I was finally catching up on some of my favorite blogs and I found a cool link over at http://pattilousquilts.blogspot.com/. 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: http://catpatches.blogspot.com/2011/12/whats-on-your-2012-newfo-to-do-list.html
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