Tuesday, December 21, 2010

UFO Challenge

UFO Challenge 2011
December 13, 2010

Many online groups/guilds, as well as real life guilds have UFO Challenges each year. If you’re participating in one of those and wish to do this one too, feel free to deviate from the “rules” here and make it work for you. Really, there are no “rules” but the whole purpose is to end 2011 with less UFOs.
Here’s how this one will work.
Dig out the UFOs! Look under beds, in drawers, in the freezer . . wherever you store hide them.
Don’t overload yourself or set yourself up for failure. Be realistic!
Number the UFOs you want to finish in 2011. Number them 1 – 12. Each month I will draw a number and the UFO that corresponds to that number is the one we will finish in 2011.
If you have way more than 12 and think you can finish two per month, or even just two some months, number those 1 and 1-A and those will be the ones you work on when I pull the number “1″.
If you have a blog, make a blog entry with your UFOs. Photos of the projects are always nice!
Make your blog entry any day you like but I will have a link box up on Friday, December 17. You can add your link any time between then and January 1. If you don’t have a blog, you can still play along. Make your list, pin it to the wall and leave a comment here about your progress each month.
I will add a link on the sidebar for the UFO project.
On the first of each month, I will draw a new number and will add a link box for you to post your progress on the previous month’s project.
This sounds harder than it is. For now, all you need to do is dig out those UFOs, and make a list.
As far as definitions, use your own judgment. Whatever works for you is good for me. We’re not going to get bogged down here with “rules” and there are no UFO Challenge Police on the payroll at Patchwork Times! Here are some loose definitions!
UFO – Anything you’ve started and not finished. Can be something that needs just binding, or it could be something that you’ve only cut out and haven’t even started sewing yet.
Completed Project – For me, it will mean quilted, bound and ready to be given away or used! For others, it may mean the top is finished and ready to go to the quilter as funds are available. Totally up to you!

So with that said up there above, I decided to post my UFO's and write them on paper, put them in a jar and pick one a month. I have more then 12 UFO's with some of them needed a lot of work, some needing very little so I am just going to give it a shot.

Here is my list in random order:
1. Friendship Quilt (only cut)
2. Mel's graduation quilt (15 more squares to go)
3. Duck fleece baby quilt (completed 3/6/2011)
4. Applique quilt (half done, need help with it)
5. #1 antique quilt top (needs fixing and backing)
6. Brown fleece quilt (almost done, hand stitching) completed 1/9/11)
7. Pink rag quilt (needs sewing)
8. 4" square quilt (cut only, needs lots of sewing, back)
9. Knit baby blanket
10. Knit yoga bag (almost done)
11. Japanese fabric quilt (only partly cut)
12. Reversible quilt ( 10 more squares needed, I think)
13. #2 Antique Quilt top (needs mending and backing)
14. Chicken Quilt (just started not all cut)
15. Brown/Purple Quilt (cut needs sewing)
16. Sewing Machine cover Melanie (not even cut, just a thought)
17. Sewing Machine cover for Serger (not cut, just needed)

so here it is, when I finish each one, I will post pictures.


Susan said...

I am glad to see the yoga mat bag on your UFO list, Ellen! 2011 is THE year for you to finish that damn bag!! You go GIRL!!

I also think you should put Melanie's graduation quilt as numero uno- she will be graduating before you know it and you want to be able to relax around her graduation and spend time with your family, not scramble to finish up a quilt!

Judy Laquidara said...

Thanks for joining the challenge. Love the name of your blog!

Dionne said...

Wow, nice list! I'm in the 2011 UFO challenge along with you, but most of my projects hae a great deal of piece work left to do.
I'm looking forward to seeing your progress this year.