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Thread: UFO Quilting Projects Let's give ourselves Deadlines to get them finished

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    Do you have any unfinished quilting projects? Let's all give ourselves deadlines to get them finished.

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    I have some and be working on them this month!

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    I have a lot to work on I have been trying to get my room in order so I can sew. I just never seem to have the right amount of time and engery

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    The more I work the more I have to do. I'm trying to finish up three that are in the piecing stage, and six that are tops, plus I have some odd pieces that I am thinking about making linto a sampler quilt.

    When I started quilting again I swore I would finish one quilt at a time, but I was given a couple of tops, and I bought a couple. Now they are flowing like a river.

    I don't know how to machine quilt a larger quilt, I can do a lap quilt, or smaller, but have never attempted anything larger. And it takes a long time to hand quilt. Plus I can't afford to have them done. Just to get a basic FMQ done is 75.00 for a queen.

    Maybe I'll finish the rag baby quilt, I bought it at a yard sale, it came with a bunch of fabric.

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    Sometimes I feel like I have quilting ADD. I have quilts in every stage -- patterns and fabric chosen but not cut, tops that still need borders, tops that need batting and backing, quilts that need to be bound, quilts that need to be labelled, etc. I am trying to work on my UFO's, though!

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    i dont think i will ever get them all done. i finish one or two and then find four or five more projects that i need to make. haha I think its a never ending battle of the UFO's.haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you have any unfinished quilting projects? Let's all give ourselves deadlines to get them finished.

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    I am in....I am going to go with the theory that I will finish one as far as I can each week.....'as far as I can' means till I run out of fabric or need wadding etc as money is tight, I have to buy in small quantities over time at the moment.

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    I have only been quilting since the last week of November but have many UFO. I am trying to finish one up now.

    I have 2 quilt tops that are almost finished, but don't go upstairs when it is this hot. I do have air up there but seems useless when I only get to stay up there for about an hour.

    My goal is to finish everything my the end of the year. Plus new ones I'm sure!

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    Oh, I have so many, I'd cringe if I had to count them. There aren't all big projects at all, just unfinished. July is going to be my sewing month so I hope to make a dent in the pile, too.
    This is my last week of school and it's so busy. Making things relaxes me but there really isn't any time to get into a project which frustrates me. Oh well, if I'm patient and just plug through this week, I should be rewarded with some time.

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    I'm still trying to count how many UFOs (I call them WIPs) I have! I have divided them into groups. Tops only, needs binding only, sandwiched but not quilted, blocks that need to be assembled, etc. This makes me sound like I never finish anything but I really do. I have a BOM I have been working on for 13 mos will finish it this month for my GDs college graduation (only a month late. FMQ a top I made a year or so ago for a BD present for a friend should finish in a day or so. Will decide what do next when that is done.

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    i have a very firm, non-negotiable deadline for all my UFOs.

    "someday"

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    Check out the challenge 2010. We're all doing it now! It's on the Main page on the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i have a very firm, non-negotiable deadline for all my UFOs.

    "someday"

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: Ditto! I work better when I don't have a deadline (due to health issues).

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    before I die!!!!!!!!!!!! that is my deadline. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitty39
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you have any unfinished quilting projects? Let's all give ourselves deadlines to get them finished.

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    I am in....I am going to go with the theory that I will finish one as far as I can each week.....'as far as I can' means till I run out of fabric or need wadding etc as money is tight, I have to buy in small quantities over time at the moment.
    Me, too, Bitty! Its all about the money! and "why?". I don't like to push myself to do something I enjoy so much. In retirement, there are no deadlines!! Really, I do know what you mean, but new quilts keep getting in the way!

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    Since retirement I find it harder to find time to finish anything!! FYI, don't wait until your sewing room is clean.....it will be dirty when you are gone! My 88 year old mother and I have designated Wednesdays to sew! She is in Fl. and I'm in Tn. One down and it went well! HAPPY QUILTING

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    before I die!!!!!!!!!!!! that is my deadline. lol
    HAHAHAHAHA that is waaaaaaaaaay too funny!! I dread the poor person who has to go through all my stuff someday. They will curse me big time! I also have ADD when it comes to quilting. I think a lot of us do :mrgreen:

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    If "someday" ever comes, we're all going to be in so much trouble for ALL of our "someday" deadlines. Can you imagine what would happen if everyone in the world had to do all their "someday" things? Give the word "chaos" a new meaning doesn't it!

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    OK you inspired me, working on my regular project, but I also pulled out and set up the baby quilt to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you have any unfinished quilting projects? Let's all give ourselves deadlines to get them finished.

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    Am I adding this on to "Rhapsody"? :-D

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    I am waiting to get a new sewing machine before I finish 3 quilts all they need is to be quilted and binding. The machine I have now just doesn't do well at quilting

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    I'm in.... well, kinda sorta. My current project is a commissioned quilt, a double wedding ring. That should take me a few more weeks to finish. When that's done, I'm back to working on UFOs. I made two resolutions in January. One was to NOT buy any fabric unless I needed it to finish a project I had already started and two was to work only on UFOs. Both of these resolutions are to last until October when I go on my quilting vacation with my 2 quilting friends. I finished 4 tops, have another finished except for the border, and am working on an appliqued border for the 6th one. I have about 100 more UFOs, so as soon as this double wedding ring quilt is sent to the quilter, I'm back into my UFOs. My deadline is October 17th when I leave on my vacation. Then the UFOs get put away because I'm sure I'll be buying some new fabric and starting some new quilts!

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    Oh, I am so sick of my UFO. The funny part is that is such a simple small quilt! I decided to hand quilt circles all over it! UUUHHGG! One circle then another. I should finish it though! I'm giving myself a month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    before I die!!!!!!!!!!!! that is my deadline. lol
    HAHAHAHAHA that is waaaaaaaaaay too funny!! I dread the poor person who has to go through all my stuff someday. They will curse me big time! I also have ADD when it comes to quilting. I think a lot of us do :mrgreen:
    We recently discussed that my oldest DD has the privelege of dealing with my sewing room when I leave this world. Hopefully it will be a lot of years from now and a lot of UFOs from now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    before I die!!!!!!!!!!!! that is my deadline. lol
    HAHAHAHAHA that is waaaaaaaaaay too funny!! I dread the poor person who has to go through all my stuff someday. They will curse me big time! I also have ADD when it comes to quilting. I think a lot of us do :mrgreen:
    We recently discussed that my oldest DD has the privelege of dealing with my sewing room when I leave this world. Hopefully it will be a lot of years from now and a lot of UFOs from now.
    My problem is that all my children are MALE !!! Won't my future DIL's just love me even more??? lol :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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