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Thread: 2014 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    Thanks for the compliments. The elf is in the book Loading Dock by Mary Buvia. There are a whole bunch of elves along with all the other components of her applique quilt.
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    I will joining the group again...didn't think to look for the new thread until this morning. I have around 10 UFOs and more that I have fabric/patterns for. I think 3 are ready to be quilted and the others are in various stages. Oh and I started 3 new projects this year, a couple BOW and one BOM....so will work on those in between the others.

    Some great finishes already! Keep it up!!

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    I'm in too. Not sure how many, maybe 10 or 12. Now to get into the sewing room and look for them

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    Got my first UFO done for the year! QE will be soo happy. Will share when I get a pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sitkaquilter View Post
    ....and do we count the projects for which we've set aside fabric and pattern in a bag or a box?
    • PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks


    I’d like to join in. It sounds like an inspiring thread! And great going to those of you who have already completed projects in 2014! We are heading home from a trip today, and I can get started on my UFOs soon!

    I’ve listed my UFOs for quilting only. I have a much, much longer list if I were to include the other crafts I do (knitting, machine embroidery, cross stitch, other sewing projects...)

    UFOs (in somewhat order of priority)
    • North Woods Moose in the Window (for DD#1. This might qualify for a UFO since I have the background and the cut out appliqué paper pieces on my design wall.)
    • “Chain of Love” quilt & shams (Triple Irish Chain started years ago for the bed in a park model RV we had. It will now go into a guest bedroom. Some hand quilting is already done. I need to finish machine quilting/bind/finish shams.)
    • Watercolor quilt wall hangings (2) (From a class DD and I took years ago. She gave me her piece and I want to appliqué flowers on them and make wall hangings for a guest bedroom.)
    • “Many Happy Returns” quilt & shams (For RV at the lake. Finish border/sandwich/quilt/bind)
    • Garden Twist quilt & shams (For middle bedroom. Finish piecing/sandwich/quilt/bind]
    • Teal pinwheel quilt (Finish piecing/sandwich/quilt/bind)
    • Hide & Seek Quilt (Stash-busting quilt – low priority since I really have no plan for this quilt.)

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    Great Job Wildyard, thanks for being on the ball getting this posted for the year. My goal for this year is to finish at least 12 UFOs for the year. Any more than that is a bonus.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    My first FO--we must take small steps. This is for a siggie block that dear friend has been waiting patiently for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom View Post
    Thanks for the compliments. The elf is in the book Loading Dock by Mary Buvia. There are a whole bunch of elves along with all the other components of her applique quilt.
    I saw her quilt "Santa's Loading Dock" in the Paducah and Grand Rapids quilt shows (I think Grand Rapids was last year). It was absolutely spectacular!!

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    Very nice OK...now that is a "mini"!!!

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    The elf is just too cute! And yes, the church quilt colors are rich and pretty. Congrats on the finishes, and keep up the momentum! You inspire me.

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    All right, I signed up on the sister thread, not fully aware of this thread here. I'm aboard this train now and have 3 UFOs to do. I know that sounds like I'm a real finisher, but considering I've only started quilting in the summer, that's as many UFOs as finished quilts! And by quilt, I mean 3 table runners.

    The first UFO I'm choosing to work on is an I Spy play quilt for my baby niece. I actually basted it today, so yay me. LOL Thanks for the motivating thread.

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    I'm in too. Last count I had about 35 WIP's (Works in Progress). Several just need binding. Another 6 or so are pieced tops that need quilting and I have a long arm. haha

    My goal is to finish an average of 1 per month. I'm making a rule for myself this year.... NO new starts until at least 2 are complete. That doesn't sound like enough. I'll make every effort to beat that.... No new starts until at least 3 complete. There, I feel better. Now, I am going back to piecing the rings for Judy Niemeyer's Bali Wedding Star.
    Sew a Little, Love a Lot & Live like you were dying!

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    I'll buy a ticket for this train ride. My goal this month, complete a WIP motorcycle quilt, quilt a QOV top, quilt a charity quilt top and hand stitch binging on a small wall hanging.

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    UFOs finished already this year?? Way to go!! WoW... it's going to be a huge group this year. That's great..... lots of finished quilts. Keep it up, everyone.
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    I am in for the long ride on this train....to the end of 2014. I will set a goal of finishing at least one project a month but hope to get motivated and move at a faster pace. I have lots of UFO's and WIP's of my own as well as several quilt tops from my mother who at 85 is still producing faster than I can quilt them. Am looking forward to lots of pictures of projects completed from fellow quilters during this ride!! That always motivates me. As my 2 year old granddaughter would say.. All Aboard the Choo Choo Nana!! Hope to make lots of friends along the way!!

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    Ding dong ding dong!!! Ringing the bell for the great finishes we have already seen! Wow, you guys are impressive!
    I'm still sitting back and looking proudly at my neatly sorted UFOs. LOL, haven't even decided which one to tackle first! Goodness, I guess I better get off my duff and make a decision on that first of all.
    Well, I actually am almost done with one, as I am about to trade off the Dresden Plates, and that will count as a finish. Still have those hearts to deal with..... hmmm.

    And put away your money, this train ride is free.... we want you to be able to buy what you need for finishing up those projects!
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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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    OK since I've been at this for about 40 years, I know better than to count UFOs. My son said, "I bet you have about 50 started"! My reply was that I stopped counting when I was well over that number. I did set up a list of about six that are must finish or overdue for this year and I will concentrate on them. A couple of round trip tickets just for starters!
    A bookcase quilt for a nephew before he graduates from college.
    The Gathering which was supposed to be done last November.
    Ka-Bloom which has a lots of pieces cut out and ready to stitch.
    A garden quilt for my sister and the basket is full and ready to stitch.
    My BILs snowflake quilt, before I 'steal' any more of the fabric!
    A cat and a foal quilt from Toni Whitney. Both have been enlarged, traced and ready to fuse.
    The problem will be choosing. Actually the challenge quilt for the guild is first, can't forget that.
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    I have so much I want/need to do this year. As I'm typing this, I'm sitting in the Salt Lake City airport, on the way to the Rose Bowl, where Auburn is playing Florida State for the national championship on Monday. This trip is a stretch for me, and I hope it doesn't slow me back down. I've felt better the last week or so, and done a little sewing, but I'm an accountant, and with me going on this trip, I've worked 11 hours ea of the last 2 days. We drove the 100 mi to Atlanta last night dealing with restless legs & anxiety attacks. I loaded up on "stinky pills" and crashed as soon as we got to the hotel, then loaded up on them again & slept most of the flight here.

    The man woke me and told me to look out the window just in time to see the mountains. I almost cried. My first thought was how can anyone see this and question the existence of God?

    So, now that my meds have started to actually help, what's on tap for this year? I have a throw quilt to make my best friend. I'd like to make the quilt I designed with my dad's military history for my brother, but I think I've about decided to make it a wall hanging instead of a full quilt so it can be hung instead of them feeling awkward about using it or thinking it has to be out away. I'd also like to make the king quilt for our bed, which I bought marble fabric for but still can't decide on a pattern. This will be the biggest I've ever made, so it also makes me nervous. And, of course I have a runner swap to finish. I plan to start early on gifts for the man's staff for next Christmas as well.

    His mom's 70th birthday is in July, and I'm debating making something for her as well. I was playing around with a site that turns photos into cross stitch, and put in a beautiful photo I have of the (only) little church in the town where he grew up. I think I could convert that to a postage stamp quilt easily enough, but I'd definitely need a design wall, which I don't have room for. His dad and older brother are both buried there, and that's the church where his confirmation was held, so I know it would be special to her. I'd have to collect enough blue and gray fabrics to work it out first. If I remember right, the cross stitch pattern called for about 40 different colors of thread.

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    I have a dozen or so BOM projects that I managed to put on the back burner so this year I am trying to complete the ones I have plus a few other started but never finished projects. One is about 22 yrs old, half way hand quilted then put aside. Now I have to take it apart, and redo the sashing, new batting, new backing etc. I has about 20 counted cross-stitched blocks. I think my year is set.
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    "OK since I've been at this for about 40 years, I know better than to count UFOs. My son said, "I bet you have about 50 started"! My reply was that I stopped counting when I was well over that number."--applique I hear you!
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    I want to join! I have 1 quilt at the long armmer that is due back in February. It will need binding. I have two ISpy quilts that have all the blocks cut and ready to put together. One scrappy trip around the world. One Christmas quilt. One purple quilt. All of them are completely cut or partially pieced. So my goal is one finish every other month.
    Since I am new to quilting (3 baby and 1 queen sized), I feel like this will be ambitious enough. I even deleted candy crush off of my phone and iPad so I won't be tempted to waste time.
    Happy finishes to everyone!
    p.s. War Eagle to the other fan headed to the game.
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    Fiestypixy: Welcome. If amy group can get you to the finish line its this group.

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    First finished UFO

    Finished this one on New Year's Day. The top was acquired from someone who didn't want to finish it. I quilted it on my Crown Jewel
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    Second UFO bites the dust!

    I am so happy that this thread was begun.....I am happy to have joined all of you on the train. This is a Bargello that I started in 2010 but lacked the courage to quilt it. I took the plunge this week since I'm off work for a few days. With the encouragement of my DH, here is "Namaste". Thank you for looking.
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    Some great quilts have been posted already this week! Keep it up!!!!

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