2020 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 fifth 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 only finished one quilt on my list. Those UFOs (some of which have been on my list since the very beginning of this challenge) need to move from their storage containers and into the finished quilts pile. It’s a new decade, so I’m serious about finishing these this year!

My UFO Challenge List:

  1. On the Bright Side quilt
  2. Sew Hometown quilt
  3. Superhero quilt
  4. Baby quilt
  5. [empty — will work on another UFO project]
  6. [empty — will work on another UFO project]
  7. [empty — will work on another UFO project]
  8. [empty — will work on another UFO project]
  9. Solstice quilt
  10. Lost Ships quilt
  11. Feathered Stars
  12. Grandma’s antique quilt

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.

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