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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 Beth A. North on Thursday

That is what I did Riana, two large blocks and put them into pillows.  My daughter got those because she liked the design.  I actually did do needle turn applique and know that I don't think I will again. LOL  When we were in Hawaii, I went to a quilt store on Maui and took a class there.  It was fun and kept me occupied while watching football there with hubby.

Comment by Linda Koller on Wednesday

I've saved a lot on Pinterest. When I'm ready I'll study more.

Comment by Riana Noyes on Wednesday

I ventured as far as doing a Hawaiian style block & made it into cushion. It was fun, but very time consuming! I hand basted my layer on . Now l don't even remember who ended up with it...

Comment by Mary Moore on Wednesday

Haven't seen beads on a Hawaiian.  Hmm.

When we were at a square dance convention in Hawaii, I snuck away to see the Bishop Museum.  It happened to be an informal quilt meeting day of half a dozen Hawaiians. The one man was free hand experimenting- cutting patterns, the ladies were doing the applique stage on their quilts.  I was able to ask questions and  speak quilt with them.  My rather dumb question was how to hold all the fabric while appliqueing in the center of a big quilt.  The answer was to put it in a hoop. Duh..

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Wednesday

Linda, I once took a course in Hawaiian Quilting with a Canadian Theme from a woman in Canada who was sent by Canadian Quilters Association to Hawaii to take a course in Hawaiian Applique and teach it to Canadian quilters.

I designed my own big block with a butterfly template and drew in leaves and boughs.  I was instructed how to cut it out by folding the fabric (which was the same size as the background) in eighths.  Then I unfolded it on the background and hand basted it down through the middle leaving the edges to needle-turn applique.  Hawaiian applique is not snipped anywhere to make turning it under easier.  You just turn under an few inches at a time with a round toothpick and take a 1/8" seam allowance.  Both the background and some of the bigger motifs within the applique are echo quilted a finger width apart.  I also beaded the quilting stitches every 4 or 5 stitches.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Wednesday

Thank you Barbara.  Both Maggie and her sister who is 5 are so funny - they talk like old ladies - I think they hang around their GGM lots!  We love when they come and visit us old ladies downstairs.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on Wednesday

Adorable quilt, Elizabeth.  A sweet gift for a tiny girl. I'm sure she will love it for long times to come.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Wednesday

Thank you, Riana and Zoe.  I still have the second embroidery package to make into a quilt.  It has Bears embroidered in a turkey red - like red work.  They are all finished and no water marks etc.  I collected all my red strips, cakes and fqs to do the sashing, but I'll put it aside for now.

Comment by Riana Noyes on Wednesday

Liz, l think you picked the perfect finishing fabric...just love how it picks up duckie's umbrella colour! What a lucky duck that wee gal is to receive such a nice gift.  :-))

Comment by Zoetc49 on Wednesday

Ladies, if any of you want to do any trees for the Australia fires, and want to send them to me, I will be happy to mail them. The cheapest I have found is for example a 7 oz package will cost $15.00, so if you do send, please consider adding a little to help send your block.  I am not sending right away.. too busy and my procrastination has hit me...lol  Let me know if you want to do any so I can know to wait.

 

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