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Karen's UFO Quilt Along

Too many UFO’s? Together we’ll get through those unfinished objects! Free to join. Hosted by Karen.

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What this group is about

I don’t know about you, but I have too many things started. Join me in my quest to get finish what I’ve started. The deal is, for every 2 projects I finish, I get to reward myself by starting something new. You can make your own rules, or give the group ideas for new rules as we go. I think it’ll be fun to ask this group for advice on what project to wrap up next, show my progress with photo’s, get motivation from each other when I want to break my own agreement (trust me, I am weak willed when it comes to new projects).

1. No purchase necessary
2. Timeframe: this is an ongoing group with no defined end time.
3. If you are not a member of our Quilt with Us Community yet, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to "Join Karen's UFO Quilt Along" in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join this Quilt Along.
4. Post questions, project feedback, and pictures of your progress. NEW To show your finished UFO in this slideshow, If you have finished a UFO, post a picture to your own photos, add a "tag" in all lower case. The tag should be " ufo" (don't type the quotation marks). I'll troll regularly and add them as I see them! Note, the slideshow only holds 100 photos and our industrious group has passed that number! As I add new projects, I am deleting the oldest. Now we can all applaud our progress more easily.
5. Cheer on your fellow quilters as you go!
6. TUFO - means Tuesday UFO - those of us interested try to make a small dent in whatever UFO we are working on. Tuesday is simply the day the Connecting Threads gals get together to sew and craft...you can make it any day you like, but we got a kick out of the title. Once in awhile we can't make it on Tuesday so we move it to Wednesday - yup WUFO. Report here what you are planning to work on, then the next day, let us all know how you did. Nothing is required, it's just for fun.

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Discussion Forum

June UFO Goals

Started by Pam Avara/MO. Last reply by Connie/KS on Friday. 9 Replies

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Comment by Vilma/AR 1 hour ago

DH is from the Mid-West and we have the a/c on all day/all night.  Some times,  I have to put on a long sleeve top and socks because it is too cold for me. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips 1 hour ago

It's hot here too and even worse because my husband cannot have the a/c on.  It bothers him.  And here I sit with my 92 x 92 quilt on my lap hand sewing the binding.  Sad if it weren't so funny!

Comment by Janet/MO 12 hours ago

I can't believe how hot it has been in the NW part of the country!  We have finally had 3 days in a row of beautiful weather, but storms are supposed to be moving back in some time overnight.  At least it was nice for the 4th of July.

Comment by karenthequilter 19 hours ago

I really really want to sew, but it's been 90's around here, and no one in my area has air conditioning because it's usually much cooler.  Too hot to do anything, let alone use a rotary cutter with a sweaty, dripping hand,  LOL

I did move my sewing machine into my bedroom, where I have a portable ac, but so far haven't done anything with it.  This next week is more of the same.  sheesh.  I'd invest in a real ac unit, but I rent.  oh well

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips yesterday


I buy wide backing fabric from CT, but I save them for my special quilts.

I trimmed and sewed the binding on Civil War Melodies. Now I am hand sewing the binding (also just reserved for my special quilts)

My guild has a Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year.  This month is blue.  The block is an offset log cabin at 6 1/2".  The idea is to do four and sew them together like a medallion.

Comment by Amanda Best yesterday

I use leftover fabrics for my backing, too. I would love to just buys those wide back fabrics for every quilt, but I never think about it when I am in the shops, so I continue to piece them.

Connie, that is happening here, too, lots of other things I need to do so I am not sewing as much I would like to be.

Comment by Vilma/AR on Friday

Elizabeth,  I like piecing my backing, which takes some time in sewing it together but I like using up the left over scraps of fabric. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Thursday

Amanda - I think of you whenever I am piecing my scraps.  Yesterday at the meeting of the guild I belong to in Canton, New York, there is a rainbow scrap challenge and I asked to be e-mailed the pattern.  Just what I need!

Comment by Janet/MO on Wednesday

I had a very productive day.  I did get another top basted.  It was made up of machine embroidered blocks from the Machine Embroidery Buddies group.  I also redid the label for the quilt that will be going to an animal rescue farm in Berri Australia.  The man who owns that farm takes care of a huge amount of injured and abandoned animals with the only outside help being the occasional donation so I'm hoping he can raise some much needed funds by either auctioning off this quilt or selling raffle tickets to it.  I'm donating it in honor of my kitty who passed away 5 yrs ago whose name was Destiny.  I also made a thank you card on my emb machine to send to an online friend who donated $40 toward getting a new scooter for my grandson Devin since his was stolen last week.

Comment by Connie/KS on Tuesday

Sounds like we have all been busy with other things, so not a lot of sewing is getting done. I know that's what is happening at my house. Hoping after we get the estate sale done on my mom's house in a couple weeks, things will settle down around here.


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