Do you have too many UFOs?

UFOs are all those UnFinished Objects – usually quilts and small projects that are hanging around your sewing area, or under the beds, or tucked into closets, or stuffed behind the couch or … well, you get the picture!

Join me in 2023 for PHD in 2023. To join in, you must have at least 12 UFOs you want to complete AND … here’s the clincher, because we don’t want to increase our UFO list, you need to complete EVERY. SINGLE. PROJECT. you start in 2023!

By the way: PHD is quilt-speak for “Projects Half Done.” My definition for the purpose of the PHD in 2023 is every project that was started before January 1, 2023 counts as an UFO and therefore fits into the PHD!

As for EVERY. SINGLE. PROJECT. ???? Well, there are a couple of exclusions … like a BOM that starts in September and won’t finish until the next year or something that it’s impossible to finish before the end of the year.

At the end of each month, there will be a linky party where you can share your PHD in 2023 progress.

Hereโ€™s what you have to do:

  • Select 12 UFOs (or more) that you want to finish in 2023
  • Join, with the linky party (below) and tell us about your UFOs
  • Grab a Template (or make your own) to keep track of your UFOs
  • Plan to FINISH every single quilty project that you start in 2023. And keep track of them. This keeps your UFO list from increasing!
  • You have until January 15, 2023 to officially join in!

You’ll notice that my PHD list has 13 UFOs on it. And I forgot to include the Appliquรฉ BOM that I’m doing for 2023 … that’s OK … I just need to finish 12 UFOs … and it doesn’t matter which 12. Who knows, I might unearth another UFO that is hiding in some obscure place and finish it instead of one on the list …

Here’s a Template

You can Download the Template below and use it to keep track of your UFOs and New Starts.

Linky Party

Here’s the Linky Party for you to show us your UFOs as you begin your PHD in 2023!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

23 thoughts on “Do you have too many UFOs?

  1. I’m in…again. Hoping 2023 is a better year. And I definitely have 12 UFOs (probably double that actually). Thanks for hosting again.

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  4. Hi Gail, do I need to sign up for the children’s applique BOM? I have way too many UFOs to commit to finishing, but I did fully complete some new projects in 2022, so I will drag out a few to work on in 2023, promise!

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  5. I am going to try again and more importantly post what I am doing in the linky party! I don’t know why I have problems with linking up. I just blame it on my age. This afternoon I will be putting together my list and pictures. I can’t wait to learn about the applique BOM. I know I will start that one!

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