Monday, February 3, 2014

NewFO 2014

Yahoo First NewFO of 2014

For some reason January seemed like a long month. And I felt like a did a lot however when I sat down to think about what all I had done my mind went blank.  (I know I left myself open on that one) So I'll just start and maybe more will come.  

1. I did a tutorial for a couple different needle keeps for my pin cushion group. One was pretty basic and one had pocket and places to put some added tools. 

2. Next - Was my Doll Quilt for the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap - 

This months theme was try something new - so I used all Batiks, used one big quilt square, and no applique. I also made her a matching mug rug to go with it. 

3. I started the first of "Berties Year" block.  They are designed to be individual mats. Or can be put together as a quilt.  They are designed by Bonnie Sullivan, a local Oregon designer from "All through the Night" in Salem.

All the blocks mats put together: 
Here is what the first block / mat should look like when it's done: 

And here is my start to it: 
The pattern calls to make it in flannel, however the last time I tried to do applique with wool on flannel I had a hard time needling it.  So I went with cotton background and the wool applique.  If I can keep up I could have the quilt top together at the end of the year.  So guess we'll see if this New FO, becomes a UFO. :) 

4. And of course I made pincushions for my monthly swap. I didn't take a picture of the two I sent off, but here is the one I kept: 

5. And this year I decided I wanted to try doing the RSC14 Rainbow Scrap Challenge  

each month she give you color and you make something you want to out of scraps. I decided to do a pattern that I got from Fat Cat Patterns  for free that is all different style of purses. This month's color was blue and here is my 1st block: 

It still needs the top stitching done! 

I did start another BOM that uses scraps of Batik's, And I have more stuff planned for February so we'll see what NewFO's I can come up with for it. 

Have a Blessed Day! 

1 comment:

  1. That is a pretty block. I love your batiks. Great job.