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Thread: 2014 UFO Therapy Thread - Sister Thread to 2014 UFO Challenge of the Month

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    2014 UFO Therapy Thread - Sister Thread to 2014 UFO Challenge of the Month

    Hi and welcome to the 2014 UFO Therapy Thread! The what???

    Annually, a group of us band together to accept the challenge of finishing 1 UFO (Unfinished Object) per month.

    Don't have a UFO? Then maybe you have a WIP (Work in Progress) or a PIG (Project in a Bag). They go by many names, they hide in dark spaces and MULTIPLY!

    Please accept the 2014 challenge and post those finishes here: 2014 UFO Challenge of the Month

    Take credit for your work and let us all ooooh and ahhhh and of course ring the "job well done" bell!

    Some of us may need some help along the way. Let's work through it together.

    Can't decide on a layout? Post it here!

    Don't know which borders to use? Post it here!

    Have an amazing WIP that you are dying to share? Post it here!

    Can't stand a project and just want to trade or give it away? Post it here!

    This is our work group to get the lead out and get those finishes for 2014.

    Why a separate thread? The main thread's focus has typically been on finished products. We can trial this separate thread to focus on getting to finished products, but of course, we all reserve the right to finish those UFOs by any means necessary!

    Now let's get out there and share what we are working on and get 'em done.
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    I've taken the liberty of cut and pasting Fraew's post that opened the 2013 thread so that we can get the UFO ball rolling and share what we are working on.

    I've got a Christmas quilt ready to sandwich - this is Christmas Strings made from 6" finished blocks. I had about 60 blocks from an online swap and I decided to go bigger for a nice lap quilt size so made up more blocks in December to get to 120. I'm going to use fleece for one step batting & backing and hope to get started walking foot quilting it tomorrow.
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    I would like to give this challenge a try! I have 7 quilt tops completed, but need to quilt them. After moving at the end of May, I have not been able to do any quilting, but, now my dear hubby has my quilting studio and frame set up and I think I can get the lead out! Hopefully being answerable to you all will help me get them done. Oh, and I also have several WIP's to get moving on as well!
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    I'll sign on in hopes that some of the small quilts that are just needing to be quilted can get done. After a day in the sewing room, it's dismal to see how many tops are done and just need me to complete them. Thanks for starting this.
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    Terrific, I have a host of UFOs and PIGs. It's almost enough to make me avoid my sewing area. I really feel that I have too much and need to do something about it. I have several ready for quilting, I have many that I need to purchase backs for and still more that are in pieces. I felt a little ill when I was tidying and discovered that I have four tubs of fabric. Eeek, I need to take care of these others so I can play with my saved fabric.
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    High 5 asimplelife! I am very glad that you started the thread.

    2013 in review:
    4 finishes
    6 starts (1 made it to a finish)
    5 ready for binding (1 from 2012)
    41 UFOs (includes kits)

    Clearly my start/finish ratio is off! I am working on joining siggy swap blocks and using basket blocks from another project. A two fer one when I get it done.
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    Fraew - I love the rainbow you have created! How big are those blocks? I can't wait to see this one come together.

    I'm claiming 43 UFOs to start the year - I found a few MIAs while cleaning out a closet and I had several WIPs I started in 2013. 7 of the new UFOs are from a Rainbow Scrap Challenge I participated in - 140 blocks made. I should have budgeted my time better to assemble & quilt some of them during the year... lesson learned!

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    Thanks for starting this asimplelife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by asimplelife View Post
    Fraew - I love the rainbow you have created! How big are those blocks? I can't wait to see this one come together.
    Thank you. We did a board swap in 2012 but it took forever for me to find the right setting. Thank goodness for Google! 4" finished blocks.
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    I finished 19 projects last year, according to my latest count (but I think some are missing). Only 3 of those were previous UFOs and the rest were new starts last year. In addition, I added 9 quilt tops to my pile of UFOs. I have no idea how many are still hiding in the closet from earlier years - at least 4 off the top of my head. And in the past 2 days, I've added 3 more tops to the list. So, lots of finishing to get done this year.

    I think what I need is a moratium on new projects, so I can get some done. When I bought my longarm 1.5 years ago, I had a stack of 7 quilts by the time it arrived (prior to that, I didn't do UFOs - eveything was done before I started another). I told myself I'd get one off the list, for every one on. Apparently that didn't work too well, since I added 9 this year and only pulled 3 off the old pile.

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    I need a board to motivate me to start a project!! I go out and shop and a project starts to form in my mind. I buy fabric and that's it!! I really must start some projects this year

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    Count me in! Currently I have three UFO's . One baby play mat quilt, one sampler lap quilt, and a wall hanging. My goal is to finish them in that order. This thread is great motivation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amelia0607 View Post
    I need a board to motivate me to start a project!! I go out and shop and a project starts to form in my mind. I buy fabric and that's it!! I really must start some projects this year
    That's perfect - just keep telling yourself that once you start the project you can share it here to keep you motivated to finish it. Start creating those UFOs!!

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    Is it ok to hang out and quietly take everyone's work in? I can't promise that I can finish one UFO a month, but I think I can get encouragement if y'all will let me just watch from the bleachers!

    By the way, what a beautiful kitty! I'm not normally a cat person, but wow, what a beauty!!

    Hope you all have a great week!

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    Ok, so I've reread both threads, and I get it now, I think. After taking a quick look in my sewing room, I have ten UFOs to start with. I've decided to start with an embroidered Flower of the month BOM that I just loved doing. I have 6 small bees to do before i can finish it off with machine quilting. I wish I could post pictures, but that will come. A Simple Life, I just love your quilt and your kitty. And Fraew, what a neat signature quilt! Happy quilting to all, on this snowy New England day!

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    I'm in. Tons of UFOs, WIPs and PIGs. Right now I have a WIP - a scrappy for my sofa. Pix when my husband comes home with my camera.
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    I'm in, you guys helped me finish six bed size quilts last year. Even kept me from starting any new ones until the very last month of 2013. I started Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice and Jabba's & Elisabrat's Medallion quilt, determined they will be finished this year along with the eight UFO's I didn't complete last year. Thanks for starting this thread!

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    Count me in. I'm retired now,so have more time to sew. I'm too scared of what I'd find to do an inventory.
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    I just want to thank you and your husband for adopting the stray cat. I have compassion for animals.

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    I too will join this thread. I had already decided to finish up some of my projects before I look for another pattern or fabric for something new. I am working on a machine embroidered project (started 5 years ago) and a grandmothers flower garden wall hanging (started 3 years ago) which hopefully will be my finishes in January. Beautiful kitten you have adopted.
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    OK, hi all! I have 2 UFOs that I have decided I will never finish and would like to offer here for trade. The first is an inherited batch of heart blocks; there are 18 that have been sewn to the backing and turned for applique and 22 that are just pieced together. These are all in bright pastels of green, pink, purples and yellows. See photo. I would trade for an equal number of blocks in an equal state of semi-completeness. LOL
    Please IM me for more info or to make offers.

    The second UFO is much harder to part with, but I know in my heart I will never finish it. I inherited it from my GM and since I am 67, you know it's been around a while. It is 22 hand stitched circles of Dresden Plates and some quarter sections for the corners.
    I am not a fan of Dresden Plates so I can't make myself want to finish it. I know it will be better off in a good home with loving hands to bring it to life as it was meant to be. I will take offers for trade on this one as I don't know what to ask for. I tried to show the hand stitching in the second photo but don't think it shows up much.
    Huggggggggs and smilessssss........
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    I'm not sure if I attempted to do this last year or not... However, I'd like to join as well. I've got 2 ufo's and lot's of other blocks, and leftovers that when put together look pretty snappy! I tend to save the corners that are cut off of other projects, hoping to use them in the future.

    Does anyone else make double sided quilts? 2 in 1, if you will? I do that all the time. It started out because I didn't want to have left over blocks from a project. I always make a few extra and put the best on the front and add the extras on the back. Sometimes the back looks pretty darn cool!
    Go forth and sew!

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    Ok, I took on the challenge today as I was home on a vacation day from work. Pieced the backing to one of my UFOs and sandwiched the top to the batting while crawling on the floor. Now all that needs to be done is to quilt and bind it. Whew. Maybe I should piece the backing of my other UFO but then again....maybe not. Complete the one I'm working on for January.
    Thanks for starting this board for motivation.

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    I'm joining in also. I have 6 baby tops that were pieced by other people that need to be sandwiched, quilted, and bound. Then there are 4 tops to be made from my mother-in-law's stash. (Someone else will quilt and bind those.) I also have several WIPs to finish as tops for my church group or for me to quilt/bind.

    Connie

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    She is a keeper & beautiful at that.

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