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 Deanna Davis on September 13, 2012 at 5:40pm

Here's a snapshot of the top of my challenge quilt -- sorry it's so late vs my woohoo when I finished.. been called to sub Tues, today and tomorrow. Now I gotta play catchup on chores .. and need to clean the sewing room !

Comment by Ginny Lunsford on September 13, 2012 at 4:42pm

Is anyone here doing the mystery quilt?  I am, but having a hard time picking fabric. It's a modern quilt, so solids.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on September 12, 2012 at 3:41pm

Thank you, Ginny, for the information.

Your photo quilt is beautiful too.  Your father must have been so happy to receive this quilt. Your photo made me shed a tear.  I made my parents a twin bed quilt each when I was a very novice quilter and they were so happty with them.

Comment by Sue-Anne Walker on September 12, 2012 at 2:10pm

Ginny It's Beautiful!


Comment by Cheri Foster on September 12, 2012 at 1:57pm

Ginny, I had wanted to do it that way but was unable to find the sheets here locally when I was making the quilt.  I was leaving for a quilt camp and did not have time to wait for an online order to get to me.  I have seen quilts made that way and know that the photos will be more durable.  My quilt will have to be washed in a bathtub and then hung to dry or the photos will fade.

Comment by Ginny Lunsford on September 12, 2012 at 1:41pm

Elizabeth, when I made a photo quilt i used;

EQ Printables Premium Cotton Lawn Inkjet Fabric 8 1/2" x 11" 6 Sheets,(I liked these the best) you print right on the fabric, and it feels just like nice fabric .I made this for my father's 90th Birthday

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on September 12, 2012 at 1:05pm

Thank you, Cheri, for explaining to me how you printed all the photos on your quilt.  I'd love to do something similar one day.

Yesterday I sandwiched a quilt.  Today I went to physio at the hospital.  It went really well, much better than when I do my exercises at home because the equipment at the hospital is all the right stuff.  Next week, my physio is going to do acupuncture on the soft tissue on my operated leg.


Comment by Cheri Foster on September 12, 2012 at 12:24pm

Elizabeth, my sister printed the pictures for me on the transfer paper and then I ironed them on the fabric.  It was very easy to do as long as I followed the directions.  I only had a little trouble when i tried to pull it off before the paper was cool.  I had told her to make sure that she printed them in reverse so that the orientation would be right when it was ironed on the fabric.

Comment by Laura on September 12, 2012 at 12:05pm

Have you ever "unsewed" a quilt because you don't like how its working out?  For the first time I've done that.  Fortunately for me its a baby quilt so not too big.  But I had finished 3/4 of it and I just wasn't liking it at all.  AT ALL.  So for the last two days I've been unsewing.  Almost done now.  Because its a gift, and even I wasn't liking the way it looked, I decided on a re-do.  I'll need to buy some fabric, of course ; )

Comment by Deanna Davis on September 11, 2012 at 7:55pm

@Beth .. I have one of those ! Mine has crushed walnut shells for the filling -- what's in yours ? I bought it at a quilt store I stopped in betw me and Branson last March .. haven't made it yet  LOL

BUT I do have a good report -- I FINISHED THE CHALLENGE QUILT LAST NIGHT or was it early this am since I couldn't sleep til after 1am  ?  WOO HOO !  Sorry to report I don't have a good pic yet, going to take one of my quilt frame's rails and make a jute tie for both ends of the rail to tie onto the plant hooks on the back deck so I can get a good pic. Usually I pin the quilt on the rail and hubby climbs up on the roof and lets it hang down .. I can't wait til he gets home this weekend to take a pic.

However, I didn't make it to fair to make any entries this year .. oh well.  There's next year. I got called in to sub this am as the original sub was sent to the WRONG school district .. so I was the backup .. hahahaha

Now for chores .. seems like I'm behind this afternoon .. almost 7pm and I haven't collected eggs, seen the flock .. altho' the dogs ate their dinner already  hahaha



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