UFO is defined as not having been touched for at least 6 months (since June 30), OR
was started prior to 2011. For this challenge we will be counting only
quilts, wall hangings, table runners and toppers, or set of 4 place
mats. If you have purchased the fabric and set it aside with a pattern,
or design, even if you have not cut anything yet, that can be a UFO. If there is no pattern, such as a crazy quilt, it must be partially sewn.
There will be 2 stages of completion.
Stage 1: top is completed, including borders.
Stage 2: project is complete including quilting (or tying) binding and any embellishment..
points are awarded according to size equivalents:
size stage 1 points stage 2 points
smaller than crib 10 10
crib (30x45 in.) + 20 20
twin (60x95) + 30 30
double (80x95) + 40 40
queen (86x100) + 50 50
King (106x106) + 60 60
hand quilting will be double the quilting points. Exceptionally detailed quilting and embellishment will get bonus points.
All work must be done by the member with the exception of machine
quilting, (in which case there will be no points for quilting) and with
the exception of block exchanges where an equal number of blocks were
Must be a QCA member. Must provide a picture of UFO at the beginning
of the challenge, if uncut fabric, must have a picture of the pattern
and fabric together. A picture of the completed UFO or Top must be
provided as well. No points unless at least the top (including border)
The challenge runs from Jan 1-March 31. Prizes are gift certificates
to the quilt/fabric store of your choice 1st place $50, 2nd $30, 3rd
$20. (we may have some additional prizes, for different categories.)
If there is any dispute regarding the number of points given, "friend" me with your comments and I will consult another quilter privately, then that decision is final."
Remember this is not a QCA sponsored event, just a contest among friends.
I will tally points weekly.
To enter the contest, go to groups, click on UFO group. and remember to join!
I figured out how to post pictures in the UFO group! Please, when
you post your pictures, put your name first, UFO number and title. For
example I put "Patti's UFO # 1, MQ3" It will be easier for me to sort
to whom the quilt belongs.
How to post picture.
Go to UFO group. (remember to join the group.)
click on media
click on upload
put in title, and written description.
to put in the photo, do not click on the little green film screen.
Even though you save, who knows where it gets saved! Can't find it. To
post the picture click on the top little box that says "specify
file/URL" Then browse and insert. Save.
You can post pictures of up to 5 UFO's to start and not necessarily
in the order you plan on working on them. Or just one at a time. It's
up to you. (if we all posted all our UFOs, we would probably bog down
Remember, to get points you must post both the unfinished UFO and then the finished top, or completely finished quilt.
So many UFOs, so little time - hopefully this Challenge will help me keep on track so I can get at least a few of them done. I'm hoping to work on one of my projects after the Packer Game.
Happy New Year everyone!