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Thread: UFO Challenge of the Month 2012

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    How do you sign up for the Challenge/Adventure? I want and need to be a part of a Challenge like this. I have so many UFOs, I have to do something. Need motivation! Help!

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    I'm in! I have a couple large projects and several small projects that need to be finished! Shame on me ---- Will provide history WHEN I do complete the two bigger projects!!!
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    Me too! Me too!

    I already have a list of UFO's. Since the downturn of the economy, my husband and I have been cutting back lots. My quilting has become finish whatever I've started, then make the ones I bought everything for but not started and don't buy anything except what you need to finish a quilt. Plus rotary blades and thread!

    My UFO list right now is at 20, I know they're a couple more. As to ones that I've bought fabric for, with patterns, the number is around 30 more.

    I won't even start on how many patterns I've bought to do. But no fabric. The not-buying plan includes no patterns, books, tools etc.

    My first UFO is a square in a square quilt. My aunt hand pieced the blocks long ago. I've got them sandwiched in sets of 4. I am ready to join and QAYG. It is my way of sticking with our economy plan.

    I'm trying to do as many as I can with QAYG or tying. I've spent a lot of money on having quilts quilted for me. I hand quilt ones I think are "worthy" of that kind of devotion and time.

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    Quiltermomma, Wow, I thought I had a lot of UFOs with over 40, but I think maybe we should crown you QUEEN of the UFO. Good luck this year on getting some out the door.

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    I have never been in a challenge. This sounds fun! I have many UFOs. Too many. All stages. Can I start right now or do I have to wait until January 1, 2012?
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    Any UFO you have!

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    OK, I'll join in. My DH is in rehab with knee replacement right now so I have no time to make the presents I started or didn't even get started on!

    Is it any UFO? Because I have some purses in various states that need to be completed as well as some quilts.
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    No official sign up or list. Just consider yourself a member and post throughout the year, if you can!

    Quote Originally Posted by terriequilts View Post
    How do you sign up for the Challenge/Adventure? I want and need to be a part of a Challenge like this. I have so many UFOs, I have to do something. Need motivation! Help!
    Nothing's a mistake. It's a learning experience. Some experiences, you learn more than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I have never been in a challenge. This sounds fun! I have many UFOs. Too many. All stages. Can I start right now or do I have to wait until January 1, 2012?
    I've started! This thread inspired me, and I was desperate to do some sewing after several weeks without, so I'm working on the wall hanging that's just been waiting for me to deal with threading in the ends and other finishing touches. I thought I'd finish it today, but have noticed a small problem I need to fix, so maybe tomorrow!

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    I'm just finishing my last Christmas project today, then need to clean up my sewing area some what, just enough that the spare bed can go in there for my Christmas house guest. After holidays will need to really dig out that room to find all my UFO's LOL (that is on my new years resulation list) Then I will start my UFO's just not enough hrs in the day this year Happy Holidays to all!! will see you in 2012!!

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    Count me in. I only have a few. But I would love to get them all done next yr.

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    I am in with 17 UFOs (only 2 of the 17 count as WIPs). My challenge is that I have a UFO starter (an Accuquilt studio)that I absolutely love. Trying to finish a WIP by 12/31 to start the new year with only 16! That would make 2 UFOs completed this year and 1 UFO started this year. Doing the math that's only 1 net completion for the year! Time for a change in game plan.
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    I've finished one! See the 2011 thread for a picture. So that's one less for next year. I'm now going to gather all my ufos together, count up, and put all but one out of sight in crates under the bed - having them all piled up in my sewing room isn't helping me to focus.

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    ..and the total is 15 ufos plus 5 projects not started. A lot of them are finished tops that I've never quilted because I've had such fights with my machine when I've tried to quilt that I got disheartened. I guess it's back into battle...

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    Well, I went through some of my old totes and came up with a total of 14 UFO's, one is a WIP, the rows are ready to be sewn together, but I am counting this one as I am losing interest in the project. There are 3 hand pieced and quilted, one of them is a whole cloth queen size quilt, so I will work on that one at least once a week. I am psyched, this thread will help motivate me. Here's to the finished product!!!

    How about we post a picture as we finished the UFO's?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    I am up for the UFO 2012. Do we sign up somewhere. I think I have 10 UFOs, 3 of them are hand pieced and quilted, so they will take much longer.
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    I'm in again. I didn't get very far last year but I am tired of all the clutter! I'm not sure how many I have but I have enough to be here that's for sure. Wish me luck!
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    OMG, now I know why my "little" paper piece wall hanging is a UFO. All those little bitty paper pieces to remove, ugh!! I will finish it, I will finish it, I will finish it after I have a large glass of wine. Maybe 2 glasses of wine. Are there any hints to remove itsy bitsy paper pieces? Please????
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    I think I'll try to do this...don't know how many I have, but it's plenty! Gotta finish with Xmas, then will start gathering while also trying to clean up the mess in the room from the year...

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    Maybe this is what I need to get me going....will give this project a whirl!!!

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    I have a question, I have 10 sets of 4 placemats started last Christmas, would that count as 1 UFO (placemats), 10 UFO's (10 sets) or 40 UFO's (individual), either way, my nieces Cross lap blanket is first on my list and then the placemats
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    I think South Carolina needs to be represented...so, Count me in. And no, I'm not going to "list" all mine. It would take tooooooo long, however, sounds like a wonderful and fun way to start the new year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    OMG, now I know why my "little" paper piece wall hanging is a UFO. All those little bitty paper pieces to remove, ugh!! I will finish it, I will finish it, I will finish it after I have a large glass of wine. Maybe 2 glasses of wine. Are there any hints to remove itsy bitsy paper pieces? Please????
    Do you happen to have a nutpick? Those little skinny things that came with a nutcracker set. I have one that I use to rub down the stitched line where the stitches are to crease the paper more (with the back smooth curved side of pick) and then use the tip to kind of pry the paper up. I also use the nutpick to guide fabric up to my needle to save my finger from getting sewn, too. Hope that helps but the wine may not hurt either.
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    Glad to see there is now an official thread for this. I'M IN!! I'm really good about piecing tops but I get bogged down in the quilting either because hand quilting takes forever or because I'm still fairly new at doing them on the long arm (1 year veteran). So most of my quilts need the quilting and bindings finished. I am going to have to start one new project for a swap and there will be another new grand child to make a baby quilt for but other than those I think I'll be able to just concentrate on the UFO's. Can't wait to get started!
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    Do we have to sign up for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi65 View Post
    Do we have to sign up for this?
    Nope, just join in the conversation

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    I'm in ! I have a 3 or maybe 4 year old applique Christmas quilt that I have been hand quilting. It's the hand quilting that gets me. Not so quick or enthused about it. But after finding this UFO inspiration, IM DOING IT !!!!!
    Have discovered paper piecing!
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