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Thread: How many UFO's?

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    I have started a number of projects..... a conversation about me walking to the gas station in the dark came up with the sarcasm of being kidnapped to a sweat shop to teach me to sew.... well it got to the point where I was told me someone would teach me how to sew. I retorted of course that i do know how.

    You know what her next stament was?

    "Oh, well they'll teach you how to finish stuff. Can you tell me the number of how many things you've finished?"

    I had no way to answer this, considering i havent finished anything! But im going to this month, i have a doll quilt to do! ;)

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    I'm on the down hill stretch of a 2 year old UFO. I'll be so happy to have it DONE. Getting them done is a great feeling:) Come on lets get 'em done!!

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    who's she... the UFO police? Are you happy and having fun with your projects? That's really all that matters!!!


    People need to learn to keep their opinions to themselves - and we need to learn to tell them that their opinion is not appreciated.

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    My guild recently had a UFO challenge with the idea of actually completing UFOs. I committed to identifying how many I had. Committing to actually finishing something was too long of a stretch! I identified 17 UFOs in my stash pretty quickly and had enough time to finish something by the challenge deadline; which I did. I was so happy that I started something else so still at 17!

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    Too many to mention :cry:

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    I hafta count-??? ;)

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    I am only doing a king size quilt at the moment.

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    way to many i actualy think i have loast a few cant find a top i have to take pics off better find it soon.

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    When we moved and I unpacked my sewing room I found three more that I need to finish so I'm up to 9 ufo's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew
    My guild recently had a UFO challenge with the idea of actually completing UFOs. I committed to identifying how many I had. Committing to actually finishing something was too long of a stretch! I identified 17 UFOs in my stash pretty quickly and had enough time to finish something by the challenge deadline; which I did. I was so happy that I started something else so still at 17!
    LOL that you're still at 17, but congrats on finishing 1 UFO. :thumbup:

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    Too many to even think about counting :lol: :lol:

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    I have really never counted mine but I know I have two of the largest Rubbermaid containers full of completed tops (most folded together with backs) ready to quilt. I also have another large tub of completed blocks and numerous shoe boxes with some completed blocks, the rest of the fabric and the pattern. I refuse to feel guilty about them and my goal since I recently retired is to finish one a month. Eventually I will empty those bins. Right now, I have 10 completed quilts that I have finished this year and #11 is ready for pinning.

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    Sorry for the double post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharBear
    who's she... the UFO police? Are you happy and having fun with your projects? That's really all that matters!!!


    People need to learn to keep their opinions to themselves - and we need to learn to tell them that their opinion is not appreciated.
    Hear, Hear! I absolutely agree-I have four summer dresses that are already to be sewn, they have been in the ufo pile two summers now. I only have a couple quilt projects that are in progress and that is mainly because I get bored w/ the process so i start something new lol Boy have I changed since seriously getting back into quilting. I did but myself on a no buy this pass summer and that forced me to use up some of what i had on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    I hafta count-??? ;)
    lol yeah you do ;) i suck at cutting, anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi
    Quote Originally Posted by SharBear
    who's she... the UFO police? Are you happy and having fun with your projects? That's really all that matters!!!


    People need to learn to keep their opinions to themselves - and we need to learn to tell them that their opinion is not appreciated.
    Hear, Hear! I absolutely agree-I have four summer dresses that are already to be sewn, they have been in the ufo pile two summers now. I only have a couple quilt projects that are in progress and that is mainly because I get bored w/ the process so i start something new lol Boy have I changed since seriously getting back into quilting. I did but myself on a no buy this pass summer and that forced me to use up some of what i had on hand.
    LOL this makes me laugh!

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    I tried the no buy thing also but I keep buying from QB members. I need to stay away from those listings or I'll never get the number of ufo's down. I also have several aprons I've been working on since last Christmas.

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    UFO's drive me nuts can't have more than one going at a time, until they are Finished. I can't wait to finish one project so I can start a new one..but still work on it until it's finished. I may buy fabric for more than one
    quilt, then chose which to work one first.. I even make up several quilt kits ,all cut out,that way when I'm finished with one I have the other ready to start sewing on..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharBear
    who's she... the UFO police? Are you happy and having fun with your projects? That's really all that matters!!!


    People need to learn to keep their opinions to themselves - and we need to learn to tell them that their opinion is not appreciated.
    WOOOAAA!!!
    Cease Fire!! Cease Fire!!!

    And yes I am the UFO police!!! Sticking my tounge out!

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    How many UFOs? - Too many! And tonight I started another one. Well, I'm almost finished with two quilts and need a take along project for when I visit my parents, which I'll be doing this weekend. So maybe I'll get a pass on this one. :)

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    I have about 15, I think. At the beginning of this year I signed up for a UFO challenge, and it's inspired me to finish 4 or 5 projects. The only problem is that I started a further three. :oops:

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    I joined my guild two years ago. To date I have finished one top for a charity quilt because I said I would. I have two tops requiring borders. I have table topper ready to handquilt.

    At this time I am honing my rotary cutter skills. My seam allowances have gotten better since I purchased the 1/4" foot for my 301. I am also working on lining up my seams. Then it will be time to master borders and finishing my projects.

    I jumped into quilting with both feet, the same way I do everything. Then reality hit and I knew it did not matter how many quilts the others completed, I had start at the beginning and learn one skill at a time. I am making progress.

    I have no UFO's, only WIP's. By the way, I am very good at buying fabric -- the most important skill was the first learned. My stash is coming along nicely.

    Quilting like everything else worth doing is a journey.

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    [quote=Aurora] By the way, I am very good at buying fabric -- the most important skill was the first learned. My stash is coming along nicely.

    lol :D

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    Way to many. Put I will get them done over the winter.

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    Not enough fingers and toes!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    I hafta count-??? ;)

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