This year I participated in an online UFO activity where our unfinished projects were numbered, and someone pulled a number out of a hat for us to work on each month. That helped me get seven projects finished, and a few others moved to the next step. But it petered out before the year did. I don't know if anyone else was actually working on their UFOs, and then the person running it seemed to lose interest as well. I did find it helpful, though.
So I've found a similar project for 2017, being run by Judy Laquidara at Patchwork Times. There are quite a few participants signed up already, so I hope this one lasts the whole year!
Our first requirement is to write a blog post showing the UFOs we want to work on, and then link that post to Judy's 2017 UFO list page. This is my list, and here's the link.
1. Berry Delicious - swapped to number 9
Esther Aliu's first free BOM, back in 2008. Mine is Berry Delicious because I included purple as well as red, and has been a top since July 2010. I need to get this one finished by November, as my quilt guild will have a "Red and White" theme to their quilt show this year. This may not count as red and white, but I'm definitely not going to make another red and white quilt between now and then!
2. 36-patch blocks
3. Pentagon Sunflowers - swapped to
4. Easy Street
5. Summer Solstice
6. Wild and Goosey
7. Grand Illusion
9. En Provence - swapped to number 3
No photo yet, as this is Bonnie Hunter's 2016 mystery which I am still working on. But it will most likely be a top early in the year, and I would like to get it finished before Bonnie runs another mystery. I have too many unfinished mystery quilts!
As well as these I have a couple of ongoing projects that aren't really UFOs at this stage. One is a handwork project for doing in meetings, and another consists of blocks which I am making from the scraps of other projects, so I will continue working on them through the year. There are also a couple of other projects I would like to start, but I won't do that until the UFO list is shorter than it is now!
So, I have less than 12 UFO projects to work on at present. If the number 10 is drawn, I will work on my 1, if 11 I will work on 2, and if 12 I will work on 3. That way my oldest UFOs will get 2 months each, and will be that much more likely to be finished.