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 24, 2015 at 4:02pm

Deanna and Riana,

I am surprised.  We use our quilt in the summer, spring and fall and only switch to a duvet in the winter.  In Florida everyone would have air-conditioning and a quilt with a low-loft batting would be perfect.  But I've heard that before that a batting isn't used in the South.

Comment by Deanna Davis on February 24, 2015 at 3:08pm

Riana ~ when I was down in FL I found a quilt shop and was told by the owner that they rarely use batting due to the heat .. I would find that odd, but most likely it is extremely necessary.  Sheets or flannel on the back is all they do.

I didn't come in to work til NOON today and we got let out yesterday at noon due to incoming snow.  I don't think that will happen again this week  LOL  Although I did make use of my home time this am and worked on a UFO for a girl that grew up with my daughter. Don't know if Doug will be going to work tonight or not, hoping so as he has been home for a week .. and darn, he still didn't clean the house   baaahahahaha

Linda ~ glad to see you will be able to share your talents with those around you. We will help you when you need to get to the house ~~ I can just see a convoy of quilters at Linda's and in her garden, can't you ????  Please keep us posted!

Sue, sorry can't help you with the sunshine, but quilting on a happy fabric might help ~~ what are you working on ?  

<quickly returning to work> 

Comment by Beth A. North on February 24, 2015 at 2:06pm

Elizabeth, some people just can't be pleased no matter what in my opinion.  Even if you do it for charity, they just are never satisfied.

Comment by Beth A. North on February 24, 2015 at 2:05pm

A simple four inch cross hatch would work real well.  Also, if you did a large meander (keeping the spacing further apart like the 2-3" margin) that would be adequate as well.  Would not be too flat.  They do get washed a lot so you want them to handle the use.  They are going to be flat because of no batting in them.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on February 24, 2015 at 1:18pm

Hi Riana,

I would do straight-line quilting the size of the blocks 2". 4" or 6".  I wouldn't do free motion because the quilts would be too flat.  I know when I made a lot of neo-natal quilts, the other quilters would criticize my quilts if I free motion quilted them - too flat (even with batting) too stiff, not puffy enough etc.

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 24, 2015 at 12:54pm

Not sure why, but l volunteered to quilt up some ufo's that the charity quilters here made tops & never quilted...they use flannel and no batting , to keep the kiddie quilts light in the heat. But l'm not sure how close together/far apart the quilting should be on these...any help? l can't think they'll come up very pretty as far as the bas-relief goes.

Comment by Vickie Smith on February 24, 2015 at 10:12am

Ginny, how nice to know where your quilt will be going and to someone special.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on February 24, 2015 at 10:06am

Rogue was helping me a few days ago with some computer issues. She was not feeling well then. I do hope she is getting better.

Sue can't help with warmth and sunshine today. lol!!

Ginny, That is truly satisfying to know your labors of love will touch a special wounded warrior.

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 24, 2015 at 8:15am

Hope you enjoy your day off, Sue. Please spend a little of it pampering yourself:)

Haven't heard from Rogue lately, hope that bronchitis hasn't morphed into something worse.

Today is quilting day down at the clubhouse. l'm taking a newbie quilter along so she can learn from the rest of us while we go into production mode. The last 3 sessions have been organizing the storeroom and getting the machines in order.

Comment by Sue Provencher on February 24, 2015 at 5:35am
Thanks forletting me vent Riana : )

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