Thursday, December 6, 2012

November 2012 NewFO Challenge

I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to get back into blogging mode!  I know it has a lot to do with the amount of travel I've been doing - how do the traveling teachers/bloggers like Bonnie Hunter do it?  They must wear a Superwoman shirt under their sweaters is all I can figure :*D  And I'm off again tomorrow, but just until late Saturday, and then hopefully I'm home for a while!

I'm so glad Barbara at Cat Patches leaves her linky party open for the NewFO Challenge for a week!  I'm sliding in just under the wire :*)  I'm crossing all my fingers, toes, eyes - you name it and I'm crossing it! - hoping to win one of her lovely pins she is giving out for gifts to the winners this year.  If you haven't seen them, hop on over - they're too cute!  So of course I want one :*)

I do want to share one win that I have to admit I am very late in blogging about.  Carrie over at A Passion for Applique picked my entry to name her newest quilt.  It was made from the book, Hop To It by Edyta Sitar, and I suggested "Afternoon in Wonderland" because she used very soft shaded colors and the center block featured an adorable white bunny!  As the winner, Carrie sent me her book and 3 really wonderful pieces of green batik to use for my own Hop To It quilt!  Thanks so much Carrie!!!  :*D

I have been so busy running around the countryside this past month that I didn't really get to sew very much.  I certainly didn't have time to start new projects, but as you know I just couldn't resist starting Bonnie Hunter's Mystery, Easy Street!  Here's my first completed 4-patch!!!  TaDa!!!

Ain't it cute?

So, yes, I did get busy and finish up all the 4-patches :*D  I pinned them in sections of 10 as Bonnie suggests to make them easy to count....

I finished these up and then started on Clue #2 yesterday.  I cut all the HST's and purple strips with my Sizzix die cutter, which made that part of the process so darn quick & easy!

All Clue #2 pieces cut and ready to be sewn into colorful little flying geese!

Tonight I'm trying to get those flying geese sewn up so I will be caught up when Bonnie releases Clue #3 in the morning, but I'm not sure I'll get them all done.  At least I won't have too much to do to catch up when I return home Saturday.  I'm excited to see what Clue #3 is going to be! =^..^=

I'm also excited about the 2013 NewFO Challenge already!


Click HERE to find out what Barbara has planned and join in the fun!!!

I'm building my 2013 NewFO list and so far I have 15 projects and only 12 months - uh oh!!!  But never fear, I'll have them whittled down to 12 by January ;*)  Hope to see your projects there too!

Hugs & Blessings,


  1. I don't know about Bonnie being a superwomen, but YOU are a close 2nd. All that traveling and you still are ahead of me on Easy Street! I've got step 1 completed and had to borrow a ruler to start step 2 (tonight I plan to get some cut, but know I won't be finished by morning for #3.

    Your winning quilt name and prizes you received are wonderful. What a lucky and smart girl you are! Naming quilts is one of my hardest things to do. Have a safe trip this weekend and maybe I'll catch up soon.

  2. Very cute, Teresa. A lot of people are making this quilt.

  3. Lucky woman! Nice name suggestion--I can see why you won.
    Great job on Easy Street--you'll be caught up in no time.

  4. You have been gallivanting about, but I'm sure it has been fun!! Your "Easy Street" is looking great!


  5. Good work on getting so far on your Easy Street quilt! I'd be so far behind if I was making this one... Whoop whoop!!

  6. One of my other bloggy friends recently finished her hop to it! Crafty Musting. I think!

  7. Your patches look fantastic. Clue 4 is nearly here – woo hoo!


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