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How many?   General Discussion

Started 8/21/22 by MelRN; 2503 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Dippledock said:

We wont ever get them all quilted as it is more fun to make them.

I hear ya on that!  There are doggone few pieced tops that intimidate me and really do love the piecing.  If it doesn't have any applique (because I prefer to do that my hand), I can knock out pieced tops pretty rapidly.  And I love doing that.

Since I got my longarm (lo, those many years ago), I've hugely enjoyed being able to quilt my own tops but the PROCESS of deciding what to quilt is still problematical for me.  I'm a very good technician and can copy/replicated designs ... but come up with original designs that look attractive?  Uh, not so much.  :-)

I'm perfectly OK with that limitation; it just takes me a bit longer to do research to find something that fits with the quilt top.  It's kinda like asking at 5pm, "what do you want for dinner?" and the reply is "I dunno."  :-)

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13 are ready to go but there are even more almost ready.

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Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


not as many as the bags with partially done projects  LOL!!!

probably 4 lap or bigger...a couple of small ones


From: MelRN


Sometimes, though, I feel like if I set it aside and do something else for a while, I can be fresher and less sick of looking at something. I don't like UFOs sitting, but I also like the flexibility to move on, change up, etc. :D Maybe we should count UFOs that are not yet tops! LOL!!! 

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I have a huge bon of UFOs and some of them will never get done. I am trying to work thru the bin slowly. No idea how many. I have slowed way down on starting new projects and since a few years ago I do finish my new projects.

I do agree it is nice to work on more than on thing because it mixes things up a bit and keeps it from getting tedious. 


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


I don't "love" to but borders on either.  Those LOOOOONG seams are soooo verrrrrry borrrrrrring!!!



From: MelRN



Judy (DJZMOM) said...

don't "love" to but borders on either.  Those LOOOOONG seams are soooo verrrrrry borrrrrrring!!!


I don't use them. I found I always messed them up and it made the quilt wavy. I didn't need the extra hassle. I make mine edge to edge.  ¯\_(?)_/¯ Hey, I figure we all get to choose our own way! I'm with you!


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said...


I on the other hand feel almost physical discomfort leaving something before it is completed, even if I don't like it. 

I can leave most things unfinished or a piece held by the needle in the machine but I was trained that you ALWAYS make the bed!!  Even leaving a hotel room I fluff the bedding so it looks sloppily made but not in bunches and hanging off the end or pulled to one side!  NOPE

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From: tuckyquilter


Probably about 8-10, but that's down from around 40 from two years ago.  I've been mostly trying to get my UFO's under some sort of control for the last couple of years.

I need to finish more and start less. 


From: MelRN


tuckyquilter said...

Probably about 8-10, but that's down from around 40 from two years ago.

Way to go!!