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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 NewFO Challenge

It's the last day of January.  Time to take inventory of projects that I began this month and to make plans for February.  Barbara at Cat Patches has invited quilters to start one new thing every month as part of NewFO Challenge 2012.  Luckily, the challenge is to only to start new things, but you're not required to finish them.
This month, I started 3 new quilts and worked on  2 UFOs from 2011.

I enjoyed making the quilt for Marcia's Scrappy Quilt Challenge so much that I made a second quilt from the same tutorial.  Once again, no yardage was cut for this quilt top.  All of the fabric was from my scrap box.  The other 2 quilt tops I made are shown below.



I also worked on blocks that I originally made for the Charity Quilt Smackdown on Debra's blog back in August.  The star pattern used was scrappier than I am used to so I decided to make my blocks more uniform.  I put them away because I didn't really like some of the fabric combinations I used.  Debra said to sew them up into a top and send them down to Texas.  She will quilt it on her long arm and give it to a local veteran's group.  I'm sure her expert quilting will perk them up a bit.

I've also been putting together blocks I started back in August that were designed by Sharon of Vrooman's Quilts.  She used a jelly roll.  My version uses strips from my scrap bin with a polka dot print. I should be able to finish putting the top together tomorrow.
Luckily, this picture was taken before all of the blocks were sewn together because a few are facing the wrong way.
I am linking up to the 2012 NewFO Challenge at Cat Patches' blog.  Stop over and see what other bloggers have started this month.

14 comments:

  1. I love these scrappy projects. I'm so glad you joined in.

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  2. Just a lot of fun and color - and those scraps used up into some wonderful quilts. Super job.

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  3. Ok I've been resist the Marcia's Scrappy Quilt Challenge, but after seeing your second quilt, I just gotta take a look and make one of those. Those are super cute!! You did great using those scarps on all those project, inspiring!

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  4. You sure made some fun quilts this month! I bet it felt good to use up some stash and scraps. I need to do the same.

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  5. Send any you want quilted when you send the patriotic top to me. If they are for charity, I'll finish them and donate locally. Just send me an email.

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  6. You've been busy! I love the color scheme of that first quilt.

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  7. You've done a wonderful job of stashbusting this month! I was in love with the warm red/orange/yellow quilt and then I scrolled down to the primary colors and fell in love all over again! I think the stars for the vets looks great - I'm thinking you'll love it too when it's quilted - makes a huge difference. Hope you can get a picture of that.

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  8. Wow, this was a great month for you! I love the colors in your 2nd Marcia quilt.

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  9. Beautiful work, I really, really love the first one and Marcia's pattern is so much fun!

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  10. Fun new quilt tops! Love the two bright ones.

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  11. Girl, I think your scrap bin must be bigger than my meeger stash of fabric. All great quilts you've created from scraps. Even the one you don't like. That one looks like a really nice "guy" quilt. It's very generous of you to donate so much.

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  12. Oh I love the red log cabin quilt and the vrooman's quilt! I should try the vrooman's myself (once I finished the 6 quilts in progress :o)

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