Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Roundup - NewFO Challenge

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On January 1, my plan was to start one project this month, that being the baby quilt made from January's block of the month for our local quilt guild. This one is actually finished and ready to donate at our next guild meeting!

Then, one of the projects on my actual NewFO list for the year is a little angel quilt for a young Mom of an Angel.  I got as far as appliqueing the angel (inspired by a larger hanging created by Ulla of UllasQuiltWorld) and stalled right there, lettering is next plus some borders, a bit of  embroidery, quilting, binding, etc.  Progress to date on NewFO #2:

All those little leftover triangles cut from the corners of NewFO #1's snowball blocks became HST squares finishing at 1 inch.  Hopefully this little pile will soon become an Easter doll quilt for one of the granddaughters.  NewFO #3 as of yesterday:


Then out of the blue, Lori of Humble Quilts launched a quiltalong a couple weeks ago, and I could not resist trying my hand at this little vintage reproduction doll quilt.  NewFO #4 status:  pieced, hand quilted, bound and completed as of noon today - yeah!   This one was great fun, and satisfying to actually complete a hand quilted project in days rather than years!


A great start to the year, although I'm sure things will slow down considerably once I begin FMQ on stepdaughter's wedding quilt.

Linking up with Barbara at Cat Patches for the January NewFO Challenge, and looking forward to seeing how everyone else spent their January quilting hours.

12 comments:

  1. You've had a productive month, for sure! I still love that little Angel block! : )

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  2. Sweet projects, but I adore the mini!

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  3. The angel block is precious! You have had a great month of starts.

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  4. I love the plan of starting ONE new project this month! The angel is adorable; can't wait to see it finished! No pressure though, I am very patient! you've been productive! ~Jeanne

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  5. I love the angel block. Can you tell me more about the angel quilts? It sounds interesting. Thanks!

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  6. how sweet is that little angel block as well as the doll quilt, my goal for this year is one FO per month, I had old UFO's as old as 5 years lol! gotta get busy!
    Helen

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  7. Love being your enabler. All cute stuff!

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  8. Love the little doll quilt. I have started collecting ideas for making some myself.

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  9. I'd love to do machine applique like your angel, just don't like what I've tried. I'm going to try again! You are an inspiration for me!

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  10. Great work. The little vintage reproduction doll quilt is beautiful. I might have to go to the site and look around. Oh no, Another project And this was suppose to be my year for finishes. Kathleen http://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/

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