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Thread: UFO By quilted cupcakes

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    UFO By quilted cupcakes

    I came across this and even shared with my DH. What i found amazing is that it describes me with why i struggle with completing my UFo
    Conquering UFOs

    My UFO tips:
    1. Take stock - pull them all out, do an inventory .... here it is the final countdown of 15

    2. Think about why it's in the UFO pile -

    where you stuck? did you just lose interest? i've lost interest in 1 design struggle with

    Did you decide you didn't like the technique?

    Was it too hard at the time? Maybe your skills have improved.

    Did something else catch your attention? >>>>>MY Adult ADD is horrible, this is why i only work in 4 hours shifts at work aka splits...lol

    Were you on a deadline, and had to finish something else?
    3. Decide which you really still want to finish, put in one pile
    4. Decide what to do with the remaining projects
    donate to a project collecting for a charity (many times, have a long arm quilter who'll finish)
    donate as-is to Goodwill or other thrift store - someone else may love it
    5. Make a plan for finishing what you want - some things that have worked for me:
    Sampler quilt with blocks you've started
    Make the project, and donate to a charity
    Finish them as gifts for others
    Promise yourself to try a new technique as you finish the project
    Swap UFOs with a friend
    Take the UFO to your next crafty get-together.
    6. Don't stress over your UFOs - enjoy the journey, the process. If they bother you, deal with them. If they don't, just let them collect.

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    I tend to lose interest in my UFO's once I get them pieced. Then after they have collected for a while, (if I feel a little guilty about the stack) I'll get them quilted. But most of the time, I go by your #6 entry, and don't stress over whats done and not done.

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    Interesting way to analyze a UFO (stack, box, room, whatever!). I've always blamed my adult ADD, but I'm going to try your suggestions. Getting them all in one spot may be a problem -- I do have a list of them that I like to mark off as they are completed, but it seems I am always adding to that list. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Linda

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    I thought it was a great idea. I k ow that i have my box or two i work on during my weekend. That is ehat i work in all weekend till it is all completed. Gotta be dedicated this month. My DH told me i can have a huge amounts of fabric if i get these completed this month.
    Quote Originally Posted by LTeachergeorge View Post
    Interesting way to analyze a UFO (stack, box, room, whatever!). I've always blamed my adult ADD, but I'm going to try your suggestions. Getting them all in one spot may be a problem -- I do have a list of them that I like to mark off as they are completed, but it seems I am always adding to that list. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Linda

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