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Thread: 2013 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    Knitette, what a cute quilt. Seeing reminded me of 1 have that just needs the binding & that my daughter told me years ago that she wanted. Maybe I better do that & get at least 1 UFO on the table for January
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    Wildyard -

    I hear you on the "pacing". I, too, am disabled and must pace myself. I try not to promise anything to anyone (although I did finish a few Christmas gifts...just made the deadline by a cat's whisker). I currently have 3 UFOs. One is 20+ years old! I started a double irish only to discover, after the quilt was 3/4 pieced, that the tension (or something) on my old machine was not working correctly and my seams are coming undone! I went through and pinned everywhere it was loose, but trying to stitch those areas is really difficult as they are tiny and not easy to get under the presser foot cleanly. So I promptly put it away until i could come up with a solution (short of ripping the ENTIRE thing!). Any good ideas on how to "fix" my UFO? I am open to any and all suggestions! My second and third quilts were ideas I had that got started and put on a back burner to work on Christmas pressies. I now also have material for a fourth quilt (although it isn't a UFO because I haven't started it yet). I also promised two pillows to relatives that I have not completed, (or even started for that matter). I have been having a "rough patch" since the new year and haven't been on the sewing machine at all! Boy, do I miss it! Hope my body cooperates soon...I'm going into withdrawal!



    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    An excellent point bigbrownowl!!! We know ourselves and it's important not to set our goals as to be self-defeating or discouraging.
    Another example in myself: I don't set any deadlines at all, as being handicapped, I have to listen to the demands of my body and would find a deadline stressful. I apply that to all my quilting, not just UFOs. I will happily make a quilt for someone's birthday, as long as they understand there is no gurantee WHICH birthday they might get it. LOL. Or which month it might arrive all finished. If I promised something by a certain date, I know I would do all I could to meet that goal and hurt myself in the doing.
    So make your goals gentle on yourself!!! Be kind, and allow lots of room for new beginnings and fun projects also.

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    Just finished binding the Winding Ways UFO this morning. Its now in the wash and I will take pictures and post tomorrow. Ding Ding!!! I was SO GLAD to get this thing finished - every time I looked at it I felt guilty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jusmom01 View Post
    Wildyard -

    I hear you on the "pacing". I, too, am disabled and must pace myself. I try not to promise anything to anyone (although I did finish a few Christmas gifts...just made the deadline by a cat's whisker). I currently have 3 UFOs. One is 20+ years old! I started a double irish only to discover, after the quilt was 3/4 pieced, that the tension (or something) on my old machine was not working correctly and my seams are coming undone! I went through and pinned everywhere it was loose, but trying to stitch those areas is really difficult as they are tiny and not easy to get under the presser foot cleanly. So I promptly put it away until i could come up with a solution (short of ripping the ENTIRE thing!). Any good ideas on how to "fix" my UFO? I am open to any and all suggestions! My second and third quilts were ideas I had that got started and put on a back burner to work on Christmas pressies. I now also have material for a fourth quilt (although it isn't a UFO because I haven't started it yet). I also promised two pillows to relatives that I have not completed, (or even started for that matter). I have been having a "rough patch" since the new year and haven't been on the sewing machine at all! Boy, do I miss it! Hope my body cooperates soon...I'm going into withdrawal!
    If the quilt lends itself to this, try doing a meandering stitch over all the loose seams.

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    Knitette I love your snowmen quilt! The snow are beyond cute and I really like how you quilted it.

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    Great finishes ladies! I should be able to get to one of my UFOs next week after I finish my swap blocks...more than half way done with those.

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    Here is my first finished UFO, "Oh My Stars" for 2013. This is a round robin done with my DD last fall. I wanted it to be BRIGHT and it certainly turned out that way. I quilted it in variegated thread and did a decorative stitch on the binding.Name:  IMG_0907.jpg
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Size:  176.8 KBI had other fabric for the back, but found this cheater cloth and felt it was perfect. Name:  IMG_0908.jpg
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    Wow gramajo. What a find. That cheater looks perfect!
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    Ring, ring, ring went the bell!! WTG with the finishes. I'll be joining you soon with another one, maybe by tomorrow!! Just have to give it a haircut and trim and take it's photo. Smilesssss........ Love the adorable snowman family and the bright stars. Good job everyone!!
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asimplelife View Post
    Knitette I love your snowmen quilt! The snow are beyond cute and I really like how you quilted it.
    Thank you! I'm fairly new to quilting so still on that curve, lol.

    Granmajo - love your quilt! What a find with that cheater cloth.
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