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Thread: UFO Challenge of the Month 2011

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    By popular demand, here is the official thread for the UFO Challenge of the Month 2011!

    The way it works: anyone can be a member and there are no penalties if you're busy one month. Try to finish one UFO each month. Once it's finished, post a picture and description here. We'll ooh and ahh. Try to finish another one next month.

    This can also work if you need ideas for how to finish yours or encouragement. I want this to be an area where we can support each other in getting through our UFOs for 2011.

    A few rules/guidelines for the challenge (partially copied from Patrice's previous rules, so I'm not plagiarizing :D) :

    "Finished" means all the way done and ready to use. If you give it away or trade it away, it counts since you're finished with it!

    SWAPPING is NOT part of this challenge. If members want to trade between themselves that's just fine. I mean only that it isn't a part of this and should be done separately between individuals.

    And the way I differentiate a UFO with a WIP - a UFO is something that you put down awhile ago and don't feel a strong desire to pick up again since there are more exciting things to do. So pretty much any of those projects that you put into your closet and forgot about qualify.

    So everyone's challenge/goal: 1 UFO completed by January 31, 2011. Good luck! Here's wishing all of us good luck and LOTS of energy in 2011!

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    I think I'll try to play! Maybe! :oops:

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    I am going to give it a shot. I really need to clean out the box in my closet.

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    I'm in---I have over 40 to finish!

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    I will play.... I have a few sitting around her (ok, maybe more than a few!)

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    What's interesting is that my 2010 goal was to finish 12 UFOs. I think I did 5 (which I'm very impressed with). And then I started stash busting. I made a bunch of tops, which are now in the WIP/UFO section on my closet. But the stash is a little slimmer now. Heh, now I just need a long arm. I'll have my UFOs done in no time!

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    I'm willing to play. Maybe a can finish a few.

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    Okay I am in. My new years resolution for 2011 is already stated that I will not start on a new quilting project until I have finished all of my UFO or WIP. Since I have more of those then I think I can finish in a year this resolution is only good for 2011. By doing this challenge maybe it will help get more of them done.

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    One question, while I decide if I am in for this one. Does it count as a UFO if you simply bought fabrics for a project but never actually started it? If not - I don't think I have enough UFO's to get through the year. I may play anyway - but am still curious if these projects count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftyone27
    One question, while I decide if I am in for this one. Does it count as a UFO if you simply bought fabrics for a project but never actually started it? If not - I don't think I have enough UFO's to get through the year. I may play anyway - but am still curious if these projects count.
    I dunno, good question... I'm inclined to say no, only because then I think I've tripled my UFOs. IMO, UFO is something that is actually started. Either you were cutting, or you're halfway through piecing, or you just need to add the dang borders (those are most of mine, lol).

    Still play! Even if you don't have 12 started (which, wow, I'm impressed!), finish whatever's started and then work on those. We won't disqualify you. I really want this to be a fun way to work through projects that aren't finished, rather than like the BOMs where you get penalized for not finishing them, ya know? Happy encouragement, not punishment :D

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