2020 UFO Challenge

Old 09-01-2020, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rryder View Post
Last night After a fierce battle, the big butterfly made it clear to me that it was not interested in being an Aug. finish ... however, I think I may emerge victorious in September...
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Anyone else giggling at the thought of a fierce battle with a butterfly?
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Old 09-01-2020, 04:08 AM
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I have the total August UFO count- 8! I forgot the vintage cats in my earlier count. Some August finishes have already left the building. 1. A friend took an unfinished top 2. Her husband claimed Plaid Lad, in first greens & browns 3. Ziggurat, layered in a fashion that made me think of Mayan pyramids (which are actually called ziggurats) 4. Strawberry fields, mostly pinks 5. Flower Power, orange & pink flowers with same color solids in a rail fence pattern 6. Prairie Points, a really long, narrow center of around the world. I think the daughter ran out of that fabric collection since we didnt find anymore of it. K will use it for a table runner for her 8-ft table 7. Autumn Star, just completed yesterday. Maroon & red stars on a patterned background. 8. The vintage cats.
I have pictures on my phone which I must transfer to my computer before I can upload. They're too large on my phone & have to be resized.
We have 3 tops left! There are also several separate blocks we plan to put into another quilt. So we still have work to do.
In all, we've completed 25 UFOs since the middle of June. It's certainly kept us busy & out of the heat.
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Old 09-01-2020, 05:02 PM
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Woah, doggy is that a lot for one month! Wondering what our total is for the month of August? We will find out soon, I am sure.
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Old 09-02-2020, 02:26 AM
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I went back in the posts to August 1, & I think we had 19 UFO finishes for the month. That's not a final count, but it's probably close. So good job! It was too hot here to be outside, so staying inside was a great time to work on quilts. It finally started raining here yesterday, after 6 weeks of no rain at all. We went from zero to flash flood watch in 7 hours! Our watch lasts for 26 more hours unless it escalates. So now the rain is an excuse to stay in & sew!
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Old 09-03-2020, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
last night i decided to make a minor readjustment of furniture in my sewing room. The cutting area was cluttered before i started...now it's not and now to keep it that way. To reward myself i sewed the binding down on 3 long time ufo potholders! A 15 minute job and some extra space in my space...well a little extra space!
Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
here's the rwb rail fence 2 pieced from 2" scrap pieces started a while ago. I figure about 15% of my fabrics are in the center blocks, the remaining scraps of others. I pulled most of the strips from the 2" bin and cut a few of the gold pieces from larger scraps. It will be passed to the local qov group for finishing and considered a finish for me. Now to finish up the red dye disaster quilt!
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finished 2 comfort quilts. Tried to add pic, no success. Will try again later.
Originally Posted by cherrybsixty View Post
well, i said the other day that i was here for the conversation, the apron making that i'm getting completed were cut-out years ago, one of them was cut out in 2013 and the other one from 2018, now that one i have finished and i'm working on the 2013. It's a gem, all silver and glittery. It's going to make some girl smile, for sure. Taking my time with that one, cause i want to stir some attention with it.

That all the conversation i can stir up this evening, so y'all stay safe

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just finished another comfor quilt 40" x 50" tomorrow is collections at guild.
Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
the red dye disaster quilt top is now finished. Yeah...i thought i would be done...not sot fast. I guess i am going to be the long armer for the 2 rail fence quilts flimsies i have finished for our local qov. Got the backing for the first one today (post # 1054) and will see what i should use on the red dye disaster quilt on tuesday when i got to work. I might use yardage instead of wide backing.
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my single august finish!

The quilt:
the true origin of this quilt is lost in the sands of time, but somehow, someway, i obtained a set of thangles in a very odd size (1.75" finished), drew out a whole lot of 4x4 hst patterns on graph paper, obtained a set of vibrant food-focused fat quarters, and started putting together blocks utilizing all of the above.

why it became a ufo: for years and years, this project was my "ender/leader" project. A thangled strip would sit there next to the machine, ready to start and end any set of strip piecing i happened to be working on. Ever so slowly, by dribs and drabs, the blocks started getting done, but sometimes i would put them aside and use other projects for enders/leaders, so even that method of continuing this quilt was stalled.

why i finally finished: this poor thing had suffered long enough. At the point of my 2020 ufo push, it had most of the blocks complete, a few forlorn strips sitting in the box waiting, some backing fabric ready...it was time to just get 'er done. So i went ahead and put together the last couple of blocks, then started putting them together. I liked the idea of the silverware pattern as cornerstones, but looking at it now, i wish i had used one of the brighter pieces. I wish i had made four more blocks and made the quilt one row longer. But i do love the border! That really brought it together. The quilt needed something to give it a wow factor, too, because the blocks themselves...eh. Having worked on this quilt for years, the blocks are constructed with vastly different levels of competence, from nightmarishly amateur to pretty sparkling, but hopefully no one will look too closely at the seams and such.

I had the most devil of a time quilting the thing. My machine, very recently fully serviced, just would not act right. Thread kept breaking, despite multiple fixes attempted. I grabbed my machine's registration card and realized that i got it in 2007. Is 13 years old long in the tooth for a janome 6600? Do i need to start thinking of a new machine?

the quilt's fate: i gave this one to some friends of mine who like to provide food at our gatherings. They loved it!

Still five quilts on my ambitious list...
Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
i have a finish to add to the august count! Finally completed the binding on this quilt, pieced in 2014 and quilted at the beginning of the year. (actually, i'm jumping the gun a bit, as i still have to wash it, which i plan to do in the morning.)
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good morning all! (well, it's morning here, lol)

i have a finish!! Finally done with my christmas tree skirt - yay!

Copying quossum's report style (because i find the approach interesting, albeit my content may be less so...)

quilt origin - i've wanted to make a christmas tree skirt pretty much since i started quilting in the late 90s. It took until maybe 2-3 years ago for me to actually start one (not too sure on exact start date). I love the carpenters star block, and knew i wanted to do a massive one for this project.

why it became a ufo - my quilting time has been rather stop-start for the past few years, and i would pick it up again in late nov/early dec thinking "must get that finished this year", do a bit, christmas would arrive and leave, and i'd put it aside thinking "i'll do it for next year"... In all fairness this is my 'newest' ufo - the others i have are all working on a decade plus of neglect, lol. It's not as if this is the most difficult project i've attempted, which is possibly part of the issue, in that i would think i'll fly through finishing it and then.... Not.

why i finally finished - i'm actually positively trying to put aside time for quilting the past couple of months (well, since the virus lockdown really) since i know it is good for my mental health. It was at 'top put together, but not quilted yet' stage. Since i handquilted it (which i'm rather proud of) it took a little longer than it might have, but it is now finally all done.

quilt's fate - being put with the christmas decorations to be used round our tree this year!

Hope the photos post...
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Originally Posted by conchalea View Post
i have the total august ufo count- 8! I forgot the vintage cats in my earlier count. Some august finishes have already left the building. 1. A friend took an unfinished top 2. Her husband claimed plaid lad, in first greens & browns 3. Ziggurat, layered in a fashion that made me think of mayan pyramids (which are actually called ziggurats) 4. Strawberry fields, mostly pinks 5. Flower power, orange & pink flowers with same color solids in a rail fence pattern 6. Prairie points, a really long, narrow center of around the world. I think the daughter ran out of that fabric collection since we didnt find anymore of it. K will use it for a table runner for her 8-ft table 7. Autumn star, just completed yesterday. Maroon & red stars on a patterned background. 8. The vintage cats.
I have pictures on my phone which i must transfer to my computer before i can upload. They're too large on my phone & have to be resized.
We have 3 tops left! There are also several separate blocks we plan to put into another quilt. So we still have work to do.
In all, we've completed 25 ufos since the middle of june. It's certainly kept us busy & out of the heat.
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Concelea, you are not only remarkably productive, but you can count! 19 it is for August! And that makes 157 for 2020! Congratulations to all of you who did August finishes!👏

We can do 20 in September. I know we can. Letís just put the pedal to the floor and do it💪
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:31 PM
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Thanks for the totals krisb! We can keep this up!
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Old 09-03-2020, 05:03 PM
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Rats, I thought I had finished a UFO this month. Well, back at it again for September. I finished three quilts but all were from stash and noted in the Moratorium Thread. How is it that days move on so quickly?
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Old 09-03-2020, 05:26 PM
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Great totals for August.

WMUTeach: I have been wondering how days have been moving so fast too. Funny thing is, like most of us, I have been home way more this summer than many past summers and I’m wondering why I still haven’t finished my UFOs. 🤷‍♀️ I guess it’s more fun starting and finishing new quilt tops.

I hope to get a quilt top finished this month that recently went from my WIP pile to UFO. The class finished just a year ago. I use the year mark to move projects from the WIP or neglected stage to the UFO category.

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Old 09-03-2020, 06:41 PM
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Wow, 157 finished UFOs! Thanks, Krisb. That's just 3 shy of averaging 20 per month. With the stay at home situation since early March, we have had to do something with our time. I'm impressed with this group's productivity. Keep it up! We still have 1/3 of the year left to sew UFOs.
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Old 09-04-2020, 06:51 AM
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Conchalea, so true that 'stay-at-home' movement put me in motion to working on new projects, but I didn't touch any of my UFO's at the time. But, now that I am getting settled into my new sewing space I really want to work on some of those UFO's. Maybe this weekend with the Virtual Quilting Weekend in action I can pull at least one out

Good numbers everyone and beautiful finishes

Stay safe everybody

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