What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Lynne in Toront » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 01:47:38



Just wonderin'!

Cheers,
Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by geor » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 02:24:09


Quote:

> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

I have 2 quilt UFOs. One's because I can't FIND the thing. The other is
because it just needs a binding. Since I have to do that by hand, and
it's summer time, it's too darn hot to work on it now. When it gets
cooler, I will.

I have one metal embroidery UFO I like- but it's big and awkward to
handle, and I'm worried that I'm not good enough to do it justice- and
that I don't have enough of the threads to finish it. They are very hard
to find threads, and I can only shop for them in person once a year, and
this year I won't have funds or opportunity to hit the shop (The Pennsic
War is my only reliable source!). This shop is in two weeks time, and I
can't make it this year. =(

All other UFOs are projects that I will benefit from. Therefore they get
shelved so I can work on stuff for other people. Gifts have deadlines,
and have more pleasure in the giving, than the showing off of my own new
things.

-georg

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Marijk » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 02:42:20


My favourite is the Red Star (in my photo album) and I have no idea why.

I'm lying. I know why. I have to figure out how to make the set in triangles
to finish off the edges to make it square and I'm lazy...lazy...lazy...  I
keep hoping that when I pick it up every now and then, it will have somehow
finished itself because I'd really like to see it finished!

Hmm, maybe I'll work on that next. Good idea!

Marijke, in ?sunny Montreal
http://photos.yahoo.com/sesesi


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> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Diana In Dalla » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 02:44:33


My favorite UFO is my Blue and White
RCTQ quilt.

At the end of my first year of quilting a RCTQ friend
from Essex sent me four panels with different quilty
pictures on them . I put them in a quilt top with blue
and white fabrics and the siggy squares from about 20 RCTQers
then I added prairie points and then of all things
a wide white ruffle. Sound like I was done no I wasn't. Another friend
RCTQ friend sent me some whimsical buttons these had various ladies
faces on them. These were applied to the top. Then I went to the Huge
Houston
Quilt show and found a quilting stencil I loved. I came home sandwiched it
with cotton batting and a wow backing. Put it on my Quilting frame and have
been slowly
hand quilting this UFO for 3 1/2 years. (Did I mention it is King size.)
DH calls it my work in progress not a UFO.
Why is it not finished I want it to be completely hand quilted by
me.(sentimental reasons)

Diana in Dallas



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> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Kathy in C » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 03:11:27


Well my UFOs are really WIPs because I haven't been quilting long--only this
year. The tops I have finished but not quilted yet are because I am waiting
for me to gain enough experience to do them justice. I can MQ OK but getting
the backs on straight is my problem, so trying some smaller pieces and
different techniques so that I dont***up the good stuff later on.
--
Kathy in CA
Quilting Stuff:
http://www.FoundCollection.com/



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> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Queen of Squishie » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 03:09:04


I love your Red Star.  Always have!  You keep thinkin' on it, or better yet,
write to Lady Lester, Grande Dilemma Dissolver!  That thing is way worth
finishing.

Karen, Queen of Squishies

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Lisa Elli » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 04:01:53


So many to choose from.  They are all unfinished because I am too, too
busy . . .

Maybe my favorite is a top made from old shirting fabric, very soft
colors.  I took the pattern from an old quilt top that I was too cheap
to buy.  Very simple block pattern; it consists of a  horizontal
rectangle, with two vertical rectangle's underneath.  The blocks are set
in straight rows, flipped, to give a woven effect.

====   x x   ====
 x x      x x     x x
 x x      x x     xx
 x x    ====   xx

where  ===  represents the horizontal rectangle, and the x's represent
the vertical rectangles.

I love this top; I made it after I made single Irish chain in blues,
grays and shirting fabrics.  I like making tops in pairs.

lisae

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> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Jalynn » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 04:10:37


I would say that would be the double nine patch i'm hand piecing.  and well, it's not
finished, cuz i'm hand piecing it...LOL.  I'll have a chance to work on it some more
very soon!  I get lots done during our three week vacation every year.  It passes the
time quite nicely, and keeps me from *** relatives.

--
Jalynne
Queen Gypsy (snail mail available upon request)
see what i've been up to at www.100megsfree4.com/jalynne
or look at my layouts at
http://www.FoundCollection.com/



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> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Elen » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 06:37:27


My favorite UFO is a Christmas table topper that is a big hexagon with a
pretty cardinal fussy cut for the middle piece.  It's all pieced and ready
for basting...
only I can't find it... WAHHHHH!!

Elena who hasn't really devoted that much time to looking for it either, so
just XXXXXX out the WAHHH!



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> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Kate Dice » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 06:10:53


Quote:

> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

My Row Robin - I love what was done with it, but haven't got on with it
because of the bridesmaids and then being ill.
--
Kate  XXXXXX
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Click on Kate's Pages and explore!
 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Miriam » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 07:41:53


My favorite is an Irish Chain quilt with colored 'chain' of Y2K swap pieces
and the white made of sig squares that came with them.  I had some unsigned
places and keep adding new sig squares in their place.  It may never really
get it finished, but I have a lot of fun seeing and remembering quilters
when I get it out to work on.  The backing materials are from Estonia,
Lithuania and Poland.

Mim


Quote:

> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Denis.. » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 07:53:27


I just purchased fabric to make a new quilt, so technically it isn't a
UFO.  My son has just met his birth mother for  the first time, he's 25.
He was raised as an only child, and now he has found that he has two
younger sisters.  The younger sister (11), his mom and he spent a
weekend camping last week and had a great time.  Before he left I told
him to find out what his little sister's favorite color is, so I can
make her a quilt.  Well, her favorite color is rainbows, she has them
all over her room. So I went to the quilt store and bought the brightest
solid red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple fabrics I could find
and designed an "Around the World" rainbow quilt which I will start on
within the week.  

It may not actually be a UFO, but it will surely be my favorite when  I
get it started.  My DS is thrilled to have a little sister, and I'm
thrilled for him.

Denise in NH

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by CNYstitche » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 08:14:47


probably my scrappy corduroy quilt because it is *all* mine!  It's not
finished yet because I can't bend enough to pin the binding down for
sewing <grin>.  I had thought it would get done before I needed it, but
it may be that it doesn't get done until the first of the year.

Larisa

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> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Alice » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 08:22:30


Great question!  Mine is a lap quilt made from fabric I found in Key West on
one of our vacations.  I fell in love with Key West and found wild fabric
that has "Key West" written throughout the pattern.  It's in colors that are
definitely not me, but I love it!  It was also one of the quilts that my DH
was very active in helping to choose the fabrics.  The top is done, the
backing is made and I found the stencil I want to use for the quilting
pattern - waves.  This will be the first one I work on after all my
"requireds" are finally finished.  Does that ever happen???

--
Alice in NJ
RCTQ - "Royal Cybrarian"
www.our***family.us
"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still likes you."
   Elbert Hubbard



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> Just wonderin'!

> Cheers,
> Lynne in Toronto

 
 
 

What is your favourite UFO...and why isn't it finished???

Post by Marijk » Thu, 31 Jul 2003 09:30:04


LOL, I  think of you every time I look at it! too funny.

Marijke



Quote:
> I love your Red Star.  Always have!  You keep thinkin' on it, or better
yet,
> write to Lady Lester, Grande Dilemma Dissolver!  That thing is way worth
> finishing.

> Karen, Queen of Squishies