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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: 492
Latest Activity: Jul 24

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 21, 2019 at 7:09am

Thank you, Vilma!

Janet, my son told me that I should have said that my quilting secrets were hidden on the side you did not see. LOL

I'm on to another UFO - a variation of the 9 Patch with more of the navy and green fabric.

Comment by Vilma/AR on April 20, 2019 at 11:49pm

Elisabeth,  I love the floating blocks of the Pony Express.  Just stunning. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 20, 2019 at 7:13am

Haha! Janet, that is the whole thing.  The rectangle on the left shows the   route of the Pony Express and all the  places the Pony Express serviced.

Maybe it is meant to have the left side be the top but that doesn't give me the size of a quilt.  The piece of fabric was donated to QOV but they would not use it because it is inappropriate for an injured Canadian soldier's quilt.  I bought it from them  and made this quilt.  I'm saving it for a little American boy.

Comment by Janet/MO on April 20, 2019 at 6:48am

Elizabeth,  I really like what is shown, but is there a way you can take a pic of your Pony Express quilt showing the entire thing?  

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 19, 2019 at 3:01pm
Comment by Connie/KS on April 19, 2019 at 10:19am

What a great idea Elizabeth!

Comment by Vilma/AR on April 17, 2019 at 7:25am

Elizabeth Phillips,   thanks for information.  I really like your scrap pieced back.  That's in my bucket list now. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 17, 2019 at 7:10am

Hi Vilma,

I make a game out of making pieced 12 1/2" scrap blocks for backings.  I sew 2 or 3 scraps together, iron the seams open, square the small square or rectangle, then start all over.  right now I have a pile of pieced blocks smaller than 12 1/2" waiting to be ironed and squared up and a pile of pieced blocks waiting to have more scraps sewn to them to finally come out at 12 1/2".  I usually take a pile downstairs to the party room on Tues. and Thurs. mornings to either iron or square up.  Every scrap bigger than about 2" gets used up.  I never run out of scraps.  I press all the seams open to reduce bulk.

Comment by Vilma/AR on April 17, 2019 at 4:21am

Elizabeth Phillips,  I love your scrappy pieced backing.  How do you do it?  Do you aim for a certain size blocks and then pieced the blocks?  Inquiring mind wants to know.  The top is just as great. 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 15, 2019 at 7:30am

Thank you, Janet.  I am working on a cheater quilt by Northcott called "The Pony Express".  I'm on the binding right now.


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