How to Finish UFOs

Haunted by UFOs? Melanie has some great insights that might help.

Catbird Quilt Studio

UFO:Unfinished Object; an art or crafting project that was begun but not finished, with some extended delay in making progress toward completion. The creator still intends to complete it, differentiating it from an abandoned project. UFO is a common term in quilting and knitting, but can apply to other creative endeavors such as writing, scrapbooking, painting, etc.

Over the last year or so, I’ve seen a lot more emphasis in quilting blogs on UFOs. Last year was a movement toward “A Lovely Year of Finishes,” complete with a button, goal setting, and linky parties. This year’s version is “One Monthly Goal,” or OMG. I love that these encourage quilters to complete their projects, just as Stashbusters has been doing for years.

But the question often comes up of what to do with projects you DON’T WANT TO FINISH. It just isn’t going to turn out the way you’d…

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3 thoughts on “How to Finish UFOs

  1. Well, my friends send them to me to make into quilts for soldiers and their families. =) There’s always some charity who will take blocks and half-finished quilts and fabric.

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