I wouldn't miss THIS PARTY for the world :*) What's not to love about permission to start something new and exciting and fun???
I've already declared 2014 to be my year to finish up some very long-term UFO's. That will be my focus, and I'll be working on completing as many of those "dinosaur" projects as possible all throughout the year. But I would wither and die as a quilter if I didn't get to start something new and exciting on a regular basis! Those UFO's are more like "work" at this point, while a new project is definitely more like "play" - and everyone knows that saying about what happens when we are all "work" and no "play" - right? I'm doing this for me, as well as for those who have to live with me LOL!!! You know exactly what I mean, don't you??? Yep, I know you do!!!
This will be my third year joining in on the NewFO Challenge, and I have to admit, I've been pretty bad about actually making the projects I have listed at the beginning of the year LOL!!! This year may be no different, but here goes anyway.....
NewFO To-Do List for 2014:
January - Flannel Rag for me!
I have these really fun flannel scraps that I want to pull together to make a happy snuggle quilt for me, for the mornings when I cuddle up with my Bible and a cup of tea and spend time with my Lord :*) They may not all make it into the quilt once I audition them - and others may be added - but these are my starting point :*)
February - Develop New Design for fabric line
I've been approached by a fabric designer to try my hand at developing a few patterns for her latest line - SEW EXCITING!!!!
March - "A Little Something" Jacket - yes clothes!!!!
This is a pattern I have had now for several years, and the fabric was purchased several years ago as well. It's time!!!
April - Smokey River
I love this Whirligig Designs quilt in these colors! That raspberry zinger makes my heart sing!!! It's designed for Stonehenge fabrics, but I have so many batiks and I've decided they will look wonderful in this quilt!
May - Lost in a Good Book
Back in 2012 I grabbed up some fabrics from Connecting Threads with a Library/Book theme for a song! Since my first love EVER was books, I want to make a quilt that will make me think of my childhood, curled up in the massive old pecan tree in our front yard, reading Little House on the Prairie and somehow finding sanity in those pages :*) This is planned to be a simple quilt, with a panel-type center medallion out of the fabric on the far right, and some simple borders around it. I'm hoping I stick with that plan!!!
June - Barbados Bag
I really, really need a new bag! This one probably won't wait until June, but I'm slotting it in here to get it on the list. Pattern is by Pink Sand Beach Designs.
July - Rose Windows Medallion
This one was on my list last year but it never had a chance!
August - Harvest
I love this border fabric!!!! I picked it up at a going-out-of-business sale for 1/2 price last year, and I think it will be perfect for the border and color inspiration print in this design!
September - Butterflies Applique
Wow! This was a project that I was SO EXCITED about last year - and I never even touched the first block!!!! This year I want to at least begin to work on it. I have to finish Blue Collection first though, because I've decided I want to hand applique this one. And Blue Collection is one of those "dinosaurs" I was talking about earlier :*)
October - Hope's Diamond
If you haven't seen the wonderful patterns by Sue Pelland using her Leaves Galore rulers, let me just say - go HERE and look - you'll fall in love!!!!
November - Circle of Fire
Another one that has been on this list before :*)
December - Calypso Cascade
And yet one more hoping to make it to The Show this year LOL!!!! I love this scrappy batik quilt - and what better way to use up some small pieces in the scrap bins? But it just keeps getting pushed back for other projects :( I'm thinking it might be a good leader-ender project for 2014 ♥
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