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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: 5 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 Belle Lewis on December 31, 2008 at 3:05am
Hi there It appears if I keep signing up for these new groups with everything else. i would love to get some finished.
Comment by Judy on December 30, 2008 at 10:33pm
What a nice bunch of ladies ... I just read that Kathy wants to finish one UFO a month! OMGosh, that's incredible and I can only hope to do half that much. I have half a dozen quilts (that I'll admit to) to finish piecing or quilting. Right now I'm hand stippling a quilt ...using a 12" quilting hoop and stitching almost half a hoop a day. It's not hard work ... actually kind of brainless ... but tedious. If I get involved in watching tv, my stitches start to lengthen and I have to take out a few and continue on. My hubby gave me a lovely wrought iron quilt rack for Christmas and I have hung 6 quilts on it and it doesn't look half bad. lol Now I just have to stay focused and finish what I have started ... so I can get another rack. :)
Comment by gottahavemorefabric on December 30, 2008 at 10:18pm
I need this group ! I am embarrassed by the number of UFO's that I have ! I tell myself not to buy anything new to work on, or to start anything new, but then the fabric takes control of my brain. I will have to make my own rules, and I am going to make them public, so maybe I won't ignore them this time.
Comment by Cleary- CieAngel on December 30, 2008 at 2:25pm
Hi, I'm joining this group because even though I plan on getting most of my UFO's finish I never seem to get them done and I'm hoping this will help me. I have to go throu my bins and make a list and post it where I can see it everyday. hopefully this will help. Thanks for letting me join in this.
Comment by Denise Waterfield on December 30, 2008 at 11:43am
I'm also trying to make my fabric stash smaller too. I'm in the process of cutting all of my small pieces of fabric in to "scrap" piles (ex: 2 1/2 " strips, 5" squares, etc.). If I have a fabric for a special project I'm putting it in a large zipper baggie with the pattern. I plan on using the "scrap" piles for scrap quilts.
Comment by Denise Waterfield on December 30, 2008 at 11:40am
Like many of you I want to start the new year off with a resolution to make my ufo pile smaller. I don't think I will ever eliminate my ufo pile. I will settle for a smaller one. I haven't decided how to start. I think I will start with a list and come up with a way to prioritize it. I will be reading your comments on how you handle your ufo's. I'm excited to start on January 1st.
Comment by Connecting Threads on December 30, 2008 at 9:26am
Sounds like we're all in very good company! I love the fact that everyone is willing to make up their own rules and goals, and use this group as a catalyst. As I get my UFO's under control, I'm wondering how to incorporate my unused stash into this group. Any ideas? I feel the need to give myself credit somehow when I use up fabric I own, instead of buying more (even though I'm in the business to sell more!)
Comment by Helena on December 30, 2008 at 8:46am
I have decided that this group is for me. I have been very bad at starting quilting project and not finishing them up. If that is not bad enough i have had several family members whom don't want to finish up a project that they lost interest in give me those too. So last month i decided i have to lower that pile by the end of 2009. This will also help get started on my 2009 Christmas presents. lol. So i have a also a new goal is to learn to machine applique 2 small wall hangings. so but i will not start them till i get this pile down a bit. I am starting to feel like there is too many started and not enough finished. I am working currently on a Paddington Bear quilt for my 15 year old son. Yes i know how old he is but he collects Paddington Bear items along with Hockey and John Deere items. So here is my Plans for 2009.
Comment by Mary Meats on December 30, 2008 at 8:23am
I want to join in on the fun. I have a few UFO's kicking around and I would like to get them taken care of. I love this idea that you have going. Thanks.
Comment by Arlene Parker on December 30, 2008 at 7:45am
This group is calling me as I really want to finish more projects this year in between the QOV tops I quilt and the customer quilts I do. I love the idea of a spreadsheet to list my UFO but am almost afraid to actually put them to paper - WAY TOO MANY - but think I will give that a try since I am having to clean/reorganize my studio this week. Thanks for the idea Jerzy. I too have been trying to not buy fabric but what a challenge when you see so many great pieces; staying home doesn't work as there are too many online sources. Once the studio is back in shape I have given myself a week off of others' projects to do some for myself so am planning to get at least one of my tops quilted - keep me on track please.

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