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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: 490
Latest Activity: Jan 2

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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Discussion Forum

Christmas Projects

Started by Donna Coppin. Last reply by Irene Gallway Jan 5, 2018. 3 Replies

Christmas Projects

Started by Donna Coppin. Last reply by Donna Coppin Dec 3, 2017. 2 Replies

MAY you get some UFO's finished in MAY!

Started by Connie/KS. Last reply by Connie/KS May 5, 2017. 2 Replies

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Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 17, 2018 at 9:04am
Comment by Judy/WA on December 17, 2018 at 8:44am

Connie - That is very cute and bright. I love the birdhouse and the birdhouse fabric border.

Vilma - I was also a member of the Slacker group. I was such a slacker I never started. I don't take free or next to nothing items either. My motto for my sewing room is more must go out than come in. It is bursting at the seams.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on December 17, 2018 at 8:39am

Connie, I love the bright colors in your quilt.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on December 17, 2018 at 8:38am

Vilma, I am one of those who still have a UFO of Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. Was just thinking about that one the other day wondering where it was hidden.

For some reason, my UFOs like to hide.

Comment by karenthequilter on December 17, 2018 at 8:33am

Vilma, hahah!  I started in Darlene's group that year too - I very ambitiously bought all the fabric for that quilt and then promptly quit after completing less than 4 blocks.  I loved the finished look, but new I'd never finish - that fabric was used in many other projects.  

Yes, I worked at Connecting Threads when I began this group, so I was on the technical end of the group and was able to moderate.  Now I work for Martingale (book publisher) and only moderate this one, fun group!

Comment by Vilma/AR on December 17, 2018 at 5:42am

Wow,  Karen,  I joined on Jan 2, 2009.  I remember the early days when you posted more tutorials on how to post and navigate this group. I think I am one of those that keep on asking the technical questions. 

Then on May 25, 2009, I joined Darlene's Slackers, doing Jennifer Chiaverini's Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.  I did 90 blocks of the quilt and finished it in one year which was the group's timeline.  I wonder how many ladies still have that quilt as UFO?  

I have finished a lot of UFOs over the years and next year will be the year I think I will be ahead.  The last two years has been my most productive years in finishing up my UFOs because of the monthly challenge I have with another group. 

Judy, I have been taking inventory and de-stashing my sewing studio  year for the last two years.  I got rid of the UFOs, fabrics and gadgets that I will not be working on.  That was a very good feeling.  I don't take home things just because they are free or next to nothing.   


Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 15, 2018 at 3:15pm

Congratulations, Connie.  I love your quilt top!

Comment by Connie/KS on December 15, 2018 at 9:34am

Wow....10 years....that's awesome!

I finished several projects this year but have a whole lot more to do. I'll update my list the first of the year. I know I have five laying there that just need binding hand stitched down...I really need to get to that. I put it off because it makes my hand hurt ....LOL

I finished borders on a cute quilt yesterday.....will quilt and bind it after the holidays....it will be gifted to a six year old.

Comment by Judy/WA on December 14, 2018 at 7:51am

Karen - Your list is very organized. I do a new spreadsheet every year. I like how yours in all together. You's better get quilting with that new Sashiko machine lol or you'll have to give yourself the boot.

Comment by karenthequilter on December 14, 2018 at 7:45am

Judy, I'm pretty sure one or two of my ufo's are 10 yrs old (or older).  I just updated my list (it's on my QWU page, click my pic to see it) - didn't get a lot accomplished, but it's nice seeing it, along with what's still waiting for my attention.


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