My First UFO (a bit long)

My First UFO (a bit long)

Post by AHoo » Thu, 23 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Hi
I just stopped working on one project (Rainbow quilt for DS) and  began a
whole new one.  This is the first time I've ever allowed myself to have a
quilting UFO.....  I can't decide if I should feel liberated or
disorganized!  :^)   The new one is a baby quilt for a raffle to raise $
for research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  (There are several other words
in the name of this illness, but I keep drawing a blank on them.  Hopefully
I'll never have to live with this condition, because that would be a rotten
way to remember its name.)  Anyway, the new quilt is a checkerboard of
white-on-white  with a rosebud print on white.  I put on a narrow green
border to frame it and to pick up the green on the leaves in the rosy
print, and ended with a broad border of the w-on-w.  I have quilted in
every ditch, and all that's left is some decorative quilting on the
borders.  (To get the puffiness out of them, of course!  :^)   )   So now,
I know you guys know what you're talking about, because I've been machine
quilting, and the biggest hole in my life is a walking foot!  I've been
using a borrowed machine until I figure out how to get mine healthy again.
The borrowed one keeps the needle in the left position for a straight
stitch, and I can't see where I'm going, so I tried a zipper foot.  Not a
good idea, I stitched through my fingertip.  No great damage, but you'd
think after reading all those postings, I might have *absorbed* something!
 %^P

        My favorite thing about this one is that I made it entirely out of stash!
I had no idea I even had enough of a collection to refer to it as stash!
From now on, when I see "got-to-have-it-fabric" with no project in mind,
I'll remember that S.E.X. is a good investment!

        Enough rambling!

Amy  in Mass, where it's so nice I can't decide whether to quilt or garden.

 
 
 

My First UFO (a bit long)

Post by Marissa Vignal » Thu, 23 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Your baby quilt sounds great... specially the little buds on white and the
green strips to enhance it.. makes me want to do one like it!!!

PS: I've been calling my meager collection stash due to my big ego.. it
basically fits in two milk crates.... :o)

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My First UFO (a bit long)

Post by Pam » Thu, 23 Apr 1998 04:00:00


I think the two words you couldn't think of are Epstein-Barr?  Although that
name has fallen out of favor, apparently, because the Epstein-Barr virus
isn't always the cause behind Chronic Fatigue.

Pam (near Seattle) (who at first was wondering why babies had chronic
fatigue already when it usually strikes people in their 30s and 40s....then
I paid attention.  Oh!  A baby quilt for a raffle to BENEFIT Chronic Fatigue
research.....<g>)

Quote:

>Hi
>I just stopped working on one project (Rainbow quilt for DS) and  began a
>whole new one.  This is the first time I've ever allowed myself to have a
>quilting UFO.....  I can't decide if I should feel liberated or
>disorganized!  :^)   The new one is a baby quilt for a raffle to raise $
>for research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  (There are several other words
>in the name of this illness, but I keep drawing a blank on them.  Hopefully
>I'll never have to live with this condition, because that would be a rotten
>way to remember its name.)  Anyway, the new quilt is a checkerboard of
>white-on-white  with a rosebud print on white.  I put on a narrow green
>border to frame it and to pick up the green on the leaves in the rosy
>print, and ended with a broad border of the w-on-w.  I have quilted in
>every ditch, and all that's left is some decorative quilting on the
>borders.  (To get the puffiness out of them, of course!  :^)   )   So now,
>I know you guys know what you're talking about, because I've been machine
>quilting, and the biggest hole in my life is a walking foot!  I've been
>using a borrowed machine until I figure out how to get mine healthy again.
>The borrowed one keeps the needle in the left position for a straight
>stitch, and I can't see where I'm going, so I tried a zipper foot.  Not a
>good idea, I stitched through my fingertip.  No great damage, but you'd
>think after reading all those postings, I might have *absorbed* something!
> %^P

> My favorite thing about this one is that I made it entirely out of stash!
>I had no idea I even had enough of a collection to refer to it as stash!
>From now on, when I see "got-to-have-it-fabric" with no project in mind,
>I'll remember that S.E.X. is a good investment!

> Enough rambling!

>Amy  in Mass, where it's so nice I can't decide whether to quilt or garden.