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Teen 01-04-2020 10:18 PM

I'm in but likely won't add much to our thread tally. I have two completed 2019 tops from prior to my move that need quilting that I'm calling UFO's (shudder) and one incomplete BOM that I had to pack up that needs my attention. Other than that, I will endeavor to finish what I start, which is my motivation for participating in this challenge....and to cheer everyone on and see all the pretties... Good luck!!

Thanks, Conchalea!

cherrybsixty 01-05-2020 06:21 AM


Originally Posted by Judith1005 (Post 8347519)
Cherrybsixty,

Just think of quilting on a smaller level. Maybe, lap size quilts and wall hangings or table toppers. Keep the fabric that really really speaks to you. And, if possible, store your stash with a family member, friend or storage unit. Or, if your a scrappy quilter, Keep a 6" strip by WOF from anything that speaks to you. You can always cut down.

Only buy what you need for one project at a time. Think of the store as your storage unit. And, you will never get tired of the old stuff. There will always be something new.

My DH pointed out to me that if we down sized, I could no longer quilt. I sure did give him a dirty look. I told him No, I could quilt, just on a much smaller basis. I would keep my very favorite machine, tools and fabric and sell the rest. Where there's a will, there's a way.

Good Luck.

Thank Judith1005, I will keep your kind suggestions in mind as I am sorting and packing what I can. I just may leave some things here in a storage that my other daughter maintains the families heirloom. I plan to donate a lot of my things to shelters or charitable organizations, but I love your suggestion on the six inch WOF. Have a good year and I hope you are able to clear up as many of your UFO projects. My daughter did say I need to pear down my hobbies to one. Maybe so

cherryb

zozee 01-05-2020 07:25 AM

I’m in! Thanks for hosting, Conchalea.

For added incentive, can we add a Group Tally Goal per month? I found that gave me an extra push to feel I was contributing to “the community”. There were many binding stitches happening at 11:00 pm on the last day of some months!

Maybe an annual goal of 220 for the group, divided into monthly goals, with higher tallies in the first 9 months (before holidays)?

Anybody else favor this idea? I’d be happy to do the work of setting group goals and counting finishes on the 2nd or 3rd of the month.

oksewglad 01-05-2020 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by Sherryquilts (Post 8347696)
Good for getting those things finished!! I did get 5 done last year, but I know I started more that 5 new ones! I definitely will NOT be posting my total number of UFOs... I'm pretty sure the number would scare me. I've done Bonnie's mystery for the last 6 years and I have finished each of them at least by the end of February, it is nice to have at least one that doesn't slide into a UFO lol

If I recall the last Bonnie was a show winner for you! Looking forward to this year's finish.

oksewglad 01-05-2020 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by Teen (Post 8347704)
I'm in but likely won't add much to our thread tally. I have two completed 2019 tops from prior to my move that need quilting that I'm calling UFO's (shudder) and one incomplete BOM that I had to pack up that needs my attention. Other than that, I will endeavor to finish what I start, which is my motivation for participating in this challenge....and to cheer everyone on and see all the pretties... Good luck!!

Thanks, Conchalea!

And it's fun to see other's quilts and hear why they disappeared into UFO land and then hear how they re-emerge and come to life.

oksewglad 01-05-2020 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by zozee (Post 8347805)
I’m in! Thanks for hosting, Conchalea.

For added incentive, can we add a Group Tally Goal per month? I found that gave me an extra push to feel I was contributing to “the community”. There were many binding stitches happening at 11:00 pm on the last day of some months!

Maybe an annual goal of 220 for the group, divided into monthly goals, with higher tallies in the first 9 months (before holidays)?

Anybody else favor this idea? I’d be happy to do the work of setting group goals and counting finishes on the 2nd or 3rd of the month.

Yes I too like this idea. I'm one who likes to "count" my achievements, whether it's quilts finished or stash fabric used. Happylab, how do you feel about zo taking the time to add up the totals for us? If she's okay with it, I say "go for it" zo...

grann of 6 01-05-2020 09:04 AM

Well, I finished up the flannel brick quilt top, and it is prepped and ready for the longarm. Now I am rewarding myself by starting one of my kitted stashbusters. I am going to alternate between UFOs and stashbusters. The reward for completing a UFO will be to start on a fun new project, and it will be worked to completion.

grann of 6 01-05-2020 09:12 AM

Go to it Zozee. I am working on keeping a journal to keep track of my projects and yardages. Don't know how long it will last.

rryder 01-05-2020 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by zozee (Post 8347805)
I’m in! Thanks for hosting, Conchalea.

For added incentive, can we add a Group Tally Goal per month? I found that gave me an extra push to feel I was contributing to “the community”. There were many binding stitches happening at 11:00 pm on the last day of some months!

Maybe an annual goal of 220 for the group, divided into monthly goals, with higher tallies in the first 9 months (before holidays)?

Anybody else favor this idea? I’d be happy to do the work of setting group goals and counting finishes on the 2nd or 3rd of the month.


Yes, I like this idea. It really helped me focus on getting things finished when I felt like I was contributing to a group goal.

Rob

Belfrybat 01-05-2020 11:55 AM

I'm in again, and this year hope to keep up with the group. Although not posted on here, I did get around 15 UFOs finished that were left from the previous year, and made around 8 more from scratch. All throw quilts. I don't have as many this year - probably around 10 or 12 - and some of those are small wall hangings. I use the Project at a Glance form, so will fill it out and post sometime this week. Some of my UFOs are in the storage room and I'll have to dig them out.
I am in favour of a group tally. We started doing that last year and it was helpful.


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