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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: 487
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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 karenthequilter on April 18, 2017 at 1:22pm

Hi Sherri,

Many years ago, when I worked for Connecting Threads, we tested all of the photo transfer papers on the market at the time.  In my opinion June Tailor's outperformed them all, by far.  I carefully followed all of the color setting instructions - some tedious steps, but worth it.  Though I would still be afraid to wash the quilt.  I intended it as a wall hanging that would not be laundered.  I was very pleased with the quality of the images.  I used a high quality photo ink jet printer too - borrowed from a friend.

Comment by Sherri Eley on April 18, 2017 at 1:11pm

LIke your photo quilt...Karen.  I am just wondering about how you all deal with this.  I assume you are ink jet printing the photos... I have been disappointed when I did this making quit labels...They seem to fade almost before I even attach them to the back of the quit.  Is there something that you do to prevent fading on these?

Comment by karenthequilter on April 17, 2017 at 11:48am

Thanks everyone.  Judy, yes, that's the group picture I used to make the label.  I'm usually pretty bad about adding a label, but I made sure this one was on the quilt before we hung it.

Comment by Connie/KS on April 17, 2017 at 9:37am

What a terrific gift Karen! I'm sure they will cherish it forever. Glad the whole family could get together. That doesn't seem to happen for a lot of families any more as everyone is so busy.

Comment by Judy/WA on April 17, 2017 at 8:17am

What a special trip and quilt. Is that the picture that you used for the label?

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on April 17, 2017 at 5:25am

Karen, wonderful for your parents and you that all the family could get together.  The memory quilt is such an exquisite gift.  60 years... WOW!

Comment by Amanda Best on April 17, 2017 at 1:33am

That is a treasure, Karen! What a special time for your family!

Comment by Marge/WA on April 16, 2017 at 9:36pm

Karen - your photo memory quilt is awesome.  I know your parents will cherish it for years to come.  I make photo memory quilts for my grandkids when they graduate from High School.  They love looking at all the pictures from their early days.  On the last one I made I made a photo of a hand printed story my youngest granddaughter had written when she was like in the 3rd or 4th grade. 

So glad you had such a wonderful week with your family.

Comment by Janet/MO on April 16, 2017 at 4:18pm

What a fabulous family reunion you must have had Karen.  I'll bet your parents loved the quilt you made for them. 

Comment by karenthequilter on April 16, 2017 at 2:53pm

Happy Easter everyone!  I'm home after an incredible week with my family.  It was my parents 60th wedding anniversary and my brother (who lives in Texas) managed to wrangle his entire immediate family to drive/fly to Oregon for the milestone.  Here we are, all 13 of us, along with the photo quilt I made for the occasion.  It was so much fun to see my brother, his wife, all of my nieces and nephews and great nieces, and of course my parents!

 

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