If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on February 7, 2012 at 8:39am

Hi Beth,

I'm awarding you a gold medal for all your excellent progress.  You have really been working hard!  But what did you do to the chicken's eyes?  Haha.  I love typos that make me laugh.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on February 7, 2012 at 8:34am

Hi Everyone,

Beth, really like your Improved 9 Patch and Valentine Quilt.  Did you do the I9P by hand?

I finished the second QOV last night while watching Alcatraz.  I like Gorge Garcia. He was so cuddley as Hurley on Lost. 

Anyway, I took photos of the 2 QOV and I'll post them on My Place soon. 

And I repurposed a UFO that I had not started - easy, I just put the fabric back on the shelf in the right colour group and put away the magazine with the pattern.  Now I can reuse the plastic container it was all in.  Down to 123.  The rest are not that easy.


Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on February 7, 2012 at 7:46am

Hi Margarita,

I use 505 spray.  I sandwich the quilt just like I would to pin or thread baste, then I fold back the top and batting halfway and spray the backing.  Then I smooth down the batting on the backing and spray the batting.  Then I smooth down the top.  I proceed to do the same on the other half of the quilt. 

If the quilt is medium to large size I use  safety pins every 8 to 10 inches just for insurance.  Hope that this helps,

Comment by Deanna Davis on February 6, 2012 at 8:27pm

I delivered the cancer quilt this afternoon -- my friend LOVED it .. she loves my work anyway, but she was blown away.  And the best part -- it fits her decor perfectly. I knew her immunity would be way down and she'd be freezing constantly, but we've had extremely warm winter here -- like everything is bloomin' and the frogs have come out. She'll be wrapping up in it tonight ! Back to log cabin blocks ...


Comment by Deanna Davis on February 6, 2012 at 7:01pm

@Beth -- I love that .. I always called it 'improved 9 patch'. I have an antique top that I found in a shop in FL that I have always wanted to hand quilt 'in my spare time'  LOL  Is this one of your UFOs or a customer quilt ?


Comment by Beth A. North on February 6, 2012 at 6:57pm

@ Mary; thanks for letting me know the correct name of it.  I forgot and could not get it in my head what it was called.  Now I will remember.  A little every day goes a long way when being consistent.  Look forward to seeing it completed.

Comment by Mary L Nash on February 6, 2012 at 6:45pm

Oh my Goodness, the Valentine Quilt and the Variation 9 patch are just beautiful. I have a very old V9P that was done by my MIL when she was 9-12 yrs old. It is to look at only. I really like the colors on both quilts. Good job. I am working on finishing the one that is my avatar. I am pleased so far. I work on it a little every day.

Comment by Beth A. North on February 6, 2012 at 4:44pm

@Sheila - on that bag, on the photo I can only see on the outside.  But if it is attaching pocket to lining on inside, do you measure out your inside lining piece, then cut your pocket the size of the lining piece then fold pocket in half so the edge is finished with right sides together, then sew it to the lining piece evenly spaced intervals or not, then you sew your bag together wrong sides in then turn to right sides out?  it is hard to see from the photo, but my purse tote patterns, not this one, that is how you do it.  the joining seam will be on the inside bottom and then you put a plate on bottom to hide the seam?

Comment by Beth A. North on February 6, 2012 at 4:39pm

Comment by Beth A. North on February 6, 2012 at 4:38pm

Here is my Valentine Quilt and the other nightmare to quilt UFO.


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