Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January NewFO Challenge

So I had a lot of fun with Barbara's NewFO Challenge in January!  I love the freedom of not having to finish something, to just go with the creative flow and start something new that is buzzing around begging to be started!


Here are some of the quilt projects I had fun with in January-----------


I started the Quilts in Progress wall hanging and got quite a lot done, thanks to spending several days at retreat.  I still have to sandwich & quilt the main quilt, and then make the 3 mini-quilts that hang from the bottom. You can see more details about this quilt here.


I also completed TWO Calendar quilts!  The February quilt - Keep the Heart Truth Growing ..... is quilted and ready for hanging.




The March Calendar Quilt is a completed top, needing only to be sandwiched & quilted to be called done.  I really, really love this little quilt!




I also started a wonderful little stitchery BOM from Jenny Elefantz called Promises and Borders.  


I didn't get as much done on that as I would have liked because I had a few guild projects that took up a lot of my time this month.  I feel pretty confident I will be able to catch up in February.  We'll see =^..^=


One other project that I have not even had a chance to share with you yet is a Rainbow Pineapple quilt.  I've always wanted to make a pineapple quilt using paper-piecing, and I got the idea from SoScrappy's Rainbow Challenge, so I decided at the last minute to make 2 red ones for January and then several pineapples of each color throughout the year.  These blocks finish at only 3.5 inches - aren't they so cute!!!  I'm really excited about this one!  And I used only reds I found in my crumb box too!  Woohoo!!! Even the black is left over from a previous project, so I'm happy to be using it up.




So, what have you started new in January?  What are you just bubbling over to start?  Get busy and start a NewFO in February and then tell us about it over at Cat Patches!  It's not too late!  You can learn more about the 2012 NewFO Challenge by clicking on Barbara's button on the right side of my blog page.


Thanks Barbara for such a fun Challenge!!!


Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
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9 comments:

  1. Wow, LOVE LOVE LOVE the calendar quilts. Stunning! Rainbow blocks are wonderful too.

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  2. I was loving the calendar quilts--then I saw the pineapples. WOW! Those are stunning. I can't get my brain around how small they are. Just gorgeous!! Great job, Teresa!

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  3. Hello, I followed your link for the NewFO challenge and am admiring all your work. I'm curious about your pineapple blocks. Did you have a pattern or make your own? I made a pillow top years ago but can't find my pattern. Anyway, yours are beautiful!

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  4. You have some great 'starts' here. Keep it up!

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  5. Those are tiny pineapples! Very neat. :) NewFO is just too stinkin' fun.

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  6. Love your Quilts in Progress banner. It is turning out really cute. I also really like your calendar quilts. I think I told you before that I really would like to do a set of those some day. I just haven't come across a set that I really love all 12 of them - might have to play with and tweak some at some point. I think those 2 would be in the running.

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  7. Super cute. Perfect way to use up all the little bits!

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  8. Those little pineapple blocks are the cutest things evah! Beautiful calendar quilt and thanks for the link up for the pattern. Now that's amother one on my want to do someday list, I too like to celebrate each seassons with something homemade by quilts, cross stitch or crafty. Jane

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  9. Those little pineapple blocks are the cutest things evah! Beautiful calendar quilt and thanks for the link up for the pattern. Now that's amother one on my want to do someday list, I too like to celebrate each seassons with something homemade by quilts, cross stitch or crafty. Jane

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