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Thread: UFO Challenge

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    The live chat has just been discussing giving ourselves a deadline to pick one of our unfinished projects (your choice) and trying to get it done by New Year's. This seems like a reasonable goal. I have about 12 tops done and not quilted. I plan to pick one and hand quilt it. I also think it would be neat if we posted before and after pictures. Anybody want to join me?

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    :D Ohhh New Years... And here I was giving myself till Christmas... Guess I'm a bit meaner to myself. lol No new projects till the old ones are done? hehehe, yeah right...

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    I think I might be willing to take the challenge. let me see what i want to do.
    Good idea :thumbup: :D :lol:

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    I'm in.

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    Which New Year ????????? :D :D

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    Ooooo. Good point sewaholic. I like the way your brain works.

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    Sewaholic, There's one in every crowd. The end of 2008. :-)

    Elizabeth, I had not thought of that. I don't want to limit someone who is planning to make something for a loved one. But if a person maybe takes an hour or so a day and works on the UFO it could be done by year's end (depending on size) and still "play" with other projects.

    Anne

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    Ok - but mine wont be the one I've been hand quilting for about 5 years.
    I don't want to put pressure on myself. :oops: One it is.

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    I'm in.

    That shouldn't be too hard since I still have 1 quilt to quilt yet and 4 more to make before x-mas. LOL

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    Heck I was giving myself until the end of the MONTH! Mercy by the end of the year I would have so many new UFO's I wouldn't know what to do!

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    Oh, goody Dawn. You will have so many more to choose from.

    Anne

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    I'm in I always work better with deadlines

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    This is a great idea. The problem is picking which one to work on! The one that's given me the most problems? The one that's been sitting there the longest? The one that would be easiest to complete? However I decide, there are plenty of candidates! Count me in!

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    How old does it have to be before it is a UFO? I have two wall hangings started a few months ago and the big quilt for my girlfriend. I haope to get all threee done by Christmas before I can tackle anything older than that. If these qualify, then I am in also.

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    Anything qualifies if you have stopped working on it to start a new one. Even if it is a few weeks. This challenge is to get us fired up once more about one project that we may have gone into the doldrums about. You may pick any size, etc. This is a challenge to each of us. I have many that are much older than the one I chose, but this seemed to be the most likely to be able to finish by Dec. 31.

    Enjoy. Don't put too much pressure on yourselves.

    My sister chose one that only needs its bindng. Wimp. :D

    Anne

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    Anne you said "My sister chose one that only needs its bindng. Wimp."


    To me the binding ends up being the hardest part of the quilt so I won't call her a wimp I call her smart

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    Oops. That should have been binding. Fingers can't spell today.

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    Cean,

    She just wants to be the first one done. :D

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    Well..........like I mentioned, I have 2 wall hangings that are fused to the background fabrics so I think I am going to get them done, or try to anyway :-o

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    I'm in

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    sounds like fun! i'll do it!

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    Hey, who you calling a wimp? I may pick another one after that. Thanks ceannastahr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewaholic
    Which New Year ????????? :D :D
    LOL! Too funny! I'm in too! And only one UFO? I can do it, I can do it! Thanks for the challenge!

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    In can get a UFO or 2 done by then!! I'm in :)

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    I have 2 UFO and 4 WIPS right now would love to get any 2 of them done but will settle for 1.
    Don't know why I'm pushing myself. Could realy use a break already did 5 this year plus one baby quilt

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