They have a form on the website for you to download & fill in with your UnFinished Objects. They pick a random number from 1-12 each month, and whichever project you've added to that number on your form, that's the project to work on that month (January is NOT 1, Feb is not 2, etc.) Follow instructions at www.allpeoplequilt.com/resolution for a productive year of quilting!
I started a list of projects in 2000, when I realized I had more unfinished quilts than finished ones. It was a basic list comprised of 1. the nameof the quilt (what I called it) and, 2. what to do to finish it. When I completed it, I added MM/YY. VERY basic! But I kept it in my sewing basket & updated it as I finished quilts. As I added UFOs, I added the start years so I would know how long I'd avoided finishing them... because let's face it, they remain unfinished NOT because we want to finish, but because there's something stopping us from it.
My daughter's Rose Baskets quilt has remained a finished top, yards of backing fabric and fabric for binding, all wrapped up in a white sheet for 17+ years. The quilt is pieced baskets with needle-turn appliqued flowers & a vine border all in pinks and greens. She has not been a pink & green girl since she was 2. And I put so much work into it, I want the quilting to do it justice--but I still don't feel like I could quilt it right. So it sits, waiting for my quilting skills to catch up with the quilt.
I have a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt top in actual 1930's flour sack fabrics by (probably) my Great Grandmother which is 90% complete. There are 3 or 4 completed blocks not sewn to the quilt, a handful of cut hexagons, a metal template and enough fabric to complete another 5 or 6 blocks. I open the box every 3 years or so, look through it, refold it and close the box. Can't finish it: Could my handwork match hers? What would I do with it if I finished it? With fabric that old, would it even stay together to quilt it? It's always been too scary to finish.
But those 2 projects are numbers one and two on my list! This is the year to try. I have 17 major projects, + Pat Sloan's Children's Literature year-long Block of the Month, + a Modern Quilt Quilt-Along.
I may not finish them all, but I'll try my hardest. I can get so much accomplished when I have a goal, and this year's goal is to rise to the Challenge!