Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog Hop Party Giveaway!

Welcome to the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop!


I'm so happy you are here! I'm Jen and I love everything Quilty!

I'm an advanced beginner. That means that I have a good idea of what I'm supposed to be doing and what it's supposed to look like when I'm done, but sometimes it looks like a kindergartner did it. What can I say? I'm a kid at heart. And a kid at art, apparently ;)

I'm not just talking little things either, like wonky blocks or points that don't touch. I'm a serious quilty transgressor. I'm guilty of sewing through my finger. Of accidentally sewing my back to the front during FMQ. Of sewing the same block wrong 3 times in a row. Of paper-piecing the word JOY completely backwards and not realizing until I finished it. My most embarrassing quilty moment was threading embroidery floss through my sewing machine. My pattern said to embroider and I didn't want to do it by hand, so I carefully threaded my machine! Luckily, I wasn't able to thread the needle. I can only imagine the mess I would have made had I actually started "embroidering!"

I know what you are thinking:

"What a dork!"

And

"Get to the giveaway already!"

Ok, ok!

I am giving away something that you will love!

Would you love one of these?:


Or how about two of these:


Or maybe a bit of this:


Because I'm giving away $20.00 to Green Fairy Quilts! You get to decide what you get!


Just leave a comment. Make it interesting! Tell me about your most embarrassing Quilty moment or your oldest UFO or your dream project.

Just make it A Quilty comment!

If you are a follower, leave a second comment. That way I can show my followers some love!

Happy Hopping!

227 comments:

  1. My most embarassing quilting moment was sewing the back of my quilt to the front when quilting it. And then I had to pick all those tiny little stitches! I was so sad.

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  2. "I'm an advanced beginner. That means that I have a good idea of what I'm supposed to be doing and what it's supposed to look like when I'm done, but sometimes it looks like a kindergartner did it." You've seen my work, haven't you??? This totally describes me. After two years of quilting, I still can't figure out how to end the binding pieces.

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  3. My oldest UFO at this point is a Christmas quilt that I have been making for my son and his wife....for 6 years. Thankfully, I never told them about it so it may sit for another 6 years!

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  4. I am a follower

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  5. On my first quilt, I tried FMQ. When I turned it over to look at the back, there were multiple places where the backing had folded over and got stitched doen like that. Oops!

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  6. My oldest UFO is my most embarrassing moment. I finally finished a 24 year old UFO and posted it on my blog.

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  7. Great giveaway!
    My oldest UFO is a memory quilt I started for my middle son when he left primary school - in 2002!!

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  8. Aren't you generous - Thank you! This party is so much fun! I feel like I should be making party food. LOL. Thankfully most of the embarrassing quilty moments take place when no one is watching. How about sewing like a mad woman and then realizing that the bobbin thread ran out. My machine warns me, but apparently I don't always heed that warning.

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  9. I'm a follower and I love reading your blog. I have a container full of UFO's so I wouldn't know where to begin. I have some as old as 30 years. One is a set of quilt blocks I started embridering for my daughter - flowers of the months. I also have a texas star I put together out of silk that needs borders and quilting - that one is only 15 years old. marth@mail.com

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  10. I'm a follower, and you are definitely NOT a dork...I do the same kind of things myself!!

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  11. My oldest UFO was recently finished...does that count? I started a quilt for my baby boy when he was about a year old....when I gave it to him he was thirty!! LOL

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  12. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING

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  13. YOU ARE NOT A DORK! I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE SEWN THE RIGHT SIDE TO THE WRONG SIDE!!! SOMETIMES I SEW A LONG DISTANCE,TO FINALLY SEE I HAD NO BOTTOM THREAD!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  14. My oldest UFO is around 7 years old. It is a project I started with assorted blocks, many which were waaaaaay above my skill level at the time. I don't know if I'll ever get back to it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  15. Actually, I was thinking...that I have done everything that you have mentioned and then a few others. Like when I have paper pieced, cutting the fabric before flipping it. And then after flipping it, realizing that I do not cover the area which needs to be covered. And I do not want to tell you how many times I have sewn my finger. At first I was mortified, now I just laugh at myself. Hope you do too.

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  16. I'm sure I'm not the only one with this bad habit. I have blocks made for 7 quilts that need to be sewn into tops. I just love choosing the pattern & the fabric & sewing the blocks but then they get put in a box! Is there a name for this quilty disease???

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  17. I follow your blog & enjoy reading your posts. Great giveaway - thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. Hi Jen...
    My most embarrassing quilting moment...I sewed my sewing mat to my quilt while putting on the binding...I screwed up a block and didn't notice till I took pictures...I sewed right though my finger nail....it eventually fell off...should I go on??
    You know how I love Green Fairy...so I would love to win this GA!! Thanks for the chance!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    Paulette

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  19. Oldest UFO....I'm not sure but it would be at least 7 years and quite possible older than that.

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  20. I have been dying to make a grandmother's flower garden quilt, and a cathedral windows quilt. I love the look of both of those.

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  21. I've been sewing for almost 10 years now. Just a couple of months ago I was finishing the quilting on a swap quilt and I turned it over and I had somehow quilted one of the fabric scraps to the back of the quilt. I decided that was a perfect place to put a quilt label. :)

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  22. Dream Project - Grandma's Flower Garden Quilt!
    Thanks for the chance :D

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  23. My most embarrasing quilting moment was realising that hardly any of the seams matched in the first quilt that I attempted to make. I put it away but came back & finished it later & am now quite fond of it, mismatched points & all. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  24. I'm a follower, thanks again!

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  25. I haven't been quilting that long so don't have OLD ufo's. Biggest embarrasment - going grocery shopping and had my scissor necklace fob on with a swatch pinned to my shoulder - full of pins.

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  26. I've only been quilting for about three years but I seem to collect UFOs lol. I love making quilt tops but never seem to get them finished.

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  27. Being a new quilter I only have one UFO...so far LOL!!! Thanks for a chance to win your generous giveaway.

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  28. Wonderful opportunity and I would love to go shopping at Green Fairy Quilts. Most embarrassing moment - went out to eat and when sliding into a booth, my shoe flew off my foot right over the booth and landed on the next table. Judy C

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  29. You certainly have given me my laugh for the day! Ouch! I know what it is like to sew your finger while sewing! Actually I was free motion quilting and was trying to finish up a quilt for a Christmas gift. So in an effort to get it done quickly I was not taking the necessary care! My UFOs are growing! This is wild since I am leading Challenge UFO 2011 in a quilting group that I moderate Quilters Passion on Eons. By the way I would love to win your wonderful selection of a give away!

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  30. I have been sewing since I was a teenager but have just started quilting. Watching me pick out printed fabrics has been very funny to my friends.

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  31. Definitely not a dork - mistakes we have all made - you are just brave telling us!
    I would love to make a double wedding ring quilt - I inherited the rulers/templates for it and everything - still seems daunting.
    Thanks!

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  32. Ahhhh yes a girl after my own heart, or maybe a rival to my goofy mistakes. I just finished up a quilt that I stitched together 2 sets of block incorrectly 3 times. When it finally was all finished I realized that I had forgotten a block all together and had to take it apart yet again! ARRRRGH, but I must say in my defense, it did not end up on the unfinished projects pile. I fixed it and mailed it off. Can't even look at the thing anymore!

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  33. My oldest UFO is an English Paper pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. It is my travel quilt. I have a zippered bag with all the little paper hexies and fabric that I take with me when I travel. I have been working on this quilt for about 6 years. It is the size of a large lap quilt now.
    thanks for the generous giveaway.

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  34. My oldest project which is not actually my oldest but the fabric is the oldest. I won some vintage hexagons in an ebay auction years ago and I still have to put them together.

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  35. I was really terrified of rotary cutters when I first used one...it was dumb, but I am clutsy so...I would use scissors then get mad because the cuts weren't straight. It wasn't til I nicked myself slightly that I got ok with my rotary...now scissors annoy me :)

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  36. My mom, grandma and I have our birthdays three days in a row. So we've always shared a special birthday celebration of some sort. One year I decided to make a set of quilts for us, using the same fabrics and shapes but a different layout for each of them. I did finish & deliver the two for them, but the one for me is still just a top, even though it's been about 6 years!

    ~ meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns@gmail.com

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  37. and I am a follower :-)

    ~ meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns@gmail.com

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  38. I'm a follower and love your blog!

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  39. My dream project would be a king size double-wedding ring quilt! I have a UFO from 1997 sitting in a basket. Someday!

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  40. I'd love to win a gift certificate to Green Fairy Quilts - I'm a grateful customer. I'm a fairly new quilter and most of my projects are UFOs. The ones I've completed are already given away. I have a Christmas log cabin quilt that I paper-pieced about 4 years ago, & the paper is still on the back. Maybe one day... Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. I have unfinished projects from back when I was in high school, my problem is I get new ideas faster than I can produce them so I start a new project before I finish the last one.

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  42. I sewed my finger. Yeah, it doesn't get much dumber than that...

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  43. Oh I would love this prize, love the Green Fairy. I hand quilt(for years) - at quilt guild I couldn't thread my needle for a demo!
    Karen

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  44. My oldest UFO would be 7 or 8 years old. And in fact there may even be older ones lurking around my quilting room but they're too buried to find.

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  45. My oldest UFO is Dan's quilt. It just needs to be quilted. I started it in 1994 or 5. It's all bound, just needs to be quilted.

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  46. My dream project would be to make a king size cathedral window quilt!! Stunning!!

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  47. My oldest UFO is about 1 year so not too bad!

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  48. i love the list of oopses. we all have them. i have a tendency to not baste enough so that the backing gets all wonky and caught up in itself when i'm quilting. lovely.

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  49. just added you to my google reader

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  50. Most embarrassing was sewing my binding on backwards.

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  51. A highlight for me was when a designer friend asked to use my version of her design for the cover of her pattern. At least one of my quilts was a Cover Girl:) Merry Christmas to you!

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  52. I have a triple Irish Chain from about 10 years ago that STILL isn't quilted.. it is from the first time I started quilting, and back then I thought more batting and fatter batting was better.. Yeah.. NOT! It isn't basted well, so I have to take out the little bit of quilting that I DID do, and fix it.. someday.

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  53. It took me 18 years to get my first quilt quilted. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  54. What a great giveaway! I added your blog to my google reader! I'm totally guilty of those dork things too. The most recent was trying to iron clear vinyl. It was kind of wrinkled so I thought id iron it just a little bit (through paper of course) sadly I did the whole yardage and it completely warped! Never to be flat again!

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  55. My most embarrassing quilting moment - has to be recently, when I FMQed a t shirt quilt and the backing somehow got tucked underneath, so I had to take out all the stitches.... luckily I didn't get too far so it didn't take too long to fix!

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  56. How about cutting your finger with your rotary cutter bad enough to warrant stitches...and the next day knocking your open rotary cutter to the floor, resulting in stitches on your toe? LOL
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Toni
    www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

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  57. I follow your blog!
    Toni
    www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

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  58. I'm a new follower, thought I was already following. Do you have an RSS feed?

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  59. What the heck is a UFO? I am seeing this on many blogs! Most embarrasing?............I have sewn many things backwards and wrong sides together!

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  60. Oldest UFO is five years old
    rhaun@clear.net

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  61. Hi there,
    Girlfriend, sewing the back wrongly while quilting is nothing.. how about sewing the quilt to your sleeve? Spilling some martini on your soon to be delivered commission quilt? Don't get me started!

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  62. My oldest UFO is a denim quilt I started saving jeans for back in high school. I'm 29 now! I finally started cutting the jeans apart this week. ;)

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  63. I follow you via the quilterblogs.com RSS feed!

    Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  64. I was doing hand embroidery and managed to do beautiful embroidery stitches, through the appropriate fabric AND my skirt. Darn! wasnt as neat when I re-embroidered the work.

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  65. My oldest UFO would be my cat quilt. The cats were black and white on a gray background. I had run out of the gray background and the quilt was on hold. Almost 6 months later, the material was located. Then, I had fallen down the hill on the way to the mailbox and fell and broke my right wrist. Again, the quilt was put on hold. When I finally finished the cat quilt, I entered the fair and the quilt took lst place. I saw the ribbon and both my husband and myself were so touched we both cried like babies. Thank you for the chance to win such a great gift.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  66. My dreamproject is a quilt, totally handmade, for our two-persons bed. I'm started to make it, it's going to be a Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. But there are so many little projects I like, I think it will take a few years until we can sleep under our own SBSquilt....
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anja.

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  67. I'm a follower of this wonderful blog

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  68. Oldest UFO, 10 years. I started when we first moved into this house. Then we did some remodeling and it was lost, packed up somewhere in the basement. Just this past fall, I went through some stuff in the basement and found it!!! Now, to get that baby finished.

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  69. Once I finished a baby quilt right down to the binding and only after taking a photo noticed that one entire section of the quilt was upside down! It ruined the effect of the pattern, so about half the quilt had to have the binding taken off, the quilting removed, the section reversed and all put back together! How could I have not noticed that when I was doing the quilting and binding? Embarassing to sometimes be that clueless!

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  70. A few years after learning to quilt, I made my sister a quilt. When she opened up the package and turned it around to read the label, we noticed I spelled our last name wrong. Very embarrassing to say the least. I must have been so excited to finish it, I lost my mind. ;->

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  71. My oldest UFO is multiple UFO's from 2000! Dozens of block sets for dozens of quilts all part of many online block swaps. I have Patriotic, 30's samplers, Civil War friendship blocks, etc, etc. Slowly I have been using and putting them together. I figure it will take several years to complete them. Of course I have to have new project in between! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  72. My oldest UFO is a map of the USA made using English Paper Piecing that was supposed to go on the back of a jacket in 1987. Upper Michigan and several New England states are missing. I have plans to put it on the back of my USA block quilt which I started in 2010 (also a UFO - about 1/2 done).

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  73. I am a new follower! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  74. Hmmm... original post disappeared! Round 2- Most embarrassing quilty moment- I was trying to hurry and finish a quilt I was making as a wedding present. First, sewed my finger. Bled on quilt. Replaced bled on block. Next, quilt was sewed on point. Sewed strip on wrong. Had to take out a seam that was something like 15ft. long. Last straw- hubby had lit a candle. Got frustrated with quilt, and moved it without thinking. Burned a hole straight through the middle of the quilt. Had to take out all the seams and replace the entire middle. It is now done and looks great, but I am sooooo happy not to have to look at it everyday anymore!! Oldest UFO: 21 years old. Started a huge needlepoint when I was 4 years old. I'm now 25. Only about 1/3 done. Although, there is also the latch hook my mom gave me... from the 1970's. Does a double team UFO count?

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  75. My oldest UFO is only 3 years old. A picnic quilt I started for myself. Maybe by picnic season 2012.

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  76. green fairy quilts is fabulous! thanks for the chance!

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  77. My oldest UFO is one of my Mom's that I inherited...does that count? That one probably got started about 7 years ago. The oldest one of my own is probably five years old--but it's on my 2012 list to be finished!

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  78. And I'm a new follower...enjoyed your blog!
    Sandy www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

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  79. I am a new follower but have read your blog. My dream project is a queen size dresdan plate in blue and white.. My oldest UFO is a garden quilt from an Eleanor Burns pattern. i would love to finish that someday..
    Thank you for the great giveaway

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  80. I have a bunch of newish UFOs because I really only started quilting this past summer...My first quilt, I sewed the quilt sammich to itself and didn't notice (the corner was tucked under) until I had done it in, not one, but two rows of straight line quilting.

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  81. My dream project is to make the quilt pockett of posies. And since a couple of days there is another one. Buildings houses from scrapes. A project started in The Netherlands by Jeanneke.
    Make every day a little hous block 3inch by size so at the end f the year 2012 you have 366 houses.
    Greetings Willeke from Holland.

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  82. I am a seasoned quilter and have many completed projects, many in the works and multitudes in my mind! thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous gift!
    Merry Christmas!

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  83. I will tell you about the first quilt I ever made (7yrs ago) while pregnant with my daughter, she has loved this quilt so much part of the borders are gone and it's in shreds! she loves it though- I love it too, and I HAVE patched it up before, but it's pointless now

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  84. My oldest UFO is now finished. I started a Cathedral Window quilt when I was 17..in 1977! I had all this ambition to make it a huge bed size quilt to hang to the floor. And I wanted to use scraps from as far back as I could find in my mother's scrap trunk..some of them dated to before I was born. I worked on it for 2 or 3 years and then put it away. It was about 15 inches wide by 90 inches long. I recently pulled it out and decided to finish the current row and the edges and make it a mantle cover..it looks nice there and I am glad to get to look at it every day.

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  85. Hm. My grandmother made beautiful quilts. I'm following in her footsteps. If only my quilts were as beautiful as hers. That would be wonderful.

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  86. My oldest UFO is from 1991. It was my first quilting class--all by hand, complete with hand traced and cut templates. Ugh! Mauve, blue, and green vomit! I really need to just throw it out. ah ha! I'll donate the finished squares to my friend whose church makes quilts to end overseas. Yes! Get it off the continent! HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

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  87. I think most of us have been there. My worst was finishing a large quilt that I gave away for a raffle. It was beautiful and I realize that I had one block that totally didn't belong. My quilt club told me no one who doesn't quilt would see it. The first question by the person I gave it to was what is the significance of that one odd ball block!

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  88. Yep...I have a Juki which is super fast. Faster than my fingers apparently because it's run me through twice now. The cool thing is...it's so strong and fast that it just barely hurt...until hours later that is. Having several piercings, thought about quick getting a hoop for my finger but since it was the pointer...opted out. :)

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  89. My dream project, which I will be undertaking this year, is a quilt for a wedding present.

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  90. My dream project is going to be undertaking a queen-sized quilt I get to keep myself. Having only done little art quilts (hand done, took a year!) this seems a huge area to have to sew...

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  91. I admit I have never sewn through my finger but all the rest I have done but wouldn't admit to. ALthough I haven't thought to thread embroidery floss through my machine - inspired idea if it would work!!
    Sewing sleeves in backwards is my main problem. I can't ever seem to get them right.

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  92. The most embarrassing thing I do sometimes is forget I have an extra piece of fabric laying underneath the fabric and cut them both when I shouldn't.

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  93. My oldest UFO was the reason I started quilting in the first place. Can't believe it's still in pieces. I started it in the early 80s. It's a candlewick block quilt. Pattern and some supplies are lost. I have seven or eight blocks. Maybe this year.

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  94. Here are some helpful hints for every level of quilter:
    1. Do not iron Wonder Under to your iron!
    2. (worse) Do not iron Wonder Under to your ironing board!
    Ask me how I know. LOL

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  95. My daughter just became engaged! So my dream project is to make a quilt for their wedding!

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  96. Yeah I have done that sew the finger thing too, more than once I might add.I am also very good at loosing pieces of my fingers to the rotory cutter. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. The most embarassing things I do - sewing my fingers to my quilt when handquilting, or to whatever I'm wearing, or get it so tangled up that sew parts of the quilt together. Resewing a block or parts of it over and over and over, well isn't that normal? Thanks for the chance to win the lovely prize.

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  98. I knowingly used a crappy fabric for the binding on a quilt. Now, a few years later, I'm currently 1/3 done ripping the binding off a twin sized quilt so I can put a proper binding on because it's worn through. What possessed me to skimp on the binding???

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  99. my oldest UFO is a quilt that I designed about 10 years ago, I bought all the fabric for it and am just now starting to work on it.

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  100. My dream project is designing a unique quilt for myself and about 15 other loved ones. Maybe some day I will have time. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  101. Gorgeous fabric! I am such a novice quilter...I need to learn how to sew on binding!

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  102. Nice to hear none of us are perfect - have had a few "oops" quilting moments - probably the worst is hitting my finger with the machine needle - no serious damage - but a bit of blood for sure - doh! (BTW - have heard and tried - when you "bleed" on any fabric - first place some of your "spit" on it - sounds gross but there's some enzyme in our saliva I've heard that works best as 1st thing to dab on your OWN blood!!) Great giveaway - thanks!

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  103. I love following Judi. She is an amazing quilter.

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  104. I'm a follower, You sound like me. Sigh So sorry.

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  105. I have a pair of pants that I'm replacing the zipper. My DIL asked me to do it when they moved away for residency. Yea, that was 3 years ago and they have now moved here and gone into practice. The pants recently surfaced but I don't know where the zipper is. Thanks for the giveaway. I like Green Fairy Quilts.

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  106. My oldest UFO was 32 years old. I finally finished it this year. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  107. I am a sometimes quilter. In the last 35 years I made two quilts, one as a newlywed and one when my daughter went into high school. I am now working on two quilts! A quilt to replace the first on and a rag quilt for my newly we'd daughter and husband. That first quilt is done in early 70's colors that was out of fashion within 4 years and hid under our bedspread until it became fashionable again in the last few years. That first quilt was made of a mix of polyester and cotton so it has faded unevenly, the polyester was that first type that was so cuddly! Not. At least the backing was cotton! The rest of my sewing has been garment and home dec. I've made dresses, jackets and my daughters wedding dress. I'm ready for a respite by doing a few quilts. I'd love to win your give away.

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  108. I just found an old UFO in a closet from 15 years ago! Maybe I'll finish it!

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  109. LOL! I have done all of the above! Thought I was going to loose the nail on my forefinger once after driving the machine needle through it. Youch! I also cut out a bag from fabric that had huge raindrops on it. Only problem was, when I I got the thing together the raindrop were upside down. Oh well!

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  110. My oldest UFO was 10 years in the making and it was a queen size star quilt. My most embarassing quilty moment was when I was showing my adult cousins how to quilt and I ran the needle through my finger.

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  111. Thanks for the giveaways. UFO: Oldest probably a dress that I cut out for myself 15?!years ago, and never finished. Now all the big ruffles are too out of style to finish it......

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  112. Something interesting about me? I love to pick up strange things along side the road. This week I picked up two loaves of "new" bread. No, I didn't eat them, but my son loved tearing them and feeding the birds. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  113. I'm working on a pretty old UFO at the moment. It is the quilt that doesn't want to be made. When I started I cut the strips crooked and set it aside. 10 years later, I decided to try a stack and whack by adding more fabric to the original. I couldn't figure out how to do it and set it aside. Now I'm trying to assemble it for a gift. One block is too small, I didn't have enough (15 year old fabric) for the intermediate blocks... except that I found an extra yard after I pieced it with a funky substitute. Now it is 1 inch too wide for the backing so I have to figure out how to piece that. I can't wait to see how it rebels when I try tying it. I'm not even going to try any FMQ on this one!

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  114. I really want to make a sting quilt someday!

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  115. My very first quilt was made during a blizzard in early 1996- it is still unfinished! HA! How's that for embarrassing?

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  116. Meanwhile, I am following you now. ;-)

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  117. I'm sort of a newbie so I would love to make a quilt one day with some beautiful applique work!

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  118. After reading what you said I had to follow your blog. Anyone that can laugh at themselves like that must be fun to hang out with.

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  119. Most embarassing was during a class I sewed through the edge of my finger. Luckily no blood on the material. Guess I can really move fast when the need arises.

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  120. I don't tend to embarrass easily so I often blunder in where angels fear to tread. The sad part is that days later I get that sinking feeling of "oh my goodness did I really do that?" My one claim to fame is that I don't have a UFO for every year of my age (I'm 65) but I'm pretty darn close! blessings, marlene

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  121. My embarassing moment came this past fall. We were camping in the Smoky Mountains and sitting around the campfire. I was taking stitches out of a charity quilt I was working on for our guild. Next thing I know I smell something and realize a spark had hit the quilt top and batting. It was smoking and on fire in a couple of places along the edge so we quickly put the fire out. I only had to replace a few pieces of fabric and cut it smaller and it was
    OK. Whoever it goes to will never know the story but it is one I won't soon forget.
    Merry Christmas!
    Stash Away, Stash Away, Stash All!!

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  122. I have to say you have the most interesting post of the hop :) I loved it, you gained a follower for sure! Thank you for the stories!!

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  123. I don't really have a funny story about quilting, I haven't done it enough yet. I did loom knit a hat that was was two times too big for my boyfriend lol I was trying to keep it a secret, so I didn't "try" it on his head before finishing it lol Thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  124. I guess my moment was when I appliqued my block to my finger....it was just hanging on to the skin.

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  125. Hi Jen; its been ages since I saw you...thanks for this giveaway. My guilty moment...there are too many to mention...lol. I was trying to learn FMQ with my new machine....was going right to town; I thought. when I realized the needle had fallen out. Not a happy moment...I couldn't imagine what the heck happened!!!! Apparently the quilt was rubbing against the screw that holds the needle in...anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  126. Hello! Thanks for a great giveaway! I'm already a follower! Happy Holidays! :)

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  127. I would love to do an art quilt. I am a newbie though and the thought of cutting up all that gorgeous fabric and maybe messing it up totally, just scares me to death.

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  128. I'm a follower, what a great giveaway!

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  129. I was working on my Orca Bay Mystery quilt strings last night and sewed several doubled up.....come on seam ripper! Great giveaway!

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  130. My oldest UFO is 5 years now. My mom and I were working on it when I went home to take care of her as she went thru chemo.. she passed and I never finished the quilt

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  131. My most embarrising quilting moment was trying to quilt my very first quilt. I didn't know you needed to pin the front and back together before quilting so I had lots and lots of puckers on the back by the time I looked. Thanks for the great giveaway offer. : )

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  132. I am a follower, and want to thank you once again for another chance to enter your wonderful giveaway.

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  133. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  134. I, too have sewn my finger, made the same block incorrectly 3 times (then threw it across the room, picked it up, cut it to shreds). You are not alone.

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  135. worst moment in quilting for me was when i was finishing a quilt that had taken me months to do and i got it folded over at the back without realising and stitched the whole thing together in one big knot! it took forever to sort out!

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  136. I am a new quilter and I am proud to report that I made 3 quilts this year! I have 2 more under construction, I have had many embarrassing moments, learning how to FMQ and asking dumb questions at Quilt guild, but I am learning! I would love to win your jelly roll! Thanks

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  137. My next project is a Bottled Rainbow quilt. I can't wait!

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  138. Hey Jenn I don't know if this counts but my oldest unfinished thingie is a Paula Vaughn cross stich project that I started I know 12 or more years ago. It's called Friendship Quilts. It's one of those leaflets that folded out four pages. I have it all done but the backstitching. Merry Christmas and Thanks:)

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  139. I follow you and have for quit awile.

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  140. Interesting you live in Cali. in that my oldest UFO is a Road to Cali. quilt. Hope to start back working on it this coming year. would love to pick one of the giveaways. Thank you.

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  141. i have a ufo stashed from back in the day, for a bff who adores cats. i had seen a postcard-sized picture of a quilt with six different cat poses in different sized frames and thought, 'aha, i can make that' ... and drew them out on ds fusible, cut backgrounds to contrast and fit , fused the cats and started zigzaggin those cats down. three done ... ahhh, they'll be o.k.! the fourth, unnoticed cross eyes. pucker in the body back. ripped. head crooked. ripped. tail tacked to the outer edge of the background. ripped. cross eye ripped, but seam ripper holed the head. rolled whole works; back in the bin. dug it out last winter, rolled it back up again. out of sight, out of mind.

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  142. My worst quilting moment was when I realized I had sewed the entire thing and the machine had been having tension problems (top thread wasn't interlocking)! I had to undo the whole thing. I guess I was paying more attention to the TV than the quilt. At least it was a baby quilt!

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  143. How about that - I would love all those things! *grin*
    My oldest UFO is actually the first few quilt blocks I learned on. They're not terrible; I've just had other more pressing projects since then. Well, unless you count the age of the top - I have an antique top from the late 1800s. Should I say my oldest UFO is 130 years old? *grin*
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  144. I'm also a follower now ~
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  145. My quilty dream is to make, completely by hand, a quilt for each of the members of my family. That's my own little family, my parents, and my sister and her prince charming. That's 8 quilts in all. To date, the only bed-sized quilt I've made was for a doll so I've got big dreams, indeed! :)

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

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  146. at the top of my wish list to make is a quilt for my bed.... but things for my daughter and other projects keep bumping it down my list :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  147. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  148. I would love to make a catherdral window - that is one of those one day projects

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  149. I just finished my oldest UFO quilt, and donated it to the Linus project. It was so old it wasn't my style anymore, plus it was my first time trying to match fabrics for a quilt... and I don't think I was that good at it back then!

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  150. New follower via RSS feed! Thanks for the chance to win, I really want that Good Fortune layer cake!

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  151. My dream quilt is a king size Hawaiian quilt. It would be hard picking but I think I would go with the Good Fortune. Thank you

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  152. Being a new quilter since July 2010, I'd have to say my first 3 attempts, which are now on the "Wall of Shame" (hubby says, "No matter, YOU made them, we love them" *blushing* anyways) I had no idea what "dropping the feed dogs" meant, other than going to feed my dogs and what the heck did that have to do w/FMQ?! So, you can imagine what my FMQ on those 3 wall hangings looks like! LOL!

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  153. I too have sewn a block wrong three times in a row, but my biggest thing is that even with a 1/4 inch seam foot or guide my seams always come out too big. This means my blocks always turn out small. I've learned to live with it on my own quilts and cut big then square my blocks when doing swaps. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  154. I am a new follower. Thanks for the second chance to win.

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  155. One of my most embarassing quilty moment is that I was cutting my charms for a swap and I cut them all to 4 3/4" instead of 5". Grrrr. I had a "quilt emergency" and had to run to the quilt shop and pay through the nose to get more fabric. Guess I know what the border of that charm square swap quilt will be. Tee hee.

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  156. My oldest WIP is my first quilting class. I still haven't finished the quilt from the class! I was too excited to move on to something else!

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  157. My dream project is the Jane Stickle quilt that I'm trying to finish. Thanks for the chance!

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  158. My oldest UFO is this quilt I started making junior year of high school (I'm now a junior in college). I was one of those simple pieced ones with the hexagon surrounded by triangles, looked like a flower. I got the two pieces done, had the awesome idea to applique them on a background with "stems" and "pots" and make a flower garden. And then proceeded to store it and go back every year to sew another few pieces together and then promptly get distracted. -sigh-
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kessilari (at) gmail (dot)com

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  159. My dream project is a double wedding ring quilt, one that would fit a queen size bed!

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  160. My oldest UFO was a quilt I started when I was expecting my 26 year old son. Just this summer I actually finished it and turned it into a picnic quilt since it was SO faded from the sun on one side from hanging on a quilt rack. Anyway, it's finished!

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  161. Most embarassing "quality" moment!?
    Well - just yesterday - I found out - late last night - after wearing my black pants all day long - with my tan dainties - that - much to my surprise - there was a hole in the back seam of my pants! AUGH! I had a busy day yesterday - and began to wonder where did I go and did it show? did I bend over in front of anyone? AUGHR!
    today - I confessed my woe's at my weekly "ole lady' quilt meeting (my 93 year old friends home) ... and Carol said - Oh - it's just your polka dot showing. Ha ha the jokes on me. Never heard it called that before. Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself.
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd@gulftel.com

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  162. I seem to applique my background folded back underneath a lot. Very frustrating

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  163. My dream project is pinwheels quilt. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  164. New follower on GFC, The Sleepy Dreamer
    lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com

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  165. First of all, I'm a new follower! WOOHOO! :0)

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  166. Well, I think I will tell you about my oldest UFO, which you can see on my blog right now. Actually there are two of them that are on there....and they are from 1994 and 1995. I would say that is OLD. LOL They are both from bee exchanges. I was just a brand new quilter at the time, but was so hungry to learn everything I could about quilting. I would sign up for exchanges so I could learn different blocks, etc. The problem was that I had no clue how to quilt - just piece. Soooo I ended up with a bazillion and one quilt blocks, but not one completed quilt. LOL So fast forward about 17 years - they are now FINALLY quilts. One is a Christmas quilt and one is made from the tree block. I love them both and love the memories that I have when I look at them.

    Thank you for such a WONDERFUL giveaway! I hope I win! ;0)

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  167. What a nice prize. I've been quilting for almost 30 years and still learn new stuff every day. I love needleturn applique and this year tried English Paper piecing (which I love) and worked on my foundation piecing skills (which still stump me every time I start).

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  168. I am a follower - Thanks for the chance to win!

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  169. My oldest UFO is a Christmas tree skirt that is pieced but not quilted. There isn't even the cut to the center to allow the skirt to wrap around the trunk. BUT, do I let that stop me from using it? NO! I just sqwunch it around the tree, tuck under the unfinshed edges and pile on the presents where needed. It looks great... OK, not great, but it looks good!!!! Thanks for the chance to win - it would be so fun to pick out some fabric!

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  170. My oldest UFO is the first quilt I ever made. I made it for my grandmother but before I finished she gave a present I had made for her the year before to my step-father for Christmas! I decided to not give her the quilt - so it is still basted waiting to be finished.
    Thank-you for the chance to win!
    kario66@hotmail.com

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  171. I recently finished a UFO - it was a Quilt in a Day I started over 20 years ago! lol

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  172. I am just beginning in quilting. My dream project is to make a chevron quilt for our king sized bed. Might as well dream big!

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  173. "Tell me about your most embarrassing Quilty moment" I have not only sewn my quilt to my CLOTHES as I was sewing while watching tv, but I ACTUALLY sewed my FINGER to my quilt!! TRUE! The needle went right under the skin! Didn't really hurt, but felt SO weird! LOL


    Thanks for the chance to win!! :-)

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  174. I am a new Follower!! Wow!! What a wonderful prize!! Crossing my fingers! :-)

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  175. My oldest UFO is a table runner. A table runner! Gosh, why can't I just finish it??!!

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  176. You made me laugh, I've done almost everything you listed except the sewn finger and the embroidery thread. My biggest problem is not knowing how much I need to cut or what sizes, I should just do the math, but I don't like it, so I cut and cut down and end up with so many extra pieces and fabric.

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  177. My dream project would be to make a king sized quilt for our bed. Maybe someday! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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