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UFO Challenge

The Challenge

Every year my guild hosts a UFO challenge. UFO stands for UnFinished Object. It refers to all of those projects that we started, but have somehow fallen aside as our priorities shifted.

I declared two projects for my guild’s UFO challenge this year. But it really got me thinking. As I started making a mental list of my projects, I realized that I have so many UFOs. It seems that despite my best intentions, I’m much better at starting projects than finishing them. Or else they’re multiplying in the closet when I’m not looking.

Can you relate? If so, this challenge is for you. I invite you to join me in tackling those UFOs. Think about what you would like to have accomplished four months from now. It’s up to you if you want to finish your projects, or just move them along a bit. There’s a link-up at the bottom of this post so we can all see what you’ll be working on. At the end, we’ll have another link-up to celebrate our accomplishments.

Personally, I’m planning to complete four UFOs in the next four months (gulp). I could certainly use your encouragement along the way!

My Commitment

Clover Table Runner

I started this table runner ages ago because my hubby really likes St. Patrick’s day. Then I stalled because it’s not really my taste. But this is the year! This one is my top priority because I want to be able to enjoy it this March. All I need to do to finish the top is stitch around the applique.

I have four fat quarters to make the back, and the binding is already prepared. I have an idea how I want to quilt it, so I should be able to knock this one out pretty quick.

Wonky Nine-Patch

This is another quilt that I started ages ago. Christmas of 2013 to be exact. It languished because my original plan really didn’t work and I wasn’t sure what I should do with the pieces. Last February I pulled it out and came up with a solution. I finished the blocks, but that’s as far as I got. Now it’s time to finish this quilt.

Fall into a Quilt Along

Fall into a Quilt Along was the most recent quilt along by Partners in Design. It ran last year, and I really love how my top came together. (Psst - another quilt along is in the works. We’ll be announcing the theme and schedule this Tuesday, February 26.)

Since wrapping up the quilt along, I’ve been working on the back of my quilt. I’m trying to use up as many scraps as possible, so it’s really taking a long time! I want to finish this so I can quilt it. I’m pretty slow at hand binding, so I’m ok with just getting through the quilting on this one for now.

Guild Name Tag

Even though this is objectively the smallest and easiest of my UFOs, it’s the one I’m the most nervous about. I’ve been putting it off for years because I can’t figure out what to do with it. People will see me wearing it at guild every month, so it feels like a big commitment.

We all have the same embroidered base for our name tags. I just need to write my name on it and figure out how to finish it. I welcome your suggestions!

Your Turn

Are you feeling motivated? I hope you’ll join me in this challenge. Remember, it’s completely up to you how many UFOs you want to work on and how much you want to do (whether that’s finishing them, or just getting to the next step). I can’t wait to see your projects!

How to Participate

Link up below with some UFOs you would like to tackle. Then take a moment to spread the love. Visit some of the others linking up and leave a comment to encourage them.

Come back June 24-30 for another link-up to share how it went.

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Posted on February 18, 2019 and filed under Quilting, Work in Progress.