Since I'm linking up with Barbara at Cat Patches for her 2013 NewFO Challenge this year, that means 12 new projects started this year - yikes!!! I have no illusions that all 12 will get finished either LOL!!! So, I thought it might be a smart idea to make some effort to finish up a few UFO's - right? I learned from last year that it's just not possible for me to complete one UFO a month, especially since most of them are less than halfway done - some barely started. I decided to set a more reasonable goal of finishing up no less than 6 UFO's this year. Of course, my happy Rainbow Pineapples will count as the first completion.
For my next UFO, I decided to pick something that would serve as a great sit-n-sew project. For me, a sit-n-sew project needs to be portable - not too many different fabrics, complicated techniques, or exotic tools! - and it needs to be machine pieced. I chose Starry Night, a quilt I began as a BOM from a LQS back in 2007. This is what the quilt should look like when I complete it.....
|Photo from Starr Design Fabrics, Inc|
|This is my Block #1 completed|
I have six blocks completed - here are few more of them, just for eye candy :*)
I'll keep this box ready to grab whenever I go to a sit-n-sew or retreat and work on it until it is completely assembled. I managed to get half of another block done at our Guild Sit-n-Sew last Thursday!
I'm also working on the Curve it Up QAL with Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful and her sister, Helen from HGMR Deco Quilting blog. One of my Get It Done objectives was to catch up on these QAL blocks. Here are the two most current completed blocks, #5 & #6....
|The Curved 9-Patch|
They've released 3 more new blocks in the QAL since then - Yikes!!! And Jenny's had a baby too - which really makes me a slacker LOL!!! But I was so far behind on these when I set that goal last month - 4 blocks behind. Since I've done those 4 blocks this month, I'm going to count that goal as DONE!!! Then I'll put getting the next 3 done on my March Get It Done list.
These blocks are a lot of fun to make. They challenge me to pay attention and to think differently about how I piece. They are so original! I never feel as if I'm making a block I've ever made before, and I really like that. I'm just hoping my fabrics will end up playing well together and making a beautiful quilt overall. I'm going to have concerns about that until they are all together I'm afraid.
Of course, these projects join my newest NewFO, Cool Cats, and my current applique project, The Blue Collection, as well as a couple of embroidery projects for times when hand stitching is the perfect activity! You can click on their names to see what they are all about if you like :*D
So what's cooking on your Design Wall?
Is it Ocsar worthy LOL???
Hugs & Blessings!
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