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Thread: 2013 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    Thought is if that does not fit the need, would be good to start a group for us to post photos of progress on and chat as well. I find those helpful with the doll quilt swap and monthly swap. Also we did it for the quilts for quilters swap last year.
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    QuilterMomma, i thought all your UFOs were F'd?
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    LOL, uh there are about 30 left to do. But, from what I have read now, that the ones that are just in their little kits are not UFOs so that leaves me about 20 or so to do. Honestly not much. I have them gathered nice and neatly in a storage tub under my sewing table so I can look at them and the few that are in the garage will be in the house in the tub shortly so they are all together.
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    I'm excited to see the other thread and will start posting pics of UFOs as I pick them up to work on there. I do have a finish to post here today though! My Minnesota Ladyslipper Wall Quilt was started in 2002 and (embarassingly) all I had to do was the binding last weekend. I will never EVER let a quilt wait 10+ years for binding!

    The pattern is Road to Ireland from the book "Fat Quarter Quilts" by M'Liss Rae Hawley. It's about 35" by 47" and I'll hang it in my entryway in the spring.

    This is UFO Finish #2 for 2013.
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    Love it asimplelife!

    I am so glad to hear that you'll never let another quilt wait for binding. Where should I send the 4 that I have ready to go? That would certainly get me caught up and back to piecing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew View Post
    Love it asimplelife!

    I am so glad to hear that you'll never let another quilt wait for binding. Where should I send the 4 that I have ready to go? That would certainly get me caught up and back to piecing.
    Have yours been waiting 10+ years and crib quilt size... lol The funny thing is that I love sewing down binding now! It's so relaxing. I have 2 lap quilts from my LAQ to bind next (quilted last month so fresh as far as binding goes!).

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    My first finished UFO of 2013! It is a little cowboy quilt from a Boomerang Swap! This pic was taken a couple of days ago,I FMQ'ed it and put the binding on today, so it is done!..The yellow bandana fabric was my contribution, along with the lower right block...it says I love KJ 97...a favorite CW radio station of the little Texan who will receive this quilt! I love every block the swappers did for me! If you recognize yours...shout it out! ( I left the list at home and I am not there right now).
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    I have quite a few UFOs - will try to get at least one done in the next couple of weeks to share!
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    I have set a date on my calendar, a friend is coming over for an over nite retreat. We plan to sew, sew sew. Work on projects we have in progress. More projects than we will get done but it is a start. Working on two little scrappies now. Not planning on spending anymore money for quite some time, so this thread is very helpful.

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    I love all o' these finished quilts!Ring the bell & sing the song!
    "And another one's down, and another one's down, and another one bites the dust!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by PokerDiva View Post
    OK, I will join in. Here is my first UFO finish for the year. Project Linus quilt. Just finished it today.
    Love this scrappy...what size are those scrappy squares? Is there someplace I can get this pattern? Some little one is going to love this. Good job!

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    Ok, I think I'm in...ha ha ha....pulled out a quilt I started 3 yrs ago......thank you for the challenge

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    I'm in. I've already started on my UFO project for this month - a quilt that's been on my "I'm going to finish it this year" list for 2 years running already. Year 3 is the charm - it will be DONE before anything else gets quilted, since it's now loaded on the long arm. So, that means I'll either finish it or have a whole pile of new UFOs

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    Great quilt missgigglewings (and great screen name too)! I really like the cowboy boot block. Are those dogs wearing cowboy hats in the middle block?

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    Hooray! It's working! (better to be finished than perfect)
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    Knitette, what a cute quilt. Seeing reminded me of 1 have that just needs the binding & that my daughter told me years ago that she wanted. Maybe I better do that & get at least 1 UFO on the table for January
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    Wildyard -

    I hear you on the "pacing". I, too, am disabled and must pace myself. I try not to promise anything to anyone (although I did finish a few Christmas gifts...just made the deadline by a cat's whisker). I currently have 3 UFOs. One is 20+ years old! I started a double irish only to discover, after the quilt was 3/4 pieced, that the tension (or something) on my old machine was not working correctly and my seams are coming undone! I went through and pinned everywhere it was loose, but trying to stitch those areas is really difficult as they are tiny and not easy to get under the presser foot cleanly. So I promptly put it away until i could come up with a solution (short of ripping the ENTIRE thing!). Any good ideas on how to "fix" my UFO? I am open to any and all suggestions! My second and third quilts were ideas I had that got started and put on a back burner to work on Christmas pressies. I now also have material for a fourth quilt (although it isn't a UFO because I haven't started it yet). I also promised two pillows to relatives that I have not completed, (or even started for that matter). I have been having a "rough patch" since the new year and haven't been on the sewing machine at all! Boy, do I miss it! Hope my body cooperates soon...I'm going into withdrawal!



    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    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.

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    Just finished binding the Winding Ways UFO this morning. Its now in the wash and I will take pictures and post tomorrow. Ding Ding!!! I was SO GLAD to get this thing finished - every time I looked at it I felt guilty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jusmom01 View Post
    Wildyard -

    I hear you on the "pacing". I, too, am disabled and must pace myself. I try not to promise anything to anyone (although I did finish a few Christmas gifts...just made the deadline by a cat's whisker). I currently have 3 UFOs. One is 20+ years old! I started a double irish only to discover, after the quilt was 3/4 pieced, that the tension (or something) on my old machine was not working correctly and my seams are coming undone! I went through and pinned everywhere it was loose, but trying to stitch those areas is really difficult as they are tiny and not easy to get under the presser foot cleanly. So I promptly put it away until i could come up with a solution (short of ripping the ENTIRE thing!). Any good ideas on how to "fix" my UFO? I am open to any and all suggestions! My second and third quilts were ideas I had that got started and put on a back burner to work on Christmas pressies. I now also have material for a fourth quilt (although it isn't a UFO because I haven't started it yet). I also promised two pillows to relatives that I have not completed, (or even started for that matter). I have been having a "rough patch" since the new year and haven't been on the sewing machine at all! Boy, do I miss it! Hope my body cooperates soon...I'm going into withdrawal!
    If the quilt lends itself to this, try doing a meandering stitch over all the loose seams.

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    Knitette I love your snowmen quilt! The snow are beyond cute and I really like how you quilted it.

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    Great finishes ladies! I should be able to get to one of my UFOs next week after I finish my swap blocks...more than half way done with those.

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    Here is my first finished UFO, "Oh My Stars" for 2013. This is a round robin done with my DD last fall. I wanted it to be BRIGHT and it certainly turned out that way. I quilted it in variegated thread and did a decorative stitch on the binding.Name:  IMG_0907.jpg
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    Wow gramajo. What a find. That cheater looks perfect!
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    Ring, ring, ring went the bell!! WTG with the finishes. I'll be joining you soon with another one, maybe by tomorrow!! Just have to give it a haircut and trim and take it's photo. Smilesssss........ Love the adorable snowman family and the bright stars. Good job everyone!!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by asimplelife View Post
    Knitette I love your snowmen quilt! The snow are beyond cute and I really like how you quilted it.
    Thank you! I'm fairly new to quilting so still on that curve, lol.

    Granmajo - love your quilt! What a find with that cheater cloth.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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