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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: 490
Latest Activity: Apr 29

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

Christmas Projects

Started by Donna Coppin. Last reply by Irene Gallway Jan 5, 2018. 3 Replies

Christmas Projects

Started by Donna Coppin. Last reply by Donna Coppin Dec 3, 2017. 2 Replies

MAY you get some UFO's finished in MAY!

Started by Connie/KS. Last reply by Connie/KS May 5, 2017. 2 Replies

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Comment by Samuel Adams on January 13, 2009 at 5:54am
Well the flue bug wiped me out last night, I was shivering all night long, and I feel as if I have been squashed like a bug. Have to skip my day in the gym. My throat is sore and my glands in my neck are swollen. So I won't be touching the quilting blocks till I am over this. Thanks for every one on this site. Yay. Mr. G.
Comment by Diane Lowe on January 12, 2009 at 8:34pm
Cheryl - I was looking at your pics, and noticed some treadle sewing machines in the background. Do you collect; do you use them? I do all my piecing and some fm quilting on my old machines. Can't remember the last time I used an electric machine (or as my Treadleon group calls them - machines with a tail). :)
Comment by Elaine on January 12, 2009 at 8:27pm
I made progress on a UFO this weekend. I had the applique blocks finished in September and I got them put together Sunday. Yea! I have a border to put on it next then will be ready to begin the quilting. This one will be machine quilted. Hope to be posting a photo of it finished in the next week or two.
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 12, 2009 at 2:06pm
To everyone here on this site, I should make it easier for you to know how to prounounce my name - it is a Sanskrit name from India - but I just tell everyone to call me "Mr. G." as it is much easier to say, and everyone can remember that much easier than Gurudas Natarajan - for those who would like to prounounce my name right, the u's are ooohs, and the a's are ahhhs. And the Jan in my last name is prounounced as an American would say the J, it is a hard J and pronounced as such, as in "John" and that is how you say the last syllable in my last name. In any case, Mr. G does very well and I feel good with that moniker. My name in Sanskrit means, "servant of God who is the beloved Lord of the Dance. Love it. Thanks to everyone for being there. Good to hear that your UFO is progressing Bev. I think I just came down with a case of the flue from waiting outside for the Bookmobile to be ready for my load of return books and for my new checked out books. But, I will just have to grin and bear it and know that all I have to do is just crawl under one of my quilts and get real warm, drink lots of fluids, and get lots of rest. But, dag nabbit, I wanted to get some more blocks made for my twin size quilts I am making for my God Sons and for other more needy kids or hospice patients. Blessings on every one and theirs. Mr. G. The woman in the picture is my long time friend and the mother of my two God Sons, Alex and John.
Comment by Cheryl / NC on January 12, 2009 at 2:06pm
Hello everyone! Well, you've all inspired me, I pulled a UFO quilt top out of my pile last week! I think it was one of the older ones. My husband asked "Is that one for OUR bed this time?" I said if he liked it, it was. He asked me to tie it instead of quilt it, so I did. I finished the binding on it last night! 1 UFO DOWN! YAY!!! I took a couple of pictures (after I talked the cat into giving it up). I am posting them to my page if you would like to see them. Thanks for the inspiration! Now I can reward myself and start that new kit from CT that came in the mail on Saturday!
Comment by Bev Whitlock on January 12, 2009 at 1:52pm
Well, it sounds like everyone is busy quilting and finishing up their UFOs. I made some progress on my applique borders for the wallhanging I am trying to get finished. Maybe 2 more days of hand sewing and then I can finish the top and get to quilting it. I have also started cutting out the fabric for a spring time bed quilt. I had the pattern and most of the fabrics for it for awhile (a year actually) and had cut out some of the background blocks but last spring and then summer passed and I left it in the UFO pile while working on fall and xmas things. At the quilt shop the other day I found the perfect fabric to use for a border on it so now am anxious to get that out of the UFO pile. May actually get it finished to use THIS spring! This group is terrific. reading about all of the progress everyone else is making is keeping me inspired and working.
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 12, 2009 at 8:09am
Thank you, Cornwoman. It is good to be arond like minded artists and see the incredible and delicious variety of quilts being made. I am also glad to see that not everyone quilts "heirloom" type of quilts but everyday, utilitarian, and absolutely gorgeous quilts. I used to think that since I didn't make the "heirloom" type of quilts that I just wasn't up to the task. But then I started to really like what I was doing and noticing that others did as well. Well, that was a bonus for me, because I was determined that I was going to keep on quilting no matter what. And, yes, I am familiar with Ricky Tim's and John Flynn's work. They are exquisite. I keep on saying one day that I am going to break into art quilting and really create something unusual, but I think my quilts are "unusually nice looking" anyway, at least for me and those I give them to. Thanks again everyone for being here in a very nice family of quilters.
Comment by Annie on January 12, 2009 at 7:54am
My ufos are going to have to wait for awhile. I have been commissioned to make 10 American girl outfits for the daughter of a friend of my Aunt Mildred. I have three of those done and the fourth started. I'm really excited because this is the first time I'm getting paid to sew! When I get them done, I'll figure out how to post them on my page, complete with models! Until then, I'll be working on my hand quilting and hand sewing projects.
Comment by Cornwoman on January 12, 2009 at 7:31am
No quilter is ever alone for too long because we're a friendly bunch as a whole. I think it's kind of fun having some guys around. It's not as rare as you think. Just look at Ricky Tims and John Flynn for examples. A very long time ago quilting used to be a man's domain primarily. Women participated and at a certain point it became unfashionable for men to quilt. I think it's delightful to have more and more men discover quilting.
Comment by Samuel Adams on January 12, 2009 at 7:08am
Now that I have joined this UFO Quilt Along group, I guess I will have to Quilt along now and get going and finish at least the two queen sized quilts for friends of mine, my friend in Australia, and my God Sons' parents, two twin sized quilts for my young God Sons (one will be six in April and one 4 in May). Also, I want to finish a queen size one (or two) for myself so that I have variety on my own bed. I also have about 10 very small wall hangings to finish and they shouldn't take much time at all. And, wow, I have quite a back log of UFOs to do. I still have to put together the more than 10 different blocks for the God Sons' quilts, but that is the fun part. So, off I go to get busy on putting together the twins quilts as that is the most fun part - the piecing - the quilting part is rather less exciting, but, what the heck, huh, you can't just throw the pieced top on a bed and call it DONE. Thanks again for all of you here on this site. I am so grateful as I feel that I was very alone in my quilting, and now I can talk and share with people all over the country. Yay, I say. Out of 90 apartments here where I live, I am the only quilter among them. I am familiar with that feeling as even when I belonged to a quilting group and even worked in a quilting store, I was the only rooster in the hen house, so to speak. Fortunately, most welcomed me with open arms. Unfortunately, some of the hens weren't about to put up with a "man" entering their "quilting world". But, then I just keep on plugging along and I have made over 200 quilts, most given away, since 1993. When you love doing something, well, you just keep on doing it and I am getting better at it as I go along. The first two quilt tops I made were from a collection of sheets that were in good condition. I made them into a scrappy rectangular pieced tops. Then, I learned that you should use cotton fabric, and I was off and running. All I had was a sewing machine, no Rotary Blade, no Cutting Board, no space to quilt, but I marked all my blocks off on a table with a cardboard template. Well, that was in 1993, and I have a lot more equipment to make my quilts now. In any case. Thanks again for letting me joing this wonderful group of very very very talented quilters. I have printed some of the pictures out on my computer as a jump off point for ideas for other quilts. You all are fantastic. Thanks again.

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