Somehow, it doesn't seem like there's a lot to show for February. For my first NewFO, I took the remainder of the two charm packs of polka dots and stripes, and put together a little baby quilt for the local hospital's layette project.
My other February NewFO is this little wall quilt titled Betsy's Closet - In Stitches, by Acorn Quilt & Gift Company. This sweet little quilt with its nine embroidered blocks will be the test of whether I can relearn a skill my mother began teaching me at a very early age, but which I have not practiced much in at least 35-40 years! My mom and I embroidered countless pre-stamped dresser scarves, doilies and pillowcases when I was growing up in the 1950s, mostly with simple stem, chain and back stitch, and the occasional french knot. We didn't do any of the fancy work seen on some embroidery blogs, something I would dearly love to learn ... someday! But I digress - here is the start of my little embroidering adventure:
One of my January NewFOs was completed this morning. The little angel has had her unruly plaid skirt tufted or tied, free motion quilting completed, and the binding is now all stitched down. Here is Sophie's Quilt, ready to be sent on to its new home.
here and here. This tiny quilt finished at 10 by 16- 1/2 inches.
I'll be linking up with Barbara at Cat Patches for the February NewFO Linky Party and Giveaway, and hope you'll stop over and see all the new creations this month. You can even join the party and enter your own NewFO's - with no pressure to finish any of them! Now that's a deal not many of us quilters can resist!