July 12, 2013

Lazy Bums reloaded

A year ago the Lazy Bums group started on its mission to annihilate as many UFOs (UnFinished Objects) as possible. The concept was to make a list of UFOs and with some games and fun finish one object a month.
The participants duly wrote their lists (and very impressive ones they were) of their UFOs and the journey started.

The assignment was to finish one object a month from the list. At the end of the year a prize (a quilting book from Amazon) was waiting for the happy one who had finished most UFOs, or gathered most points.

The good news is - it worked! The average was 10 finished UFOs/active participant. Ok,ok, so we had an average of 10 because Gi from Gi Quilts did finish incredible 26 projects! Gi is our shooting star!

Just have a look at a few of the beauties! Sorry, can't show you every one; there was such a lot of stunning stuff!

Fright Nite Quilt, front

Can you imagine how desolate the world be without these quilts?

This is the Frite Nite quilt from Nicky, alias mrs. sew and sow.
Love those scary theeth!

Frite Nite, dead side

But if you ask me, the backside is even better. This one is definitely on my to-do list!

Or what about this one? Nicky calls it Spooling around and she blogged about it here.

The Christmas balls are from Amy in the UK. My fingers get kind of itchy and I'm frankly drooling over this one.

And then there are these stars! I'm so much in love with this quilt!

This is one of Gi's quilts. Absolutely stunning isn't it! Look at all those tiny details!

What about my finishes? Yes, I did finish 7 projects. Sadly only 7, but after the Christmas leave I fell off the waggon and didn't find the way up in the saddle again. Busy nursing my gloomies.

But I did finish this brute. Frankly it is my second quilt ever (the first one is still on my UFO list) and I was going to throw it away and only score points for doing nothing. But then, with some kind nudgin from the others I spent some hours ripping some very bad quilting off and renewing the worst parts. And tadaaaa....

A full success! We had a lovely time and lots of fun. But this isn't about us!

Time to start a new round! And we would love to have you join us to spruce things up before we get too moldy.

This year we are only working with a list of 10 items, to keep us better on track. As soon as one object is finished a new one may be inserted on the list, should you wish it.

Every month we have challenges to pep up the motivation and spurn us on. It may be to finish one item with a certain number, the oldest project, a quilt with a specific colour or a seasonal theme. For every finished UFO you get one point and if you finish the challenge you get an extra point.

At the end of the year a prize is awaiting again. This time not for the one who has finished most UFOs, but a lot will be drawn between all the participants who have finished at least 8 objects or gathered sufficient points (12).

Do join us if your UFO pile is growing over your head; your procratination gene should not be allowed to win! If you dropped dead this moment, what would your legacy be? Mourned and sorely missed by 98 UFOs??

It's more fun to get rid of those UFOs in a group than alone. I promise you a lot of fun and just imagine all the treasures you can proudly present at the end of the year. You can sign up here or pop over to Flickr. You find us at http://www.flickr.com/groups/lazy_bums/.

See you there; can't wait for the new round to start!


  1. Can I join even though I'm not absolutely sure if I can make alist of 10 UFOs? I mean realy ones - things I haven't worked on for months ...

    1. Sure join. It is great fun. If you finish all your projects we will lend you some of ours.

  2. Yay for some great finishes, sounds like a fun group!

    1. Why you don't join? It has as much fun as Star of Africa. Waiting for you too...

  3. look forward to making the attempt...

  4. Oh I so need to join this. A list of 10 would be so easy to write up. lol

  5. Ready to start again, with renewed spirit and propose...

  6. Ha ha, great idea! Congratulations to all last years achievers