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.
|Quilted and Finished|
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:
And this UFO got to the finished top stage:
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!