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Thread: UFOs or WIPs, which is which??

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    Junior Member QuilterMomOf3's Avatar
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    UFOs or WIPs, which is which??

    I don't understand the difference between a WIP & a UFO...
    please help me!!
    "Some people have bunches of WIPs (works in progress) and UFOs (unfinished objects)....I prefer to think of them as PhDs (Projects Half Done)!!" ~Elena Boen
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    In 'my' world -

    A UFO (unfinished object) has gone into a box somewhere and hasn't even been looked at in weeks (years?)

    A WIP (work in progress) is something that is actually being worked on and will probably be finished in a reasonable length of time.

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    If it's started but you haven't worked on it 'in a while' it's a UFO, especially if you've started another project. If you are actively working on it, it's a WIP. The amount of time allotted to 'in a while' is up to you. If you are a slow quilter, it might not be worked on for a month or more, but it's still a WIP. Clear as mud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    In 'my' world -

    A UFO (unfinished object) has gone into a box somewhere and hasn't even been looked at in weeks (years?)

    A WIP (work in progress) is something that is actually being worked on and will probably be finished in a reasonable length of time.
    That would be my understanding. Now to get those UFOs out of the box and dusted off.
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    Actually, I prefer working on my Phd.....Projects half done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda8450 View Post
    Actually, I prefer working on my Phd.....Projects half done!
    I may have to steal that one!! Lol
    "Some people have bunches of WIPs (works in progress) and UFOs (unfinished objects)....I prefer to think of them as PhDs (Projects Half Done)!!" ~Elena Boen
    "Just keep in mind that your function here is to have fun and not to be someone else's interior decorator! So ... go forth and have fun!" ~Krystyna
    I cannot count my day complete 'til needle, thread and fabric meet.

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    PhD - Piled Higher and Deeper - was my first 'definition' of PhD

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    I like the PhD, both definitions. That goes along with the PIGS, Projects In Grocery Sacks. Guess I have PIGS that are PhDs.
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    I definitely am going to borrow that one for a long time. I have lots of PHDs.

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    I've never heard of PHDs or PIGS before. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    PhD - Piled Higher and Deeper - was my first 'definition' of PhD
    Good one ... have added that to the future edition!!



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    I like having PhD's. What are quilt tops considered? UFO or WIP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB View Post
    I like having PhD's. What are quilt tops considered? UFO or WIP?

    It's a FLIMSY!
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    I consider a quilt top waiting to be quilted a finished quilted top. And that's all.

    To me, it's not a UFO or a WIP--at least not until it becomes a "sandwich"--at which time it is either a UFO or WIP.

    I have a stack of tops that I hope to work again in the fall, (for charity, mostly) but I don't really want to handle all that weight and batting until it is cooler.

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    I like to think of them all as WIP's then there is some hope that they will be finished - one day!!!!!!

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    UFO - unfinished object---may never be finished- life has moved on
    WIP- work in progress--- working on it- will be finished (soon)
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    UFO - I haven't worked on it recently and probably won't for another month or so. In my world this is further separated into sandwiched (and maybe some quilting done) or just top completed.

    WIP - I'm currently working on it or it has been set aside for only a few days or a couple weeks to work on a priority project (or to try out that one I just have to try right now. Lol!) Usually have two or three in this status.

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    At guild we all say PHD. It includes UFOs and WIPs.
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