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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
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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.

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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Comment by Nancy H. on January 19, 2009 at 6:15am
One down! So many more to go. Thanks for the inspiration.
Comment by Connecting Threads on January 18, 2009 at 6:03pm
Cheri, congratulations on finishing so much! Can't wait to see them after you master the camara!
Comment by Lynne Dale on January 18, 2009 at 4:55pm
Gurudas, The upper right hand block will be like the center, I just didn't cut any small squares for that corner yet. Thanks for validating my thought about removing the dark green and replacing it with a lighter color. Now, I think I will go to your page and check out some of your work.
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 18, 2009 at 2:37pm
Lynn, also I am wondering why you didn't make a block like the center block and put it in the upper right hand corner of the quilt. That way the quilt would be balanced and make the two main features of the quilt (the center and corner blocks, ((a nine-patch itself configuration)) and the nine-patch design of the smaller blocks) stand out as the focal points of the quilt. Your quilt isn't quite a sampler quilt, but adding another center block instead of the configuration you have in the right upper hand side of the quilt, will make it a standout quilt. Literally a play on the nine-patch blocks (two different ways). That way, including the changing of the green into a lighter green,less color saturated green (and maybe a mottled green without a set pattern in it), the quilt will POP and have no "oops that doesn't seem right" affect on you or on a viewer. You have some very good color combinations and choices, and I know you will make the right choices so that your quilt POPS for you and feels right. Someone will be a very lucky recipient of a gorgeous quilt when it is finished. Keep up the good work, my friend. You are well on your way to being an excellent, and hopefully prolific quilter abd a good help to the rest of us. Thanks for sharing this question with us. It has helped me think about my quilts and the ones I am in the process of making. Questions and their possible answers from other quilters is a blessing indeed. I know how many times I have looked at a quilt someone else made and thought, "hum, now how would I want to make a similar quilt? What colors would I use? Would I change anything in the pattern? Would I only take part of the pattern and set it with a completely different type of pattern on the borders, etc., etc.?" Questions are the bulwark of invention. "WHAT IF I.... OR IF I DID THIS....? Mr. G.
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 18, 2009 at 2:26pm
Lynn, I love your quilt below on your quilting wall. I think your quilt is swell, and it will be beautiful when it all comes together. I don't think green in the quilt is the problem, I think that the green you have used is too dark and it becomes the focus of the quilt, the three blocks, but it wouldn't if the greens were lighter than the ones you have now. I think that a green not much darker than the light blue square in the center block would do just well instead of the three blocks of green you have now. Then the design of the nine patch blocks would be more clear. Try that and see how it works before your sew it. Mr. G.
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?

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