Banish those U.F.O.’s {quilting challenge accepted!}

The local quilt guild that I belong to has started a new challenge for 2014 called “10 in 10”.ย  We were each asked to list 10 UFOs (unfinished objects) that we would like to get completed in 2014.ย  Some people aren’t like me and didn’t have 10 projects that they once started and never finished…can you imagine?!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  So, this list can also include a project that you bought either a pattern and/or fabric for, but just never cut into.ย  It can also be for other sewing related crafts (cross-stitch, embroidery, crochet, knitting, etc.)

Then at each month’s meeting they will draw a number between 1 and 10 and you have until the next month’s meeting to finish that project from your list.ย  Here is my list.

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And at our meeting last night, they drew number 10.ย  So I need to get that Swoon quilted and bound before February 18th!ย  I love this challenge and think it is a fantastic way to help us all banish those UFOs!!!ย  (Not to mention there are great prizes available for those of us who get these projects done on time :))

If you have a lot of UFO’s hiding in your sewing room, feel free to make your own list of “10 in 10” and I will share which number is selected each month here on the blog.ย  Maybe we can help motivate you to finish up some projects as well.

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14 thoughts on “Banish those U.F.O.’s {quilting challenge accepted!}

  1. Count me in. Unfortunately, I have more than 10 UFO’s. Gift quilts seem to take priority over those I want to do for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • We are considering a UFO project at our quilt guild for the summer months. I would like to know how your guild is handling this.

  2. I just couldn’t operate like that…having lots of UFOs is too annoying and puts too much stress on a person. Yes I have heaps and heaps of stash but I think you get a flow happening when you do repetitive cutting and sewing so you work faster so get each quilt done more quickly ultimately. Does anyone else agree with me or am I just being irritating here? I do plan another quilt in my head as I near completion of my current project and it can be distracting but I worry if I start that new idea I shall join your UFO club. Nope, just not me. Gotta get that quilt top finished and make it’s binding immediately but I’ve got only so many curved basting pins. . .

      • I recognised early on in my I quilting journey, as a long time lover of fabric color and patterns that there was the potential to become crazy and obsessive…and I have become that with collecting a stash – BUT ! alas, one has to reflect on oneself and exercise restraint and self discipline. Anyway it is costing a fortune so that always sits there as a mental reminder. I am starting to think how good it would be to be like our major quilt bloggers who are confident enough to get to that stage and have fabric designers/manufacturers, to sponsor them so these people/entities provide the lively fabric ranges for their quilting fun !

  3. I work better with multiple projects going on at the same time. It gives my brain a chance to rest or figure out glitches when I switch. I have made myself a Finish a long list to accomplish for the first quarter of the year.

  4. What a great idea, could be just the thing to help me finish my UFOs. I too am easily distracted and like to work on small projects while working on a quilt. I will write my list and keep an eye on your blog.

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