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Thread: UFO Challenge of the Month 2012

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    Linda - It looks great. I love the colors.
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    I got my second UFO finished today- Kinda! LOL It started out as a class project to learn freezer paper piecing, I had to make 5 identical blocks, join them with triangles and a couple of borders and TA DA!! A wall hanging! Right? Wrong, don't know how I did it but all 5 blocks are diffrent sizes! Of course I can't take them apaart and redo them because you trim as you go! So I now have a tabel runner, a hot pad and one really strange looking orphan block. LOL OH Ya! I still cann't get my photos to up load! AGGGGH!! My Daughter is comming to visit next week Maybe she can figure out what I'm doing wrong. I know it has to be operator error!

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    I would like to join the challenge but like some of you I may not be able to do one a month. I have been off of work since August 2011 and after surgery in December I finally got the ok to start quilting in 15 or 20 minute stretches. I am so excited to be able to start but not sure where I came up with all sorts of ideas while on bed rest

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    Well, here we are at 21st Jan. How many UFOs have I completed? None. How many have I worked on? None. My excuses - working on practice pieces for Leah Day's Quilt Along - the reasoning there is that I will move on to the UFOs once my stitches look a bit better. And my machine threw a tantrum, stopping me until this week, when I got it repaired -and bought a new one! So the past couple of days have been spent getting to know the new acquisition (a Janome 7700). So, again, the plan is that this machine will mean that I can finally get the pile of tops quilted - my old machine was hopeless for quilting.
    Unfortunately - my list of UFOs has just doubled at a stroke, as a kind friend has just had a clear-out of her quilting stuff and has given me a wonderful assortment of kits and blocks, some of which I'll make up into tops , as they're too nice to cut up for scraps - they'll give me more FMQ practice.
    Anyway, the day may soon come (maybe even today!) when I can actually get going on the pile of projects and get to know my new machine at the same time.

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    Wildyard....I am not a fan of T-shirt quilts but yours is an exception. It seems to fit together...'to a T'.

    Fraew....I like the 'Summer in the Park' pattern.
    Can't offer you any help with the borders...I am not confident enough with color combos.
    All I can offer is encouragement. Keep at it...it will come together.
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    WIP's

    Alrighty, These are my first 3 finishes for 2012. Admittedly they are small projects. But I'm having major motivation problems. So, I thought I'd start small so I could see finishes right away. And, they were on the WIP list. Today, I'm going to work on a lap quilt that's a WIP. I've pulled out this quilt several times because my seams just won't match up. Today, I'm going to try a different foot. If that doesn't work, next week my machine will probably have to be serviced.
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    Nice finishes Judith. Keep it up!
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    Judith those are super...excellent...Love 'em.
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    I forgot to take a picture of the quilt I am quilting at this time undone. I am sending it out to be bound and going to help someone do some quilting on tops, the one part she is not excited about. I can do the quilting, but hate the binding. Well, will take a photo of what is not quilted right now and then will show when done completely. Should be good. I like how it is coming out. Doing feathered wreaths in the soldis and line dancing on the 9 patches. Taking some time, but practice will make me perfect, I know.
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    Am curious about what line dancing quilting might be. Can you explain it a little bit more or post a pic or sketch? I'm getting a little bolder with my quilting, and that sounds like something I might be able to do. LOL. So far I'm stuck on things that are basically straight stitching in various directions. Hugs and smilesssss.......
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    I am right along with you all. I have way too many UFO's. I choose a word this year and it is, focus, and that is what I have been doing since the NY has started. So I am trying my best to get a stripy, scrappy quilt that I have had for some time done and it is almost there.....yeah! Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

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    Judith, it doesn't matter if it's big or small, they are FINISHED so,...WAY TO GO, GIRL!!

    I would love to come on here within the next week or so and see that you have posted saying that your WIP lap quilt is an FO. Looking forward to it.
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    Fraew, that is the funniest story you shared. I'm sure we all identify with you. Or at least I do. Your quilt is beautiful. I hope you finish it. And thank you for making me giggle.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    gramie bj, LOL At least there was an up side.
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    Wildyard, I like the progress on your t-shirt quilt. I am slowly working on one of my many UFO's. It is a selvege quilt I started last year. I am doing it QAYG and am at the point now that I am very frustrated with it. I think this will be my last big QAYG project. From now on, they are going to the LA person. I like funky things or at least I thought I did. Before I sewed the final blocks together, I decided that I would take pics of two different layouts. I have found that looking at a picture helps me see it in a different light. After viewing both pics, I decided I am not so funky after all and am going with the more balanced look. I will post both and you can see what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Wildyard, I like the progress on your t-shirt quilt. I am slowly working on one of my many UFO's. It is a selvege quilt I started last year. I am doing it QAYG and am at the point now that I am very frustrated with it. I think this will be my last big QAYG project. From now on, they are going to the LA person. I like funky things or at least I thought I did. Before I sewed the final blocks together, I decided that I would take pics of two different layouts. I have found that looking at a picture helps me see it in a different light. After viewing both pics, I decided I am not so funky after all and am going with the more balanced look. I will post both and you can see what I mean.
    Oh you poor dear, didn't you have enough fabric, that you had to even use the selvages!! (sic) Ireally like the green borders you've used in each set of four. This will be a great conversation quilt and reminder of the different fabrics you have chosen for your hobby.
    I've done QAYG and sometimes think it takes forever to get a quilt done, but once it's done, it's done. That being said a QAYG is on my list of UFO's.
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    I don't know which is your favorite, but, I really like the top photo. I have not done a quilt as you go yet. But, I am thinking of trying it on one of my WIP's. But have really not made that decision yet. I think I need to watch a few more videos on it first. I also like the green borders you used.
    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Wildyard, I like the progress on your t-shirt quilt. I am slowly working on one of my many UFO's. It is a selvege quilt I started last year. I am doing it QAYG and am at the point now that I am very frustrated with it. I think this will be my last big QAYG project. From now on, they are going to the LA person. I like funky things or at least I thought I did. Before I sewed the final blocks together, I decided that I would take pics of two different layouts. I have found that looking at a picture helps me see it in a different light. After viewing both pics, I decided I am not so funky after all and am going with the more balanced look. I will post both and you can see what I mean.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    I DID chose to go with the top picture. I thought that as busy as the quilt was, it needed some definition and orderliness to tame it down some. Tomorrow will be the beginning of sewing the 3 sections together...although I won't finish tomorrow, I will start! :-) And Oksewglad...I love your sense of humor! Hopefully, will post a finished pic next week.
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    Lets go with the top photo on this one. I like that one. I personally would not do a QAYG because I can never figure out how that works. I do my own longarm quilting.

    That brings to my success today. I actually finished seven quilts today. I have the one side of binding on them, working on the second side. I will post photos when the binding is complete. One of them was a simple nine patch and I just love how it came out. I quilted circle wreaths in the off set square. Now doing the binding. Uggggggh. I have an old one that I inherited that is on the longarm now. It will take a good 10 hours if not longer to finish. It has many errors in the construction so my work is cut out for me. That will be next weekend. I have to get a class project completed this week for a class I teach next month at the LQS. I am stumped on it because I do not want to make a pattern out of the book and making up my own. Have to keep it simple so people can finish it during class. Good job on keeping on folks. Keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    I DID chose to go with the top picture. I thought that as busy as the quilt was, it needed some definition and orderliness to tame it down some. Tomorrow will be the beginning of sewing the 3 sections together...although I won't finish tomorrow, I will start! :-) And Oksewglad...I love your sense of humor! Hopefully, will post a finished pic next week.
    Sandy, I hope you will soon get your quilt top finished.
    I like the green border...gives the blocks good definition.
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    Yeah!! I finished a UFO this morning! I only had to do the binding on it, but I now have one more thing to put on the DONE list lol. I will have to take a picture and post it after the kiddos get home from school. The quilt is for my oldest daughter so I can't wait to give it to her.
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    Wow, Quilter Momma, you have been very busy. Can't wait to see pictures.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Lets go with the top photo on this one. I like that one. I personally would not do a QAYG because I can never figure out how that works. I do my own longarm quilting.

    That brings to my success today. I actually finished seven quilts today. I have the one side of binding on them, working on the second side. I will post photos when the binding is complete. One of them was a simple nine patch and I just love how it came out. I quilted circle wreaths in the off set square. Now doing the binding. Uggggggh. I have an old one that I inherited that is on the longarm now. It will take a good 10 hours if not longer to finish. It has many errors in the construction so my work is cut out for me. That will be next weekend. I have to get a class project completed this week for a class I teach next month at the LQS. I am stumped on it because I do not want to make a pattern out of the book and making up my own. Have to keep it simple so people can finish it during class. Good job on keeping on folks. Keep up the good work.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    AWESOME BROOKEMARIE!!!!! Now do mine. LOL

    I am going to have to put in a new quilt here. I just got my blocks from the valentine swap and they are so cool. I just have to get them in a quilt this weekend and get it done so I can hang them up at the office. Of course the binding won't get done unless I machine stitch it. Then will be finished easily. Is that ok? Please....... (whine with pleading hound dog eyes)
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    With the way you seem to dislike bindings, wish I lived closer - I enjoy binding and do the final round by hand. I sit in front of the TV and stitch and relax. Sounds like you keep busy with eveything else, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    AWESOME BROOKEMARIE!!!!! Now do mine. LOL

    I am going to have to put in a new quilt here. I just got my blocks from the valentine swap and they are so cool. I just have to get them in a quilt this weekend and get it done so I can hang them up at the office. Of course the binding won't get done unless I machine stitch it. Then will be finished easily. Is that ok? Please....... (whine with pleading hound dog eyes)
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    That's fantastic BrookeMarie, Can't wait to see the photo.

    QuilterMomma, I too wish I live closer (only across the country). I too like to put the bindings on my quilts. (now that I've learned how to do it.) I'd trade you for LA. Quilting. Quilting my quilts is my least favorite part. Yes, my valentine blocks were put on my WIP list also. As soon as I finish quilting my lap quilt I can work on my valentines and some more swap blocks. I received such pretty blocks in the Valentines block exchange. I signed up for the wonky house blocks (which I've been wanting to do ever since I saw the wonky neighborhood blocks) and the good ol' summertime swap blocks.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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