2018 UFO Challenge

My guess is that most quilters have unfinished projects (or UFOs). Even I, someone who thrives on crossing things off my to-do list and completing projects, has a stack of in-process quilts waiting to be given some time and love. That’s why I’m so excited to start my fourth year of the AllPeopleQuilt.com UFO Challenge!

To me, unfinished projects take up space, cause stress, and block my creativity. I also love the excitement of starting a new project, though, so it’s impossible to keep my to-dos from piling up. The Challenge keeps me accountable and brings renewed energy to some projects that have been sitting around for awhile.

American Patchwork & Quilting‘s challenge is easy: download their project list, write down 12 unfinished projects you want to work on, and commit to making progress. Each month, they choose a random number that corresponds to one on your list. You work on that project all month, posting pictures online using the hashtag #APQResolution. They also have an exclusive Facebook support group in case you need extra motivation or help.

Last year, I finished nine quilts on my list! This year, I decided to leave myself some open spots on my list to allow me room to grow or to finish a project I couldn’t in one month.

My UFO Challenge List:

  1. Superhero quilt
  2. [empty — will work on another UFO project]
  3. Children’s Library Block-of-the-Month
  4. My Grandmother’s antique quilt
  5. Feathered Stars quilt
  6. [empty — will work on another UFO project]
  7. Lost Ships quilt
  8. Solstice Challenge quilt
  9. Scattered Leaves quilt
  10. Hexagon quilt
  11. Quilty Stitches cross-stitch
  12. Aurifil Block-of-the-Month

If you have UFOs, I’d love for you to join me in the UFO Challenge. (Grab all the details here.) I’ll be posting monthly updates of my progress on the blog and want your help keeping myself accountable!

Thanks for joining me for “happy hour,”


I’d love to connect on Instagram! Find me at @lindsmayland.


  1. A friend suggested I check out your website and glad I did. Such cute projects. I’m a beginner quilter and the direction and photos in the tutorials will be a great. Can’t wait to get started. Thank you.


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