Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 NEWFO Challenge Update

I have the button on my sidebar and you can read about the 2012 NEWFO Challenge at Cat Patches.  I really think I’m going to like this Challenge!  This is my status report for my January projects:

  • I had wanted to work with the Lil’ Twister tool and the first photo below is my first finished top that used the 5” size tool, and
  • I liked working with the smaller tool so much that I purchased the larger size (suitable for layer cakes).  The second photo below is the finished NEWFO for a baby due any day now (having a deadline works wonders), and
  • The Craftsy website with Amy Gibson is offering a free BOM video and many of them will be new-to-me techniques.  I am planning to make these up each month in the colors of my group’s block lottery.  January’s colors were blue and yellow.  The two free-form blocks that Craftsy put forth for January were a stretch for my abilities since I like structure so much and have trouble doing wonky, but I enjoyed working with them.  The third photo is of those two blocks that went out into the mail.

Top Done
Quilted and Finished
Blocks Done
I did not get around to working with the various-colored dots fabric that I had wanted to make up into the Alaska Homestead blocks, so I’ve moved it into February – you’ll see what I did instead below.

In addition to NEWFOs, I also had a modest goal to complete one UFO each month.  This UFO got done:
Quilt Finished
And this UFO got to the finished top stage:
Top Done
Another UFO got quilted on the frame but still needs more quilting in the borders and the binding put on.  It will be finished in February so I’ll show it then.  So all-in-all, January went pretty well for me!


Barbara said...

Nice Lil Twister project. I'm so glad you joined in!

Sue Daurio said...

Love the lil twisters, I have got to try those. Your asterisk blocks are great!!

Denise :) said...

Kathy, you did some terrific stuff this month!! I love the Lil' Twister pattern and want to do one of those myself. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! (And did you know you're a no reply blogger?) :)

KatieQ said...

I love your little twister quilts. I especially like the pink/black/white version.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love your twister quilts, too. I have the small and large templates, but yet to use them.

LynCC said...

Good for you for working with your Twister! I have yet to get to mine. So far behind, but it and some fabs are waiting together. Maybe I'll get them going in July after we move. :D