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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingamet View Post
    OK, my first QB act. UFO's are me. One this month, huh . . . I'll do it. Thanks for the encouragement. I was reading (? somewhere?) that when we don't finish things, it teaches us we can't. I want to learn i can. Will be back within the month with a picture.
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    Hi everyone, I am pretty new to this group, but I did get 3 small UFO's mostly done. I just need to hand stitch the binding down. Does that count? I will do that in the evening while watching tv with my hubby.
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    Wow! Everyone has been so productive. Nothing completed but here is my excuse. I am negotiating the purchase of a manufactured home. Who knew the process would take over my life? So can I still be a member of the group, even if I am the least productive? The very worst is that it probably won't get any better with moving and painting etc. Maybe I can just be a disreputable member.

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    tablerunner back- my 1st try at free motion quilting.
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    and my last project - this is a Chaulk board for my Mom's motor home. She loves the ocean. Have had it for about 8years.
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    Sweet and useful. I like it very much. Sew cute.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    [QUOTE=dublb;4935934]How I use Press & Seal. First I cut a piece of Press & Seal to fit my block. It was too thin so I put another small piece with it. Then I put this piece onto the paper that I was copying swirls from & traced it with a Sharpie marker. I had ta make a few adjustments so that it flowed & fit on the square. Third I put the press & seal onto the block I want ta quilt. Those pieces in the picture have been on the quilt for 4 months so they are staying. I'll have ta smooth 'em out when I start quilting again, 'cause some of the edges are coming up. After it is quilted and it's time to take it off, it tears better than paper. Some of the tight corners are a little hard ta come off but I then use tweezers. Clear as mud?[/QUOT

    Crystal clear! You did a great job explaining.

    Thank you for the information.
    I read about using Press n' Seal on quilts back about 2 years ago,
    but never really knew how to use it.

    I am doing some sampler blocks in between quilting my tops. I may use this idea on
    those blocks.

    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.D View Post
    tablerunner back- my 1st try at free motion quilting.
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    They look great.
    I have done some practicing with FMQ but still have a long way to go before I would consider it acceptable.
    I can do fairly well on small pieces but fear that FMQing with the bulk of a full size quilt would frustrate me.
    Practice makes perfect, I guess.
    Thanks for sharing your projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.D View Post
    Hi everyone, I am pretty new to this group, but I did get 3 small UFO's mostly done. I just need to hand stitch the binding down. Does that count? I will do that in the evening while watching tv with my hubby.
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    Love the mug rugs.

    Hope you got the binding finished last evening.
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    Emma, I too am in the process of packing and moving. I should be in my new home by next weekend. Don't worry about the score card. Just join.Check in. Maybe we can encourage you to do a little here....a little there until your completely through this. And can pick up and get through your WIP's, UFO's. No quilty police here. Just good quilty fun. I haven't completed anything yet this month either. But, I need to get started on some blocks for a block swap I want to participate in....I'm going to sew. Have a good day.
    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    Wow! Everyone has been so productive. Nothing completed but here is my excuse. I am negotiating the purchase of a manufactured home. Who knew the process would take over my life? So can I still be a member of the group, even if I am the least productive? The very worst is that it probably won't get any better with moving and painting etc. Maybe I can just be a disreputable member.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Mrs D. those are the sweetest mug rugs. I love them. And the table runner is so cheery. Fantastic!!
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    There is no set demands on us as far as I am concerned on this Challenge. It is about us making things happen. I read an article about putting a system in place to reach your goals. We all said 12 for the year, one a month, then if we do not finish one in that month, then we work harder to do it the next month. Life happens, so we just need to keep encouraging one another to move forward. I like this chat seeing everyone's success. I am a competitive person and seeing your successes, drives me to do more. So stay in and just move forward.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Thanks for the encouragement. The whole process seems overwhelming at times. Good news though I will have two bedrooms to put my quilting stuff in. One to store stuff and one to actually sew in.

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    I mentioned to my DH this am about having the kids room soon for my sewing stuff and I got a chuckle, imagine that? As if half the garage is not enough and part of the family room, he chuckled at a bedroom also, Who would figure. How is the Orca Mystery quilt coming?
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    What a great idea!! I am going to try it with my hand quilting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    How I use Press & Seal. First I cut a piece of Press & Seal to fit my block. It was too thin so I put another small piece with it. Then I put this piece onto the paper that I was copying swirls from & traced it with a Sharpie marker. I had ta make a few adjustments so that it flowed & fit on the square. Third I put the press & seal onto the block I want ta quilt. Those pieces in the picture have been on the quilt for 4 months so they are staying. I'll have ta smooth 'em out when I start quilting again, 'cause some of the edges are coming up. After it is quilted and it's time to take it off, it tears better than paper. Some of the tight corners are a little hard ta come off but I then use tweezers. Clear as mud?[/QUOT

    Crystal clear! You did a great job explaining.

    Thank you for the information.
    I read about using Press n' Seal on quilts back about 2 years ago,
    but never really knew how to use it.

    I am doing some sampler blocks in between quilting my tops. I may use this idea on
    those blocks.

    Thanks again.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    First month over, and I am working on the UFO's between 15 other projects. I have 2 ready for the longarmer (I send them out), and when they are back, I have the binding already to go on!!! I have to pick up the Husky from the repair person, and I will machine quilt my small paper pieced christmas wall hanging. I feel like I have accomplished alot this January!!!!
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    [QUOTE=nhweaver;4939138]What a great idea!! I am going to try it with my hand quilting!!

    Let us know if it works for the hand quilting. I was wondering if the stitches would be close enough for it to tear off. Hmmm Wondering also if the Press & Seal would be hard to needle. We'll never know if one of us doesn't try it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    First month over, and I am working on the UFO's between 15 other projects. I have 2 ready for the longarmer (I send them out), and when they are back, I have the binding already to go on!!! I have to pick up the Husky from the repair person, and I will machine quilt my small paper pieced christmas wall hanging. I feel like I have accomplished alot this January!!!!
    You did do a lot!
    Bev
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    Well, January came & went & I got no UFO's done...so I decided to jump right in & get things going this month. I have several quilt tops that just need quilting & binding. I have to be in the mood to do the quilting, so when I get into that mood, I lay sheets all over the room to get ready for the spray baste (it still gets everywhere) & it will stay like this for a week or two till I get the tops all ready for the quilting process. So yesterday I got 2 quilt tops ready & today I quilted & bound them. So January & February UFO's are taken care of! (Happy dance...) Actually, killed 3 birds with 1 stone on this one...the finished quilts for this challenge, a scrappy quilt for the scrappy challenge on the board, & the UFO challenge for the quilt guild I'm in. Anyway, here are the 2 totally finished quilts. I did the tops while visiting my daughter in N.C. for 3 weeks in May '11. I made about a half dozen tops during that time as I sew while she's at work. The scrappy one is the leader/ender scrap quilt (& stash). The daisy one was a spur of the moment buy...saw the blue, yellow, & pink daisy fabric (I think it was at her Hancocks fabrics), so found a couple other fabrics to go with it, shopped in her quiltbooks to find a pattern I liked (forget what it's called and by who), and made the top. Finishing, I shopped my stash. So, my UFO's will begin by getting all those finished.
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    Wow you are fast! Two quilts quilted in one day! Awesome quilts!
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    I need to stop procrastinating and get a photo posted. I finished a quick purple flannel and recycled denim rag quilt that had been cut out for a couple of years. When I make rag quilts I like to clip the seams as I sew; it is way to hard on my hands to do it all at the end.
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    Oh I love your rag quilt, I sure wish my hands/arms/shoulders were up to the task of all that clipping cuz I sure would make on if they were. Great job!!!
    Linda Wedge White

    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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    The Marine Memories quilt top is finished and I got a good start on the back today. Tomorrow I hope to finish the back and get the layers pinned together. I'm so pleased with how it's going.
    Linda Wedge White

    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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    Denim & flannel are wonderful together!! I like your combo.
    PS I'm thinking that now I can't wait till my rag die for my Go cutter comes in!
    I was told today that it is on back order!
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    Almost Summer in the Park

    Finally finshed my January UFO top...ready for the LAQ (that's finished for me) and in the mail tomorrow.

    It started as Summer in the Park and finished as who knows what. Did I say finished? Yes, I did! Woo hoo!
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