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Thread: 2013 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    2013 UFO Challenge of the Month

    This is the brand new page for this year's continuation of our UFO Challenge. The rules are simple: We support and encourage one another in completing our accumulated UFOs.
    All are welcome to hop on this UFO train; we reach out our hands to help you get on. The train will blow it's whistle for each new member and we ring the bell for all the finishes that happen!!
    It doesn't matter how you count your UFO's; it's entirely up to you. No UFO Police allowed here!!!

    Here is my first UFO of 2013; a Sponge Bob comfort quilt. My DGD helped me with this while she was here for the holidays. She is 9 and we had a great time!Name:  Sponge Bob, comfort quilt.jpg
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    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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    Official Rules and Regulations for UFO Challenge of the Month 2013

    The way it works: anyone can be a member and there are no penalties if you're busy one month. Try to finish one UFO each month. Once it's finished, post a picture and description here. We'll ooh and ahh. Try to finish another one next month.

    This can also work if you need ideas for how to finish yours or encouragement. I want this to be an area where we can support each other in getting through our UFOs for 2013.

    A few rules/guidelines for the challenge:

    "Finished" means all the way done and ready to use. If you give it away or trade it away, it counts since you're finished with it!

    SWAPPING is NOT part of this challenge. If members want to trade between themselves that's just fine. I mean only that it isn't a part of this and should be done separately between individuals.

    And the way I differentiate a UFO with a WIP - a UFO is something that you put down awhile ago and don't feel a strong desire to pick up again since there are more exciting things to do. So pretty much any of those projects that you put into your closet and forgot about qualify.

    So everyone's challenge/goal: 1 UFO completed by January 31, 2013. Good luck! Here's wishing all of us good luck and LOTS of energy and enthusiasm in 2013!
    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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    finally found my way back to the board, I lost my password, we moved across the state, so now I am ready to try to finish some UFO's
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    So if I read this right we are to ring the bell DING DING DING on your finish wildyard. Thanks for doing the thread. I was thinking the same thing, start one. I am wanting to finish a few more of those ufos I have left behind and I am wathching the stash buster and scrap threads as well. Fun to repor three times you finished something. LOL.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I have my share of UFOs, goal completing 1 a month. I can do it, I know I can do it, I'm going to do it.
    Wendy

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    I'm in again. I'm going to use QM as a GOOD example and start turning out some finishes. Congrats again QM for meeting that very large personal goal last year! Wildyard, Woot,Woot! Thanks for starting us off on the right foot. That is a seriously cheerful quilt. :thumb up:
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    I have come back to the group. I want to join the UFO challenge. Please tell me what to do.. I am excited because I have so many unfinished projects.

    Sandi

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    wildyard--nice bright quilt.

    I counted my UFOs. There are 13 that I have started sewing, plus 3 that are cut but haven't sewn anything yet. Then there is fabric w/patterns picked for a few more. My goal is to finish at least one quilt a month. Some are so close to being done that I *should* be able to finish 2 some months. I am trying really hard not to cut into something new until I have finished a couple of my UFOs.

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    Well sandi, you take an unfinished project, you look at it, fall in love with it again (this could be easy or hard) you sit down and take one seam at a time and you sew it together, then you get the pleasure of quilting it and putting on the binding so you can report to us how wonderful it is finished, then you get to love it, squeeze it, and snuggle under it. Does that sum it up? Then if you need encouragement along the way or advice, we are here to help. I am all for ya, you can do one this month, I just know you can. So, what project you going to grab, now just grab one, doesn't matter which, just do it. So, have ya yet?
    Quote Originally Posted by sandi65 View Post
    I have come back to the group. I want to join the UFO challenge. Please tell me what to do.. I am excited because I have so many unfinished projects.

    Sandi
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    Great goal girl. I am with ya on that one. So what are you working on first? Like I said, just grab one and go.
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    I have my share of UFOs, goal completing 1 a month. I can do it, I know I can do it, I'm going to do it.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    This sounds just what I need I love starting a new project but the finishing is backing up. I have 6 quilts to finish 1 wall hanging and a couple of challenges from the board. I think that qualifies me Wildyard I love the colours in your quilt what a clever little girl your GD is to help.
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    Well I am not the best in getting UFOs done but I sure have enough of them that need to be done. So here I am, ready for another year.
    Anna Quilts

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    Oh Wildyard, that's just sooooo cute!

    I'm in! I sure hope that I can do more this year. I do have a couple o' baby quilts that are not UFO's but need ta be made. Preferably before the babies are born. One is due in Feb & the other is due in March. I also think I'll try ta do a Pony Club block every other week. I hope I can do more, but I do have other things ta git done too. The first UFO that I need ta do isn't my UFO. I got some QSYG SBS blocks that the late DM, o' a coworker, o' my DH, had done. I also have made a goal o' makin' 11 twin quilts for the residents that are at the Assisted Living Facility that DMIL used ta be at. She may be gone, but I had planned ta make these before she passed. They are a modified jellyroll race pattern. I use 5" x 22"strips. I've got 6 o' these tops made. I'm still workin' on my Quilt Story BOM. I only have half o' those blocks done & had hoped ta have it done by Mother's Day for my DM. Both o' my DSis's quilts need ta be quilted. I have several charity quilts that need ta be finished. I have a butterfly wallhangin' that I hope ta git done for DDIL's birthday on June 5. I also need ta work on my Cousin's stamp quilt. I've decided ta make it completely different than I had originally planed. Gotta git started on it. Do dreams count?? I dreamed about a lovely muslin & brick red Churn Dash, night before last. I can't git it outta my head.


    I don't know if ya can call this a UFO or not. DD has been plannin' ta make a twin quilt for DGD but hasn't got it done. She bought fabric for it a long time ago. Well while we were in Brady DD & I talked about makin' sometin' for her while there. We bought fabric & DGD sat in my lap & sewed several o' the squares tagether & DGD planned how they should lay out. I never would have seen this layout. LOL It's all 10" squares.

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    DD plans on cross hatch quiltin' for it.
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    I'm in again but hopefully can do better. My big thing this year is NOT to buy anymore fabric unless needed to complete a project.
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    I think I can, I think I can!!!

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    Okay folks I am in. I have started a New Years Resolution. I will finish two projects before starting a new one. I have so far done that. I would really be afraid to count my UFO's, I just know I have many of them. Many in different levels of completion. I like the idea of finishing one a month. That might be easier but then When do I get to start new one. Anyway I will be here to support those who are in the same boat I am. I do hope it is a big one cause I don't want us sinking. I am thinking a cruise ship would be good.

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    I am finishing one that has turned out horrible. It is a QAYG but I was using up scraps that were not the same size and didn't take adequate care in keeping backing from slipping. Will finish it and pass it on to someone with a pet that needs a blankie! Lesson learned...slow down and pin more!

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    I've already started for this year. I'm working on a D9P that I've been working on forever. I want this darn thing done and out of my hair. Wish me luck. I'm soooo tired of working on this thing. But if I stop, I'm afraid I'll never start again.

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    I am working on some blocks for a swap and then will be finishing my "Rosie" quilt...all the blocks are done and sashing is on, just need to assemble/quilt....I do mostly QAYG by the row. I might have a chance to sew this afternoon, but probably not until Monday.

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    I have a 1 UFO, that has been quilted and just needs binding that has been sitting for 4 years, 1 Jelly roll race that I sewed New Years Day and it needs borders and backing. 2 patterns with fabric that I have not started for table runners and a 4th of July wall hanging. Oops found my mom's box of maple leaves to organize and sew into a king size quilt. So I guess that I am in! I need to get them all done before I start another project. Maybe I should not have looked in that closet!

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    I have a few UFO's as well. I finish projects all the time, but I still get more started than I do finished. I have done a couple of BOM's and really need to get the blocks put together. I also have a picture wall hanging that I am working on. Then there are the quilts! Yes, I think this group will be good therapy for me. Thanks! Great job Wildyard!

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    This sounds like a group I need to be involved in. I have several UFO's I need to get finished up. The only non-UFO is a baby quilt I need to make, so I will focus on getting those UFO's done.

    Thanks for the encouragement.
    Marie M.

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    Welcome everyone!!! Boyyyy that train whistle is blowing...woooooooooowoooooooo!!!!!!
    I think it's important not to let the UFOs take over your quilting life. Don't deprive yourself of a new beginning now and then, but don't let that new quilt become another UFO. That's why we set our goal at 1 a month.
    I suggest reconsidering if you are telling yourself you must finish all your UFOs before starting anything new. We want this to still be fun, not a punishment. 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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    Thanks Wildyard for starting this and inspiring me to "just do it" finish some UFO's.
    Confirmed fabric-holic seeking 12 step treatment program or a storage building.

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    I've been organizing and keep coming across more UFOs! Yikes, I'm in too.
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