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Thread: 2013 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    OK, I'm back. I was a regular on the boards till about 6 months ago, but since then have had some time away from my sewing machine - not sure why - it wasn't a conscious decision. I just needed a rest and got distracted by other things, I suppose.
    For the past week or two I've been picking up my sewing again, and yesterday I decided to sort out all the UFOs - I have far more of those than I do finished projects! I've made a list of all 31 of them on my blog http://annes-threads.blogspot.co.uk/...-and-usos.html and am now feeling inspired to get back to work on them. I can rarely work steadily on one until I finish, because a tight budget often means something has to be put aside until I can afford the materials I need to continue with it, but I've decided to go as far as I can, note what I need to buy, then pick up another one in the meantime. There are enough that I'm unlikely to find myself without anything to do!

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    which needs borders adding. Then it'll have to wait until I can get some black wadding.

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    annesthreads, very pretty.

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    I am working on a quilt that I am up to tying it. I tried to do some free motion quilting but my thread kept breaking every 2 inches. So now I am tying it. I will post a picture when I am finished.

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    I have also finished 3 block of the month blocks. Here are 2 of the pictures of the bom.
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    Beautiful projects that everyone has completed.

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    Thankyou Gramajo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    I am working on a quilt that I am up to tying it. I tried to do some free motion quilting but my thread kept breaking every 2 inches. So now I am tying it. I will post a picture when I am finished.
    Ssnare, you might find some of these free video clips helpful. I enjoyed them......https://www.superiorthreads.com/vide...tional-videos/
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Looks like lots more finishes this past week...yay!!

    I still might get mine done...if this pesky headache would just stay away...maybe after a nap!

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    Well I need this group. My goal this year is to finish one UFO a month. I generally hand quilt which is very time consuming. So I am now trying QAYG. See if that helps me get going. LOL. The Quilt I am working on to finish this month has gone through several errors. I forgot to square up the blocks before assembly and quilting and you know what happened. I had to take the entire quilt apart and redo. But I am happy with it now and it seems to lie smoothly which it was all wonky before. LOL. Live and learn. Kudos to all of you who have already completed a ufo.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowirish View Post
    I finished my first FMQ quilt ...a square sort of crib size. this was my first attempt of any thing this large and everything previously had been straight line (and some wavy lines) with my walking foot. It's far from perfect but I did it and now have some confidence built up for the next one! I discovered that marking on the " golden threads" paper was a big help in conquering spaces. Can't wait To do some more.
    One thing I've noticed is that I'm the only one who can see all the imperfections in my work. Great job on the quilt!

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    Whootttttttttttt whoottttttttttt .... the train whistlesssss welcome to all our new members and wow, we are sure happy to have you joining us!
    If you need help, encouragement or just someone to listen when you need to let off some steam, you are in the right place!!!
    We are here to do everything except enable you to have more UFOs.... well lol, who am I kidding? Most of us will always have more UFOs... just hopefully we will learn to keep them to managable numbers once we tame the ones we have now.

    Not that all of us are hopelessly buried under masses of UFOs. Some just have a few and want to learn from the examples of others and catch them before they overwhelm.

    Whatever your situations, we are delighted to have you with us and look forward to seeing your finished projects.
    Also, don't forget our sister thread where you can share photos and discussions of your UFO's in progress and you plans on tackling your projects. Hugsssss and smilesssss
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    I've added borders to one of my UFOs today. It's been put away for now, to wait till I can get batting, backing fabric and thread. On to the next one!

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    Annesthreads that is looking great! Hooray for progress !

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    I have had this quilt in progress for over a year. I bought the fabric in November 2011. I cut it out before retreat in March 2012. I think I finished piecing the top in October. I just hung it in a closet because I was sick to death of it. It is my third UFO for the month and the only one I have a picture of. My DIL sent the picture via her cell phone. So, please forgive the quality.



    The good news is she absolutely loves it. It is from the Cattails and Clover collection by Kansas Troubles. As soon as I saw the fabric it said, "SARAH!" So, I made this for her from it.

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    My January finishes......Front flimsy first, then the pieced flannel back.
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    Funky cat top from the 2011 swap.
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    The strip down the middle is made from a couple of receiving blankets that came home from the hospital with my daughter. I wanted to keep them, but in a useful way. So, I put them in this quilt for her, along with the "label," which is a preprinted block that I wrote on.
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Very cute, Foxflower. And, how touching that you could keep those blankets as part of it. I am sure she will love it.

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    Thank you MaryLane. She is pretty excited. I'm waiting on a Flynn Quilt Frame to start quilting things and this is probably going to be one of my firsts.
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Snowman topper

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    Yeah! My 1st UFO for 2013! It's been so long ago since I started this that I don't even remember who it was for. Its been sitting quilted & just waiting for binding for years. Just didn't like it anymore. But now it's done! Sound those bells.
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    mimi, I think its a great holiday quilt. WAY TO FINISH!!!
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    Ring, ring! Congratulations on getting it done Mimi.
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Love hearing that bell ringing. Great finishes and well done!! Hugs and smilesssss......
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    What a lotta celebrations agoin' on! The bells are ringin' & the song is bein' sung. Congratulations ta each & everyone that has finished a UFO this month.
    I'm goin' on the home stretch w/ my bolcks. If I finish my blocks this month, git 'em ready ta QAYG in Feb., finish quiltin & assemble 'em in March. They wil actually be done by the time I had originally planned. My goal anyway! I'm plannin' ta do a Pony Club block each week also. Startin next week.
    Bev
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    mom-6 that's an absolutely beautiful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    Annesthreads that is looking great! Hooray for progress !
    Hooray indeed. ANY progress is very welcome! And today while visiting my Mum I finished the binding on another quilt - that one just has a lot of threads to be disappeared and it'll be FINISHED!

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    I am so thrilled to see all the ufos being done. Feeling a little bad, but just a little, having more fun ringing the bell for all of you instead of tooting my own horn for a change. Great job people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Enjoying the show.

    I hurt my back so I am just barely keeping up with my row robins at this time. I will show you a photo of the quilt my daughter made her boyfriend as soon as I get the camera loaded onto the computer.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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