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WMUTeach 04-21-2020 04:21 PM

UFO update: Nothing new. I am a bit stuck. I have four tops finished, batting ready and but only have backing for one. I just don't want to buy online and then not get the correct color and end up with more unneeded fabric. Watch me go when I can shop again! I do have another UFO top to finish but will keep it for next week while I try to complete some WIP quilts. Have four of those. Keep sewing folks. I am loving all the progress and those photos of finishes.

oksewglad 04-21-2020 06:19 PM


Originally Posted by WMUTeach (Post 8379612)
UFO update: Nothing new. I am a bit stuck. I have four tops finished, batting ready and but only have backing for one. I just don't want to buy online and then not get the correct color and end up with more unneeded fabric. Watch me go when I can shop again! I do have another UFO top to finish but will keep it for next week while I try to complete some WIP quilts. Have four of those. Keep sewing folks. I am loving all the progress and those photos of finishes.

It sounds like you are getting a list put together! We can give you a Covid excuse for not getting them completely done.[img]/images/smilies/smile.png[/img]

Rff1010 04-22-2020 12:32 AM


Originally Posted by WMUTeach (Post 8379612)
UFO update: Nothing new. I am a bit stuck. I have four tops finished, batting ready and but only have backing for one...

you are not the only one getting "stuck". I'm giving myself permission to do the parts I like (piece work) and put aside anything I don't (finishing). My anxiety is having a Covid rampage all over my psyche and my sewing machine gives me some sense of peace and control.

WMUTeach 04-22-2020 03:14 AM

Oh, you two, oksewglad and Rf1010, are funny and so encouraging. In the greater scheme of things not having the backing for my quilts is so not important but the joy and elation of a completed quilt is healthy, IMHO! I will just keep making tops, finishing UFOs and then this summer or when we can shop again, I will practice my quilting skills, Right?

I am down to just three more UFOs. That is progress. Happy sewing every one!

petthefabric 04-23-2020 10:12 PM

I finished 1 comfort quilt and want to the next on LA. The top, back & binding have been together now ~6-8 months. With shelter in place my mo-jo for sewing is taking a second place to gardening in the spring.

Vasilisa 04-24-2020 01:20 AM

This will not be a completed quilt but it is a UFO as finished as it is reasonable now. I made the blocks, I sewed them together in strips with a width of 2 blocks. I have neither batting nor backing and I would rather wait with shopping for those. If I proceeded to making a top from those wide strips, I would have to store it folded for a while and it would be creased. Instead I decided to wind the strips on a roll (that was left when my aluminium foil ran out), wrap the roll and store it this way. I have now a subjective sense of accomplishment although objectively the UFO has not been accomplished yet. But I'm happy :)

Conchalea 04-24-2020 06:16 PM

Vasilisa, this quarantine lifestyle has made us inventive in how we manage our projects. Hopefully things will return to normal soon.

bookworm913 04-26-2020 09:58 AM

I'm going to join this group of finishers. I have been thinking about my UFOs and wondering how to manage them. I will list them here and keep everyone updated with finishes.

(In no particular order)
* A charm square quilt (all 5" blocks have a music theme) with blue sashing and white stars at the intersections - I only have about 2-3 rows done. I had originally planned on it being a queen size.

* A child's quilt that all I had to do was hand quilt around the applique. I have quilted around some of the applique.

* A quilt I was making for a friend, but the background fabric is too thin. I'm going to have to take out the thin fabric and use something else

* A quilt I was making for my sister, but the half square triangles I was using is too small and so when I sew the squares together, the tips of the other triangles will be cut off.

* A wall hanging I was doing for my mom. I was learning to make 9 patches and a lot of the blocks came out too small.

That's all I can think of right now. I'm sure there are more. LOL

oksewglad 04-26-2020 12:19 PM

Welcome, bookworm913. You have made the first step...recognizing the UFO's you want to finish first. Will be looking for your finishes.https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/smile.png

Conchalea 04-26-2020 02:35 PM

I have a top I've completed, along with backing & batting. However, my quilting pressure feet are *all* in storage & the regular one just isn't working. So that baby quilt is now a UFO. Sigh. I also have log cabin blocks I need to assemble into another top for the 2nd baby quilt, so this is my future UFO. I won't be able to complete them until I move, hopefully in the 3rd week of May.


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