Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 NEWFO Challenge

I was finally catching up on some of my favorite blogs and I found a cool link over at  Pat and I both sew quite a few quilts for donation , including some for the Sunshine On-line Quilt Guild that supports Wrap-a-Smile and Wrap-Them-in-Love (see the Sunshine button on my sidebar).  I must admit that Pat is way more creative than I am – her wonky baskets,  string quilts and liberated houses are just fabulous … to say nothing of her “designed” quilts – enuf said!  Oh, and be careful when you scroll down in her recent post … the picture of the Snickerdoodle cookies will make you drool on your keyboard!

Well, Pat found a website that is sponsoring a Mr. Linky each month of 2012 for Show and Tell – and get this – it’s not UFOs (UnFinished Objects) but NewFOs!  Now that’s an idea that I can get my head around.  I really like variety and trying new blocks and cute designs, but I get tired of forcing myself to complete old UFOs continuously.

I tried last year and successfully completed 11 of 12 UFOs, but I also found myself creating more UFOs.  Pat provided the link to Cat Patches that is sponsoring the Link Parties:

The concept is for each of us to think a little about what we’d like to make in 2012:
  • Is there a technique you’d like to try?
  • Is there a special color combo you’ve been meaning to work with?
  • Have you wanted to start AND finish a quilt each month?
  • Do you plan on making next year’s Christmas presents; and to start early?
So I’m making up my To-Do list now.  Like Barbara at Cat Patches suggests, I’m staying flexible (not posting all twelve ideas at once), but I really do want to get a Lil’ Twister done with these fabrics:

And I received a Layer Cake from Connecting Threads with lights and darks of a rainbow of colors that I think would look good in the Alaska Homestead Block from Marcia Hohn’s Quilters Cache:

So those are my modest January plans.  I will get to a few UFOs in 2012, but I’m


Barbara said...

Beautiful colors! Those will be so pretty as UFO,s. looking forward to seeing your starts!

Kate said...

Very pretty fabric choices for your first two 2012 projects. Lookng forward to see how they work out.

Quilter In Paradise said...

I'm in the challenge, too! It's going to be fun - no obligations except to start something! pretty cool..
friends of mine have done the "little twisty' can't wait to see yours! they are really great.
Happy New Year!
Beth in Dallas