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!