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Karen's UFO Quilt Along

Too many UFO’s? Together we’ll get through those unfinished objects! Free to join. Hosted by Karen.

Website: http://www.connectingthreads.com
Members: 488
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

What this group is about

I don’t know about you, but I have too many things started. Join me in my quest to get finish what I’ve started. The deal is, for every 2 projects I finish, I get to reward myself by starting something new. You can make your own rules, or give the group ideas for new rules as we go. I think it’ll be fun to ask this group for advice on what project to wrap up next, show my progress with photo’s, get motivation from each other when I want to break my own agreement (trust me, I am weak willed when it comes to new projects).

1. No purchase necessary
2. Timeframe: this is an ongoing group with no defined end time.
3. If you are not a member of our Quilt with Us Community yet, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to "Join Karen's UFO Quilt Along" in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join this Quilt Along.
4. Post questions, project feedback, and pictures of your progress.

TUFO - means Tuesday UFO - those of us interested try to make a small dent in whatever UFO we are working on. Tuesday is simply the day the Connecting Threads gals get together to sew and craft...you can make it any day you like, but we got a kick out of the title. Once in awhile we can't make it on Tuesday so we move it to Wednesday - yup WUFO. Report here what you are planning to work on, then the next day, let us all know how you did. Nothing is required, it's just for fun.

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Comment by Edith Lean/Ont. on January 2, 2009 at 5:15pm
I hear lots of gals say they aren't going to buy anymore material until they complete their UFOs or whittle down their stash. OH MY will the fabric shops go out of business LOL (no fear of that) The trick is to try and stay out of the shops, perhaps going into one could be a reward for having finished a UFO.
Comment by Connecting Threads on January 2, 2009 at 12:22pm
Here are comments to Rosarita and Vicky N and Dayleen:

You can count anything you want in this group. Personally, I'd be horribly embarrassed to include my USO's (too many to count and growing ever so rapidly!), so I'm limiting it to UFO's and rewarding myself with USO's :)

Vicky, I think everyone should post their finished work in their own photo album AND here so all members can see them, but our group can applaud!

Dayleen, congrats! Show us what you did!
Comment by Connecting Threads on January 2, 2009 at 8:43am
I'm headed to my mom's in a few hours for a sewing weekend - Fri afternoon and Saturday all day with nothing but sewing (and some time with my dad during breaks). I'm taking my appliqued tablerunner that's well over 3 years old and I'm going to quilt and bind it. I just finished the hand applique a few weeks ago. Of course, ever the optimist, I'm also taking another UFO with high hopes of making progress on two things, but I'll be happy with completing the tablerunner.
Comment by Vilma/AR on January 2, 2009 at 7:18am
I have a lot of USO (un-started objects) does that qualify as UFO, if so, count me in.
Comment by Vicky N. on January 2, 2009 at 7:11am
Sounds like some of you have taken ACTION...will there be a photo gallery of completed UFO's??? That could be very inspiring!!
Comment by Dayleen on January 2, 2009 at 6:15am
You all inspired me to get busy! I was up till midnight, but last night I finished a quilt top that has been pushed aside since October. I also finished a set of 8 coasters for myself (I made a zillion last Christmas for everyone buy me!). Now I need to tackle my 3 unbound quilts, and a tree skirt from 2 years ago that just needs the applique stitching done. My fingers hate to hand stitch - I'm trying to get over that. I also have 8 or 10 'kits' all bagged up and ready to be started. I need to get to those as well and not buy anymore fabric until I get a few of them done. Sew many projects, sew little time! Dayleen
Comment by Sallee on January 2, 2009 at 5:34am
I spent New Year's Day digging out all my UFO's thanks to joining this group. I, too, put them in the 2 gal. ziplok bags. I can see at a glance what is in it and they stack well on my shelves. A friend called while I was doing this and asked if I'd like to go to a quilt retreat in a couple of weeks. Would I!!!! It's at a beautiful retreat center in southern Minnesota and they had 2 cancellations. I just can't wait! I'm not going to take ANY new projects along - UFO's only. Yippee!!!!!
Comment by ekbuckeye on January 2, 2009 at 3:34am
I'm finding so many UFOs while redoing my SR and have been putting the pieces and parts in zip locks. My question is this ... how do I handle situations when something comes along that says "try me - now"? I'm getting interested in the crazy quilting on another board (with lots of tutorials), One Block Wonders, knitting socks, new BOMs, etc.? Help!!!
Comment by PatriciafromCO on January 1, 2009 at 7:36pm
Hey all, in the process of re organizing and making a list. Really like to get back into my log cabin and this looks like the place to be...
Comment by Auntie Em on January 1, 2009 at 2:00pm
I usually stick with the process until the quilt top is finished, but I have a heck of a time actually getting the tops quilted. If it weren't for my quilt guild's annual quilt show, I might never actually finish anything!
 

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