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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: 491
Latest Activity: Jun 11

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 Elizabeth Phillips on April 13, 2019 at 3:58pm
Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 13, 2019 at 3:57pm
Comment by Connie/KS on April 10, 2019 at 12:06pm

Wow....hadn't realized I have not been checking in on this group for so long......sure missed a lot. Thanks for the nice comments on my quilts I finished in February.

I have six quilts that just need binding and I can mark them off my list. I seem to keep finding things I would rather work on lol

Karen....glad you are feeling better.....I hope you soon get your mojo back for sewing. I think all of us get into a slump occasionally.

Elizabeth and Sherri.....beautiful quilts you've finished! Congratulations!

I will try to be more faithful in checking in....

Comment by Sherri Eley on March 30, 2019 at 2:36am

I agree on the batting issue,  my favorite it 100 or 80/20 cotton. But I think some quilts speak out for a softer look. So this one is quilted with pieces of batting I had left over from other projects.  I use a nylon tape that I press on the pieces to hold them together.  This  is usually what I do with small projects to use up the batting in my bin of left overs.  I recently ordered a wool batting that I am going to use in my king size "Blue Ridge Beauty" .  Anxious to get that to the long arm quilter.  Will make those arrangements this week.  

Comment by Janet/MO on March 29, 2019 at 4:53pm

I love your quilt Sherri.  I am trying to get better at machine quilting.  One thing I have discovered recently is how much better Aurifil thread looks instead of Mettler (at least in my opinion).  While they are both 50 wt threads, Aurifil just seems to be a teensy bit thinner so it imbeds down in the quilt better.  On my current quilt I'm using the Quilters Dream batting made from recycled bottles.  I must say that while I am totally in favor of recycling, I'm not as fond of this batting as I am their 100% cotton.  It was all I had for a quilt that really should have been done a couple of weeks ago so I decided to try it.  It is not bad; just doesn't seem to show the definition as well.  

Comment by karenthequilter on March 29, 2019 at 9:06am

Sherri, congratulations on getting back to your UFO's - you are a great example for the rest of us!  Love the tulips!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 29, 2019 at 8:06am

Hi Janet,

We haven't done the major renos ourselves.  Neither of us has the knowledge.  Hubby used to do painting, wallpapering etc. years ago and he still does so much around our home with the everyday chores.  He is 88 and keeps busy.  We had the sewing room and den renoed by a man who has a reno company and does a lot of work in our neighbourhood.  The 2 bathrooms were designed and renoed by another company which has given us good service.  Between Hubby and the handy people we rely on, I get time for my quilting projects.

Sherri, I love your tulip and stars quilt.  Your scraps are so pretty!  I would send out quilts to a LAQ if I didn't enjoy machine quilting.  I do free motion or walking foot quilting depending on what is warranted.  I haven't hand quilted for years.

Comment by Sherri Eley on March 29, 2019 at 5:07am

Trying to get back to my commitment to finishing up some of my stack of UFO's  most of course just need quilting. MY least favorite part of process.  I make a lot of small kid and baby sized quilts. The best thing about them is that I can quilt them quickly.   But I have a huge kind size that will be going to the long arm quilter as soon as the backing fabric arrives.   That will be two off of the pile.  But have to get back to piecing.  I love piecing up scrappy quilts... But I should not piece anymore until I finish the one's waiting in line.  

Comment by Janet/MO on March 28, 2019 at 3:41pm

Elizabeth, this kitchen is definitely going to be the last major reno we do ourselves!  My husband is going to be 69 in July plus he has health issues so it is getting harder & harder for him to do this stuff.  I don't want him just sitting around watching mindless tv either so I still need to find small chores for him to do.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 28, 2019 at 7:40am

Thank you, Karen.  I do use up my scraps and I throw very little out.  It's like a game!


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