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    Random UFO Thoughts......

    Okay, most of us have quilting UFO's.....some of us......more than others. Thankfully, I only have six of them. I joined a UFO group in our guild recently and had to come up with a sixth UFO just so I would have enough for the challenge.

    The random question today is: Out of all of your UFO's, which one would you like to finish the most and why?
    "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

    Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
    Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

    #2
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    Wow, this is a loaded question, I have to actually admit to having UFO's!

    I do have one that I am dying to finish, a kaleidoscope quilt, started it, completed 2 practice blocks, really like the 2nd one, got all the coordinating fabrics and now it sits there until I can get my DH to help with the cutting. My vision is just not good enough to get it perfect and I do not want to make a ho-hum quilt. Every time we can get together and work on this it seems I have another project going.
    Beth

    Procrastinate. It frees up time to quilt!

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      #3
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      I have a finished top that I want to fmq and finish. I am waiting for means to buy backing and batting.

      I want to finishes it because I think it might be the best quilt I made so far. If I may say so my self.
      sigpic

      God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
      The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
      A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
      And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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        #4
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        All of them! Like ^^^, I have to wait for a cash flow.

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          #5
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          I have two that need to be done...one is ready for quilting (The Witch) but is a king so I'm procrastinating. The other is Night Sky, which I first have to frog as I sewed it together wrong. These are still packed in the moving boxes.

          I guess I am weird in that I don't really get pleasure from creating things unless I am making it for someone else. I need to pick someone to give the quilts to and then I will be motivated to finish them!

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            #6
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            Cash flow!! that seems to be the real UFO. We can piece from just about any scrap of fabric, so we piece and we piece and we create and then....whoa....another $100 to finish the beautiful quilt. I can't tell you how many I have finished with a goodwill blanket or mattress pad as the batting and a goodwill flat sheet for the backing. That can be done for about $6.
            So, as you know from previous posts...UFO's are difficult for me to have. They stress me out seeing something that really needs to get done and then I obsess. Same with too much stash...I feel I have to get it worked up into a pattern of sorts. So, as of today, One quilt top lies sandwiched and pinned and ready to quilt and I can't start it because, I need to make some more Shriner quilts this week. Only 10 more days and the big event occurs and I really NEED to make at least one or two more. My goal is getting closer and I am hoping hoping hoping that it all goes well.
            Did I tell you a man came in and gave me $200 for 4 baby quilts to be donated directly to the children. So last weekend...my days off, that's what I did...4 baby quilts. $200 sounded like a fair proposition for him not getting anythingin return.
            Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
            Terry

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              #7
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              I have several that I need to get done. I just get board with them or something else comes along so I put that one up and do something else. Mine is just space and time. I am working on both of those now. My son moved out again and he was in my garage/sewing room. So now I am moving everything out of my living room into my garage so I can sew. My family will see me for supper at night but will be about it. I have a circular bargello that I want to finish. I cut a couple of wedges wrong so I have to re do those. It has been about 4 maybe 5 years since I started it. I have already marked where I need to start, so hopefully I can remember how to do it. I may have to scrap this one and start over. Not sure yet.

              Every one have a great day.

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                #8
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                Mine is the Social Butterfly as seen in this link

                http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/2...y-vanessa.html

                I have all the backing & binding fabric as well as the batting, and could send it off to a long arm quilter, but I am so in love with this quilt top and pleased with how well it turned out, that it is one I want to quilt myself. However my skills on the longarm (which I would have to rent from my LQS, and my FMQ skills are still in the very early stages of developement, and I don't want to ruin this beautiful quilt top with cra**y quilting.

                Working on getting better, and when I'm comfortable with my skills, then I'll finish this one. IMO better to wait, than to be impatient and ruin it.

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                  #9
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                  Congratulations! I hope you have time to post some pictures. You always inspire me to stay focused. Have a great day

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                    #10
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                    A memory quilt. I can't get my sister to come by and make decisions on backing fabric and the pay for the fabric.
                    I'm with Terry, I hate having something hanging over my head.
                    :icon_happy:


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                      #11
                      Re: Random UFO Thoughts......

                      I'm working on two UFOs now They both need fmq. I still need to get batting for one of them. I have four more tops to finish up, but in need of cash flow for backings and battings and I have one to send to MSQ for completion. I wish I could send all of them but then, I wouldn't get the practice I need.

                      I lost some motivation this summer with the wicked heat and humidity so that slowed my quilting down. I also did a total sort of my fabrics and I must admit that it's shameful. I need to get a plan............and soon!

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                        #12
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                        I'll admit to having a few UFOs in different stages of completion, mostly from block exchanges. I have 12 basket blocks, 14 different shoe blocks and a bunch of leaf blocks. I did turn some other swap blocks into cute dolly quilts but these blocks need to be made into lap quilts or larger. One of the shoe blocks has a ballet slipper, this I plan to turn into a wall hanging for DGD Elizabeth as she still continues taking ballet lessons.

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                          #13
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                          I put kits together when I broke my wrist, but haven't touched any of them. Is that a ufo if I didn't cut anything? lol
                          🌺 Lorie

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                            #14
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                            For me, it's the one for DD#10 that I started her freshman year of college two years ago! Got 18 of 20 squares done, and then "Oh, look! I can do [fill in the blank with whatever small project/Christmas gift/new baby quilt] really fast, and THEN I'll get back to Abi's quilt."

                            Do I have to admit how many "Not Even Begun but Have the Fabric" projects? Because that would take a LOONNNG time to list.

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                              #15
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                              I don't have a preference for which UFO gets done first. I'm not sure how many finished tops I have hanging on hangers waiting to be quilted. I'm guessing at least 12. I have some other projects not yet ready for quilting: blocks that are finished but need to be sewn together, or only some of the blocks made, but not enough yet for the quilt top. For me, it's a matter of having enough time, since I'm caregiver for my DH. I've been wanting to quilt my sampler quilt that I made 6 yrs. ago, but baby quilts for showers, etc. took precedence. I have a queen size Herringbone ready, with the backing, for the LAer. She said she'd have time the last wk. of Sept. That's a gift for my gr. son who got married on Sept. 3. So I plod along & piece & quilt as I have time. As Fall comes, & there's less outside work, I should have more time. I still need to do some weeding in the flower beds.

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