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I also worked on blocks that I originally made for the Charity Quilt Smackdown on Debra's blog back in August.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.