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Thread: UFO Challenge of the Month 2012

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    I didn't git the 11 PC blocks I wanted ta. First I've been substituting a few blocks 'cause they don't go w/my fabric or just 'cause I don't like 'em. Well I have Carol Doke's Mariner's Compass PP book. I reduced one of the pattern's & made it for a substitute. Well when I got it done it was 9 1/2 instead of 8 1/2. So I made a potholder! Here it is & the 2 blocks that I did.
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    Here's the back.
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    This is Cat's Paw.
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    And Cowboy's Star is wonky!
    I've got a plan ta fix it.
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    QuilterMomma--very cute lace bags!

    Dublb--I still like your fabrics and blocks. Especially the potholder block...I will have to see if I can find that pattern in a 8 1/2" block and maybe use it for one of my substitutes.

    Today I got binding cut for dd's quilt and my quilt top ironed so I can add the border tomorrow...maybe even get to sandwich and start quilting. It was chilly here today so hard to get motivated. It didn't help that errands in town took longer than expected.

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    dubl--your cowboy star isn't "wonky". the inside star looks nice. can you just square it up?

    this is the lst time, i have had a chance to catch up on the board in a couple months. looking for inspiration to get something done. thx for sharing your projects.

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    Congrats on the finishes dublb and QM.

    I am like brushandthimble....I have not completed a single thing in a LONG time.
    Guess I got to expect that...the garden/yard work takes precedence now.

    Big Welcome to Carrie.
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    I love the finished quilts that have been posted the last few days! I'm only seeing them now because I was on holiday without internet access (oh, gasp, the horror!).

    The good thing about being away for a week: I finally (after a year and a half!!) finished all 50 blocks I needed to piece for my Irish Chain quilt. So this month I am going to focus on piecing the blocks together as well as the border. The goal for June is to finish the top.

    The only problem I've got now is that some of the fabric - precut blocks that go in between the pieced ones as well as the border sashing - has been stored for so long that in some of them are pretty heavy creases. I hope I can get them out by ironing the fabric, because I am afraid that if I have to wash them to get the creases out, the pieces will fray so much they'll end up to small. (Lesson learned: do NOT leave a pieces of a top lying around for so long again.)

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    Hey JM, best press spayed heavily may help that or what I do, same situation, is put warm water in a spray bottle and spray just that seem and PRESS not iron only PRESS This will help those come out without stretching the fabric. It will take some time, but helps get r done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.M. View Post
    The only problem I've got now is that some of the fabric - precut blocks that go in between the pieced ones as well as the border sashing - has been stored for so long that in some of them are pretty heavy creases. I hope I can get them out by ironing the fabric, because I am afraid that if I have to wash them to get the creases out, the pieces will fray so much they'll end up to small. (Lesson learned: do NOT leave a pieces of a top lying around for so long again.)
    The last time I did this I fixed it buy spraying the fabric w/so much starch that it was dripping. Then I let it sit til it was damp. Then I pressed. A few timed I let it sit too long & had ta spray warm water on it before I pressed it. I hope this helps.
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    Well, better late than never! I'd been meaning to get this little quilt bound for a long time and finally got it done. This is a "me" quilt. Most of my quilts are giveaways, so I thought I'd try to make a few for myself this year. I love the fabric in this one, although the purples are darker than the picture shows. There are 3 pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    The last time I did this I fixed it buy spraying the fabric w/so much starch that it was dripping. Then I let it sit til it was damp. Then I pressed. A few timed I let it sit too long & had ta spray warm water on it before I pressed it. I hope this helps.
    Thanks! I'll definitely try this if I can't get them out by simply pressing them after spraying with just water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak View Post
    Well, better late than never! I'd been meaning to get this little quilt bound for a long time and finally got it done. This is a "me" quilt. Most of my quilts are giveaways, so I thought I'd try to make a few for myself this year. I love the fabric in this one, although the purples are darker than the picture shows. There are 3 pictures.
    Lovely!!! Ring the bells & sing the song! "Another one's down!" I love the purple in this one. It's great ta have on just for you!
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    Thanks! I'll definitely try this if I can't get them out by simply pressing them after spraying with just water.
    Bev
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    Very pretty sylviak!! good for you, always nice to have one for self.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak View Post
    Well, better late than never! I'd been meaning to get this little quilt bound for a long time and finally got it done. This is a "me" quilt. Most of my quilts are giveaways, so I thought I'd try to make a few for myself this year. I love the fabric in this one, although the purples are darker than the picture shows. There are 3 pictures.
    It's beautiful! The purples
    are luscious.
    Just saw it in your other post and came here to reply.
    Wonderful quilting too.
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    J.M.---- Good luck getting your IC blocks together.
    Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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    Finally I get to post an unfinished for you since I gave a tease. Love how this came out and so does Whigrose.Name:  IMG_1108.JPG
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    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Finally I get to post an unfinished for you since I gave a tease. Love how this came out and so does Whigrose.Name:  IMG_1108.JPG
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    Gasp! That's just lovely! Good job!
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    Sylvia--great quilt! Always nice to make one "just for me".

    QuilterMomma--very pretty...love the quilting.

    I made good progress today...got the border on and quilting done on a simple lap quilt...just have to do the binding. Also my dd got her binding sewing on today and did paperwork for 4-H to take the quilt to Fair. She hopes to get the binding sewn down early next week. Here is a picture of her and her quilt right after she got the quilting done (I know it isn't finished yet, but thought everyone would appreciate her excitement.)
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    Wow there are so many beautiful finishes here since the last time I checked in.
    Wildyard the beaches I am sorry for your loss. The Beach Quilt turned out so nicely.
    So many amazing quilts & quilters here.
    I did manage to finish this top from a UFO pile.
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    Every day's a blessing.

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    Great finishes rolling in!!! I have the wedding quilt all layered and pinned, just waiting for the fibro to ebb enough for me to handle the quilting.
    I was looking for some inspiration for a patriotic challenge but instead came across the kaleidascope I started while waiting to be able to make it home from Ohio and got all inspired to finish that one up. I've got the blocks sewn together and today I cut the sashings. Here is a peek at the proposed layout I'm heading towards.Name:  possible layout kalei quilt.jpg
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    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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    working on June UFO's 2 tablerunners pieced and borders added, made from blocks made a few years ago.
    placemats ready to load with backing and batting waiting. Lap quilt waiting for borders on one side.
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    Eeeeek! Today's posting are simply amazingly beauteous Maximus!

    QM I think u just helped me solve a problem with layout to finish one of my UFOs! Yippee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    QuilterMomma--very cute lace bags!

    Dublb--I still like your fabrics and blocks. Especially the potholder block...I will have to see if I can find that pattern in a 8 1/2" block and maybe use it for one of my substitutes.

    Today I got binding cut for dd's quilt and my quilt top ironed so I can add the border tomorrow...maybe even get to sandwich and start quilting. It was chilly here today so hard to get motivated. It didn't help that errands in town took longer than expected.
    Hey Carrie, here's a block I created in EQ. What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    Sylvia--great quilt! Always nice to make one "just for me".

    QuilterMomma--very pretty...love the quilting.

    I made good progress today...got the border on and quilting done on a simple lap quilt...just have to do the binding. Also my dd got her binding sewing on today and did paperwork for 4-H to take the quilt to Fair. She hopes to get the binding sewn down early next week. Here is a picture of her and her quilt right after she got the quilting done (I know it isn't finished yet, but thought everyone would appreciate her excitement.)
    Oh man is she happy! That feelin' is why we quilt!

    Quote Originally Posted by BarbEllen View Post
    Wow there are so many beautiful finishes here since the last time I checked in.
    Wildyard the beaches I am sorry for your loss. The Beach Quilt turned out so nicely.
    So many amazing quilts & quilters here.
    I did manage to finish this top from a UFO pile.
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    Awesome! Beautiful colors & contrast. How small are those squares?

    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    Great finishes rolling in!!! I have the wedding quilt all layered and pinned, just waiting for the fibro to ebb enough for me to handle the quilting.
    I was looking for some inspiration for a patriotic challenge but instead came across the kaleidascope I started while waiting to be able to make it home from Ohio and got all inspired to finish that one up. I've got the blocks sewn together and today I cut the sashings. Here is a peek at the proposed layout I'm heading towards.Name:  possible layout kalei quilt.jpg
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    That's gonna be lovely. I just love kaleidoscopes! I hope your fibro gets better. My DD suffers from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Hey Carrie, here's a block I created in EQ. What do you think?
    Ok let's try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Ok let's try again.
    That's it! I got it from Carol Doaks Mariners Compass book. It is the block for Australia.
    Bev
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    That's it! I got it from Carol Doaks Mariners Compass book. It is the block for Australia.
    Great dublb! This one finishes at 8 inches just perfect for our PC blocks. A block for mirabelle don't you think?
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