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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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Members: 485
Latest Activity: Sep 16

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.

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


Started by Connie/KS. Last reply by Amanda Best Sep 12. 5 Replies

August UFO Challenge

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April should bring showers of finished UFO's!

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Comment by Marguerite (Peggy) Rodgers on September 16, 2016 at 7:43pm

Have finished 3 UFO's so far this year, another is at the quilter's, another GFG is basted and ready to start hand quilting and another ready for the quilter.  My quilt guild is starting a round robin  beginning November and I've got my block done.  Now just need to finish the signature block and am ready - I think unless I think of something else.  Made the mistake of telling several people that I like to work with small pieces - you can guess what has happened since then.

Comment by Janet/MO on September 15, 2016 at 8:46pm

Thanks for your votes Amanda & Trevi.

Amanda, that is a wonderful prize.  I haven't entered that contest for a while.  Maybe I should start up again.  Your quilt is beautiful.  I hate to admit it, but I didn't even get all of my blocks made.  Since I'm almost finished getting my older UFOs quilted, my goal for next year is to finish some of my WIPs (works in progress) so hopefully that will be one that gets finished. 

Comment by Trevi in Texas on September 15, 2016 at 3:37pm

TUFO Report.....I'm still working on my "Lozenges" quilt.  I'm sewing on nothing else.  I should finish it this year.  I have about 350 of the bricks made up.  I'm getting closer.  I voted for your table runner Janet.  Amanda, congrats on your good luck winning such a nice prize from Martingale.

Comment by karenthequilter on September 15, 2016 at 1:22pm

Ha! Congratulations Amanda!  That was a great prize.  That book has been super popular! And congrats on finishing the ufo - that's a big one!

Comment by Donna Coppin on September 15, 2016 at 1:11pm

That is a gorgeous quilt, Amanda!  The angle of the quilt makes it look like it is on the wall and I was wondering how the kitty was hanging on there.  Then again, I am on cold meds and my vision is a little skewed, to say the least!  

How fun to win such a great prize!  Congratulations!

Comment by Amanda Best on September 15, 2016 at 12:50pm

I got a vote in there for you, too, Janet, good luck!

Since I know that is where you work, Karen, I wanted to share on here that I won a prize from the Martingale blog newsletter. It was this great book,  One Bundle of Fun by Sue Pfau, for using up your pre-cuts, and a beautiful Jelly Roll of Sunflower Song by Kansas Trouble Quilter's for Moda. It was so exciting! I know what I am going to make with the jelly roll and I am sure the book will help me decrease my basket full of beautiful pre-cuts that I haven't been able to talk myself into using.

Here is my latest UFO finish:

My picture taking skills are odd to say the least! The border is actually the same size all the way around. This photo makes it all look a little strange, but all the blocks are the same size, too.  It is the Grandmother's Choice pattern, by Barbara Brackman. There were weekly history lessons on the women's suffrage movement and other issues pertaining to women's rights. The quilt along started on September 1 2012 and I finished this quilt on September 8th 2016. It was a lot of work, but one of the prettiest quilts I have ever made, in my opinion. And none of my large quilt finishing photographs is complete without my helper kitty Francis, making sure it meets his exacting standards!

When I started this project, I decided to make three versions, I now have the all blue one done for my mom, this all green one is my brother's, and now I just have the all purple one left to finish for myself. All the blocks are done I just need to do the rest.

Comment by Janet/MO on September 14, 2016 at 8:35pm

Thanks Josette & Gmakitty.

Comment by Gmakitty on September 14, 2016 at 7:17pm

me too

Comment by Josette Nanda on September 14, 2016 at 6:10pm

Good Luck, Janet.  I voted for you!!

Comment by Janet/MO on September 13, 2016 at 3:47pm
Thanks ladies. I really do appreciate your voting for me.

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