the huge corners. I found the bird fabric and the green fabric and liked the combination with the 14.5” finished blocks. Because I needed it longer, I added another color for the top and bottom.

My next UFO project was in a different donation bag and has 4 rows of 3 blocks and sashings already sewn. I hope there is enough fabric for the horizontal sashings. The backing was also in the donation but my church group uses sheets so I will be adding that to my stash or, maybe, giving it to Bundles of Love for baby quilt backings. I hope to finish that this week.

Nice use of donation blocks and shopping your stash for the quilt. Our church does the same with the quilts, Thursday we tie them then someone (now me) takes them home and stitches the folded over backs. Our leader used to do them but her back has gotten too bad to move the quilts. I think she is in her early 90's, I'm the baby of the group only 61:D


Originally Posted by grann of 6 (Post 8354437)
Yippee!! Another UFO finished. I started this Christmas wall hanging last year, but it stalled when it was time to make bias binding and glue all the doodads down. It is now finished.

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Congrats Grann - waiting to see a picture.

joe'smom 01-24-2020 10:08 AM

retiredteacher, I love what you did with the borders on that quilt!

zozee 01-24-2020 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by grann of 6 (Post 8354437)
Yippee!! Another UFO finished. I started this Christmas wall hanging last year, but it stalled when it was time to make bias binding and glue all the doodads down. It is now finished.

Yes!! Way to go! We are now up to 24 UFO’s finished. Can we get to 27 in the next week???!!! Why, of course we can! We are roaring through the 20s!

retiredteacher09 01-24-2020 04:33 PM

Thank you for the compliments on my quilt.

Dedemac: There are 7 regulars in the quilting group plus me. I usually get there when I am not subbing. One is younger than me and one I’m not sure of her age but the other 5 are older than my 67 years and the oldest is 87. She is the one that sews down the binding with the industrial machine. I tried to use it but it doesn’t like me. Lol!

cherrybsixty 01-25-2020 10:33 AM

Good day UFO'ers, hooray!, I finally finished one of the oldest UFO's that I have in my possession. It's that one I've been writing about for the last six or eight months on this thread and on the "VQW" thread. Finally the binding is Done. I've ripped the binding out at least three times in the last two weeks.

I started this project when I first started to quilt. I was going to hand piece it and I did get all the 4-patches completed in that manner. Then it got put away and stored until years later, and I started to machine piece. Then once again life placed it into storage. Lately I relieved it again. It's a cute little yellow/blue 4-patch with an alternate 4 inch block, child size quilt. Where I originally purchased the fabric has changed business owner twice. Yes, it's twenty years old at least.

The attended recipient is an adult and I think he is serving in the military. Sorry, we no longer are in contact. I am planning on connecting with his grandmother and forwarding to her.

The quilt is completed with hand piecing, machine piecing, and long-arm quilting and machine binding. With the aid of my hands, my 401A (1959), my FW221 (1938 & 1952). Done

Happy sewing day everyone

cherryb

zozee 01-25-2020 10:39 AM

Up to 26 now
 
With Grannof 6’s and cherry’s additions since last update, our group tally stands at 26 !

Wow! Who will take us to 27 and who will take us over?

rryder 01-25-2020 10:52 AM

Congrats on the finish Cherryb!

I’m still plugging away at the UFO I though would be finished last week. Almost done quilting the center section, then need to quilt the borders, but those should go more quickly. Hope to have it done by end of the month!

Rob

grann of 6 01-25-2020 11:12 AM

Well, I got the bias binding made for the last of the wall hangings that had been sitting around and it is officially finished. So that should take us to 27. Now I get to treat myself to a new project using stash. I have it all picked out.
and the fabric chosen.

zozee 01-25-2020 12:01 PM

Yes, indeed, Grann. Your latest finish this afternoon brings us to 27 !! Thanks!

Now go enjoy that new start as a treat!

Teen 01-25-2020 12:16 PM

Congratulations on the finishes, people. That is awesome. 27...wow! very cool...

Occupying myself with small projects until I get my quilts back from LA'r...and designing my quilt for our bedroom. Made another fabric basket …. purple this time.... in my organizing efforts so now my purple is all organized. keeping busy but ready to start a new quilt.

Vasilisa 01-25-2020 12:42 PM

So many finishes, congrats everyone! And I hope to add one of mine before the end of January, because I have just finished the top and pinned the sandwich. Tomorrow I am going to quilt it.

retiredteacher09 01-25-2020 06:03 PM

Cherrybsixty and grann of 6: Congratulations on the finishes!

NZquilter 01-25-2020 07:17 PM

Congratulations to everyone who made the goal!!! I'm riding in the caboose of this UFO train. I'll get a finish one day, but I'm not stressing over it yet. My life has just gotten so busy with the little ones lately. I try for 15 minutes a day sewing.

maggy 01-25-2020 10:01 PM

Count me in,maybe this will motivate me to finish them.

cherrybsixty 01-26-2020 03:44 AM

Good Sunday morning everyone. Thanks Zozee for acknowledging my finish. Thanks Rob and Retiredteacher09 for your kind words of encouragement. Congratulations Grann of 6 for your fine finish.

It was a good month for finishes, now just learning how to post pix is the next challenge

I have four sandwiched quilt tops waiting at the gate to be long armed. The arrangement on that have been talked over with my long armer

Good work everyone that had a finish for January.

Happy sewing day everyone

cherryb

grann of 6 01-26-2020 04:37 AM

Thanks, CherryB. My next UFOs will take longer to finish. One is a pineapple quilt, 13 blocks done and 29 to go. I am saving the best for last... not really, more like procrastinating the boring. I also need to master the art of posting pictures, tried and failed a couple times. And my longarmer (me) has 4 waiting to be quilted, maybe tomorrow.

oksewglad 01-26-2020 06:28 AM

Last night, half of the Qsized quilt was quilted. Took me 3 1/2 hours to do the pantograph. I'm still learning...hoping I get the swirls nice and smooth all the time!

cherrybsixty 01-26-2020 11:15 AM

Good afternoon everyone, you are most welcome Grann of 6, and welcome to the UFO'ers Maggy. we love another passenger on this train. We love to hear of other's work. Grann after I master posting pix I plan on taking a DSM quilting class when I get settled from my move. Looking forward to getting my four tops completed before my move. Because my long-armer is great, she can turn them out as fast as I can give them to her.

Maybe the challenge will be a little bigger the next time.

Happy sewing day everyone

cherryb

Krisb 01-26-2020 02:56 PM

https://www.quiltingboard.com/qb-hel...a-t309399.html

For those having trouble posting pictures, here are the directions. Remember the size limits.

Belfrybat 01-26-2020 03:14 PM

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My, we are all so industrious! I have another finish. I sewed the nine patches and cut the squares for a single Irish chain last fall and then put the pieces away and promptly forgot them. Fast forward to Wednesday when I received a call from one of the clergy at the church asking if there was any way the prayer quilt ministry could make a "music themed" quilt to give to our retiring choir director on Sunday (today!). I first told her no, but remembered the languishing nine patches and figured I could finish them and hopefully find some coordinating fabric for the border. Lo and behold, the local quilt shop had a piece with the hymn Amazing Grace in sort of sepia tones. I figured it was close enough and in three days finished piecing, quilting and binding the quilt Phew! Had I more time I would have put a third border to match the green to help bring it all together, but I just couldn't manage it.
PS, I really don't like this new way of posting pics. I wish we could go back to clicking on the little tree as it was so much easier.

retiredteacher09 01-26-2020 04:40 PM

Welcome, maggy!

Belfrybat: Congratulations on your finish. The Amazing Grace fabric was a nice find and so perfect for finishing the quilt. I bet it was loved by the choir director.

WMUTeach 01-26-2020 05:44 PM

NZquilter, I am sitting with you in the caboose hand quilting like crazy and my UFO is moving ahead. Body of the quilt finished and now I have begun hand quilting the border. Picture to come later.

Belfreybat, absolutely love, love, love the border on your quilt for the choir leader. Perrrrfect!

I am so impressed with the number of finishes. We certain do respond to a little positive peer pressure. Now, I am wondering who has cleared their pile of UFOs from our group? Tee-Hee-Hee I am quite convinced that this group is a lifelong commitment. We may diminish the pile but it will never disappear altogether. :o My goal for February is two finishes! I think it can be done.

Teen 01-26-2020 06:21 PM

Belfrybat....beautiful quilt and awesome fabric choices for him. Way to Go!

Welcome, maggy, and good luck with your goals...


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