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Thread: 2019 UFO Challenge

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    I think I better get on board with this challenge... I have several big UFOs to get quilted: tops. I am only counting those for now, because if I start counting up all the little blocks and pieces that still need to go together, my head might explode. I think I might need to start keeping lists.

    Good luck, everyone!
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    I think I need to join! I'm really good at completing the piecing, but just can't seem to get around to the actual quilting. Don't know why... I have a long arm and do enjoy that process, but seem to dither over the quilting design, or other projects need to be completed for a specific date so they go first. Have some tops that have been aging 5+ years... We have one more Christmas party at the end of this month that I'm making stuff for, but in February I really need to get started on that stack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I think I need to join! I'm really good at completing the piecing, but just can't seem to get around to the actual quilting. Don't know why... I have a long arm and do enjoy that process, but seem to dither over the quilting design, or other projects need to be completed for a specific date so they go first. Have some tops that have been aging 5+ years... We have one more Christmas party at the end of this month that I'm making stuff for, but in February I really need to get started on that stack!
    Me exactly

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    Ask one, PaperPrincess! I also finish piecing a top & then let it languish before sandwiching, quilting, & binding. But I do not want a pile of UFOs so I’ve joined this thread to help keep me going.

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    PaperPriincess, I like your use of "dither". That is me too. I so enjoy making the top but trying to figure out how to quilt the dern thing takes me forever and by then I have started another top because I liked the look of it and .... Well you know where that leads.

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    I pulled out a UFO today to see where I was at with it. I have half the top pieced and pieces cut to put into blocks to finish the top. I have a longer ways to go on this quilt than I thought. Hopefully I won't run into any snags while finishing this thing. At least I remember where I was going with the project.

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    I had a small pile of Jacob's Ladder type blocks that were left over from a quilt I made for my husband. Today I decided they needed to be used. I had to make one more, and add in a star block that was given to me, but I sashed them and they made a nice top that will be a lap quilt for donation. I'll show a picture once I get it quilted. Progress!
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    Good to read that everyone is focused on their pile of projects....good to see some new participants, too. I've been working on my one project in the evenings and almost have the center applique work done.....won't be able to work on much more...I packed up my sewing machine. So glad I kept the original box for that monster. Lol..

    Conchalea....this thread helped me not create UFO's last year so I hope it will do the same for both me again and for you this year.

    I'm cheering you'all on and eager to see some completions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    I didn't participate last year, or I may have started then fallen away. At any rate, I'm on board this year with around 20 started quilts, all the way from just needing borders or quilting all the way down to patterns chosen, fabrics pulled and in project bags. I absolutely love project bags. I have two kinds -- the larger clear bags from Quilt in a Day and smaller 9x12" zippered pouches I get on Amazon. I've decided to also count the strips as UFOs since these are not purchased but cut from quilt leftovers. I figure they will make 4 or 5 quilts. Whew!
    I love those project bags. I can see all kinds of uses for them in my sewing room....not for UFO's, hopefully , but I like to kit fabrics together for future quilt projects. Way cool!! Thank you! I just ordered some.

    Also, I was surfing the web this weekend and came across a UFO challenge by All Peoples Quilt blog. They had a link to a "project list" PDF that could be printed and used for the challenge. Some of you have mentioned making a list so I thought I'd share the link.. The PDF to print is on Step 1...

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    Last edited by Teen; 01-11-2019 at 10:12 PM.
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    Thanks, Teen. That sounds really interesting but the link isn't working for me. :-(

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    Finished the top and back so onto another project. Hunting through the shelves, found a UFO I'd totally forgot. Hung it on the wall. Still isn't talking to me. Think I'll bag it up and go on to another project.

    The top I finished had some piecework done earlier-so it's a UFO. after quilting.

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    Teen, like you I had no UFOs from last year. Part of that ability to complete everything is due to this board. Right now I have a completed top with backing & batting cut & ready. It still needs to be sandwiched, basted, quilted, & bound. The size has me stalled for the moment. I cleared my dining room table to lay it out, then cluttered it again to finish a small wall hanging I made after piecing the big flimsy! So I have to clear it again-hopefully today. The wall hanging was made with all stash fabric & batting-no new purchases required & no UFO created. Success!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl40 View Post
    Thanks, Teen. That sounds really interesting but the link isn't working for me. :-(
    Sorry Pearl...don't know why link isn't working for you. To find the web page, just google 2019 UFO Challenge. It is All Peoples Quilt.
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    It's January and I haven't sewn anything yet. However hard I wish a UFO was finished, how will it get finished if I don't touch it? Maybe it will help if I stop reading all the other threads?

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    [email protected] Ya think? Silly girl..
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    Hi! I'm new here, but I've been a quilter for over 10 years. I haven't gotten much past the beginner stage because I'm very on-again-off-again with quilting. This year I'm hoping to get on again. I'm in the process of moving (I should be packing now instead of goofing off on the internet), so crafting will be on hold until after I get settled into the new place, which I'm hoping I'll be unpacked and ready to quilt by the end of February. It's when I had to pack up these unfinished projects yet again that I decided I'm done moving them around. Also, I attended a small local quilt show earlier this month, which inspired me to get back on the quilting horse! Thanks for having this place to give me a bit of accountability!

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    Welcome, kikajess....! I'm moving, too, in a couple weeks to another state so, yes....you should be packing and not goofing around. Lol.. So glad you've been inspired to pick up quilting again and complete those UFO's. We'll be here for you when you unpack and thread the machine. Good luck on your move..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teen View Post
    Welcome, kikajess....! I'm moving, too, in a couple weeks to another state so, yes....you should be packing and not goofing around. Lol.. So glad you've been inspired to pick up quilting again and complete those UFO's. We'll be here for you when you unpack and thread the machine. Good luck on your move..
    Thank you and same to you! I'm just moving two miles away, but moving is stressful no matter the distance. I'll definitely want some quilt therapy after the move.

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    Welcome kikajess! Good luck with the moving.
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    Wow-ee......This is the year that I work on my UFO's from the past. I have several Saturday Sampler/Block of the Month quilts that are in various stages of completion. I did not sign up for any BOM's this year so I could finish my UFO's. So.......I'd like to join. I will also try to figure out how to take pics off my phone to post. I am really close to finishing one quilt...had to rip out some quilting, requilt that bit and then bind.......soon it will be done!

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    Welcome NoraB... I'm making a big January commitment, too.
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    kikajess, welcome! Give us some pictures when you can. :-) Best wishes for your new home. I hope the neighborhood welcomes you! :-)

    NoraB, I'm trying not to sign up for swaps and BOMs too. It's a struggle for me, because I love to do that. But... on to the UFOs!

    Teen, hahahaha :-p

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    I'd like to join. Hoping to do better than last year. I completed only one last year. Kind of embarrassing as the year before I did better and I was in a walking boot for part of that year. Here is hoping for a better year. While I have the UFOs in a pile, I'm not sure how many are there. This week I will go through and pick one.
    Erin

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    Welcome elly66! Well... life happens. At least you got one UFO done last year! That's better than some of us...

    I have a few donation tops to quilt before my guild meeting Saturday... then I hope to start working on quilting some older UFOs that never got quilted. We'll see...
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    Welcome elly66!!! Pick the most simple and less time consuming finishes first...maybe that will help.

    sewbiz...you always accomplish so much that I am super surprised you have UFO's. Lol.. You are a dynamo and I'm always so impressed with what you can pump out. You got this!!
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