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Thread: 2013 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    Super Member Knitette's Avatar
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    Hmm - I think this is the place for me! I've gone from goody two-shoes last year by never starting a new project until I've finished the last one, to accumulating several UFOs.
    Look closely at my avatar - since this was taken I've added a pink inner border and cut the strips for the outer border. Before I finish this however, I'm going to finish the snowman wall hanging and quilt the baby quilt that should have been a Christmas present................. oops.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    I'm in again. Didn't do so well last year, but the UFO's are still there, so we'll try again this year! I know this board will keep me motivated. Thank you!!

    Linda in Missouri

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    I am digging up swap blocks and sewing them together. Boy do I feel good!
    Anna Quilts

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    Wow, miss a couple days checking in and y'all have taken off like fireworks!!! How awesome this group already is!!!!
    Such wonderful finishes and it's only the 6th. My ears are ringing still from the echo of that bell and the whistle of the train as so many of you have climbed aboard!!!
    Indeed, it is the nature of those UFO's to hide in dark corners and multiply in spite of our best intentions!!

    If you have one that you just can't face, remember that trading it off or giving it away also counts as a finish as it gets it out of your space. That project that now makes you cringe may be the very one that will delight another quilter. You can post it on the For Sale or Trade page or offer it up here.
    We want this to be fun, fun, fun..... there are more ways to finish a project than one!
    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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    That is one beautiful quilt.

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    Count me in too, but not seriously until February. I have about 8 projects outstanding, and really need to crack on and finish them. 2 projects are Christmassy ones, and it would be really lovely to finish them by next Christmas!

    This month is a bit busy, so I am setting myself February as my start date - that way I won't get too discouraged before I even start!
    W.C. Fields

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.

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    An excellent point bigbrownowl!!! We know ourselves and it's important not to set our goals as to be self-defeating or discouraging.
    Another example in myself: I don't set any deadlines at all, as being handicapped, I have to listen to the demands of my body and would find a deadline stressful. I apply that to all my quilting, not just UFOs. I will happily make a quilt for someone's birthday, as long as they understand there is no gurantee WHICH birthday they might get it. LOL. Or which month it might arrive all finished. If I promised something by a certain date, I know I would do all I could to meet that goal and hurt myself in the doing.
    So make your goals gentle on yourself!!! Be kind, and allow lots of room for new beginnings and fun projects also.
    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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    Oh yay encouragement. I only have one UFO (I am pretty good about finsihing my stuff) but this one has been languishing for 15 years nd I need to get it DONE. I HATE it! Its a pretty pattern (Winding Ways) buts in shades of purple and I was insane enough to want to hand quilt it and not only hand quilt, but echo quilt it AND its high loft batting!!! - I HATE hand quilting and it literally takes 1,5 hours to hand quilt ONE block - and there are 64 blocks!!! So I finally gave up and said i will machine quilt it even if the machine and hand quilting don't match - and then it can go downstairs for the kids to cuddle under. They won't care fortunately. I promised myself that I can't start on anything else until this one is done and GONE.......

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    Right on JNCT14!

    What to you all think about a separate thread to post pics of UFOs in progress? I would love to see what you all are working on and share what I have lined up too...but don't wish to bog down this celebratory thread. All in favor?

    I mean really...I have a hexagon project that I work on all the time, but can't live long enough to post it here.
    Fraew

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    Love all the encouragement here! I worked on my seashell placemats today. The quilting is done (crosshatch) now -yay. Now to finish them up. I've got a very busy week after today so it may not be until Sat. That I can work on them again but still it's a start. Maybe I can hope to get two done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew View Post
    Right on JNCT14!

    What to you all think about a separate thread to post pics of UFOs in progress? I would love to see what you all are working on and share what I have lined up too...but don't wish to bog down this celebratory thread. All in favor?

    I mean really...I have a hexagon project that I work on all the time, but can't live long enough to post it here.
    I like this idea.

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    I love the idea of seeing what folks are working on. I can never see too many quilts. LOL I just don't know how to connect a UFOs in progress link to this thread. Anyone know how to do that?
    Or would it just be a seperate thread of it's very own?
    I certainly have no objections and can't imagine that anyone would. But please, let's hear more opinions on this from other members. I am not the boss, I am just the first one who got around to starting the thread for this year. LOL
    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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    Ok that is it tomorrow I am going to put one of my ufo in the quilt frames. hmm if I remember where it is and where I put the Q snap frames If I am remembering right it has about 1/3 already quilted. I could use it on my bed right now this winter nights are cold. In my next life I am going to live in a new houses with great heating not wood for the only heat source. I would love to wake up warm in the mornings.

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    I'm in. I'm putting binding on one now. It's not really a UFO since I set it aside to finish Christmas projects. Next project is a lap quilt that is together, needs quilting and binding. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift. Then I'm going to finish sewing, quilting and binding 2 small quilts I started in classes at Sewing/Quilting expo in Tinley Park last Nov. Those will be donated to Project Linus. Then I get to start a new quilt for me. It has vintage images of Yosemite, a momento from my trip to CA and Yosemite last fall. I really want to make that and will use it as a reward for finishing the other 4. There are other UFOs in my sewing room, but I will be so happy to have these finished.

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    I like the other idea o' another thread for the UFO's & post the finished ones here. I'd think that all ya would have ta do is make another thread & put the link here.
    Bev
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    WTG Pink Lady, You'll have a new warm quilt over you in no time at all!
    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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    I am in for another thread..just post it here so I can be sure to add it to my "subscriptions".

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    So glad to know there is a support group for UFO's. I have dozens, everything from costumes to quilts to cross-stitch and crochet. Oh dear do I even need more free time.

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    Love the idea of a thread devoted to UFOs. Maybe talk to Patrice about it - she might be able to tell you where to park it. Along with my picture I am going to post a 'lessons learned' from the project - which may be funny (did I tell you guys I HATE this quilt?????)

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    I'd rather see new comments and finished UFOs stay in this one thread. Then I can go back through the posts to check up on you all to see how you've been doing.

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    Sounds like a new thread for the UFOs in progress is the order of the day. Who is going to start this thread for us? I'm looking forward to it.
    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 good influence you've been already! Since reading this thread I've bought calico for my snowmen wall hanging (I think I'd been dithering for ages about what to back it with - using 'good' fabric that wouldn't be seen and is soooo expensive here etc. etc.) and this afternoon I FMQ'd it. Tomorrow I hope to get the binding on and give machine-binding a go.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Hooray for Knitette!!! Way ta go. Lookin forward ta seein' it.
    Bev
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    2013 UFO Therapy Thread has been posted

    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    Sounds like a new thread for the UFOs in progress is the order of the day. Who is going to start this thread for us? I'm looking forward to it.
    Hi. I just posted the new thread: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...ml#post5771789

    If we find that it doesn't meet our needs, no harm no foul...just looking to help each other reach this challenge goal of completing 1 UFO per month!
    Fraew

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    I have plenty if UFO's and my big goal for 2013 is to make quilts from my MIL's stash for each of her grandchildren. No new swaps until I do this!!
    SheriR~

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