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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.

Website: http://www.connectingthreads.com
Members: 489
Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

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

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Started by Donna Coppin. Last reply by Irene Gallway Jan 5. 3 Replies

Christmas Projects

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MAY you get some UFO's finished in MAY!

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Comment by sandra Millar on January 18, 2009 at 2:03pm
to Amy (mamasquirrel) about the tackling of measuring the fabric you will need for your sons' quilt, my personal recommendation is that if you have access to a quilt shop, to ask someone that is good with math (!) to help you there. For the life of me, I wouldn't know how to start, but I would think in a shop someone there is bound to be able to help you.
Good luck!
Comment by sandra Millar on January 18, 2009 at 1:52pm
You and me both on the new tech stuff Cheri. We still have to get a digital camera! Nice quilt Lynne! Am not sure you should take out the greens.
Thank you Ladybug for the tips on how to find a good quilter and what a rich inheritance you received Renee, sounds like right out of a book. I have no quilters on either side of our families and I started just a few years back, deciding I'd be the first one in the family trees to quilt, in hopes that some granddaughters will continue...... :)
I hope it won't be long before I can report a finished UFO :)
take care everyone.
Comment by Cheri on January 18, 2009 at 12:46pm
I think it looks great just as you show it in this picture. I like how the red squares (within the 9-patches) pop out - sometimes that can be a bad thing, but your red squares are small ones and very well distributed.
Comment by Lynne Dale on January 18, 2009 at 12:19pm

If I've done this right there should be a picture of the UFO on my design wall inserted here. The only part that is sewn together is the center block. The idea was to make a simple quilt using my favorite colors -- at first I was just going to use plain 6 inch squares. Now I have all these nine patches and square in a square blocks to put together. I have accepted my fate and am willing to do the extra work. The problem is there is something wrong with my color choices. I have already removed all the large red squares and it does look more harmonious. Do you think the dark green squares should go as well? Does it need something else? Help.
Comment by Cheri on January 18, 2009 at 9:55am
Does no label mean a UFO?
Comment by Cheri on January 18, 2009 at 9:38am
Since joining this group (somewhere between Christmas and New Years' Eve) I've completed 3 UFO's! Will post them in "completed UFO's" when DH shows me how to use a digital camera (I seem to be resistant to new technology)
Comment by Cheri on January 18, 2009 at 9:32am
Things I've learned by doing and felt I should pass these on - Don't use upholstery fabric for backing - or tightly woven cotton (like bedsheets) they're killer on whatever finger you use to push the needle through (I guess I should just use a thimble)
Comment by Connecting Threads on January 17, 2009 at 4:52pm
Quiltlady - congrats on finishing a UFO! It's such a good feeling to get it off your to do list.....especially if you made your deadline.
Comment by Cathy/IN on January 17, 2009 at 9:17am
Another UFO bites the dust!! I just finished a Raggedy Ann doll for my granddaughter's birthday party (which is today!) I tell you - I think I work better under deadlines...I just don't enjoy it as much...except for the adrenaline rush!
The doll is not a "quilt" but it was definitely a UFO for me. I will be out of town for a few days...when I return I will try to post pictures of that and the bargello jacket.
Comment by LadyBug on January 17, 2009 at 8:30am
Renee,
Sorry to hear about your mom's passing.
I am sure you will be able to find a competent quilter to finish the unfinished tops that she so thoughtfully left for you.

I have a few thoughts for you on choosing a quilter:
Whether you are looking for a machine quilter or a hand quilter you might take these things into consideration.

Ask for recommendations from friends or a trusted quilt shop for a name of someone who does the quilting you would like. Quilt shops are usually quite informed on resources in the area for machine quilters and hand quilters.

When you meet with the quilter, don't be afraid to ask to see samples of his/her work. Ask for their vision as to how they would like to quilt it. They do have experience, however, you need to make the final decision. If your idea differs from theirs, speak up and share your vision, it is afterall your quilt. If you are not able to arrive at a design that you like you may want to visit another quilter.

Whoever you choose to do the quilting don't forget to get a price quote in writing and an estimated finish date. This helps to avoid surprises after the quilt is finished and helps you to know when to expect it back in your hands.
 

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