Saturday, May 3, 2014

April NewFO

Well as normal the month end has snuck up on me.  At the first of the month I got a bunch of stuff done that I wanted to do and then thought okay it's only the first part of April with all of this done, I will be able to get a lot done this month.  Hmmm that must have been my burst and burn out.  ha ha  So yes the month was productive but it's still amazing that it's May. 

Okay this is a big one and I have been procrastinating, I mean contemplating my designs. I've talked about it before, but my Sister wants a "Woodsy" quilt for their 5th wheel and wants two bears in the center.  Well the bears aren't coming out the way I want them to, so finally I'm like, Hey move on - do one of the other animals and come back to the bears.  SO I did, and here the first block of many I'm sure.  It still needs the top stitching but being done is not required for the NewFo right?  

Okay next in line is my Monthly Doll Quilt - Hosted by Barbra from Cat Patches  - This month's theme was "Diamonds are Forever" and my partner Karen, from Germany said she likes brights.  

So her is what I made for her. 

Then for my pincushion group that is making small projects I made a couple of mug rugs

Then The big thing that was a NewFO is that I am in a Round Robin that is a Row by Row. There are 8 women all around the US that are in this circle.  Each lady picked out fabric then constructed a row approx 9 x 52.  Then you send your row and your fabric to the next person.  Then they use your fabric to add to what will be your quilt.  Then they send it on to the next.  And we are only giving peeks of what we are adding to each persons quilt so it will be a surprise when we get it back.  We're on a two week schedule so it keeps us hopping. 
So here is the row I started and sent off. 

So the row I got that I needed to add to was this. 

And this is what I added to it  - I can't show the whole thing - only the sneak peek. 

I did this needle turn applique and she had the most beautiful batiks to work with - but I had to send on with her quilt.  :) 

Next I did the next purse for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  April was purple so this is what I did. 

And lastly I did have a start for the "Let's Book It"  I am doing this pattern that was in my  Simply Vintage Magazine that I purchased,  but I bought the pattern so I could do this in my wool class.  The pattern is called "My Favorite Things"  from "Primitive Gatherings"

Here is my 1st Block.

I did a few other things on my on going WIP's but nothing to write home about.  

Hope you all have had a great month and Here's to NewFO's for May.  :)  


  1. You have lots of fun things going on and no finishes aren't required - relax and enjoy and breath.

  2. Hello Lynn, What a lot of projects this month! The bird for the woods quilt is fantastic - so realistic. What sort of bird is it?
    Love. Muv

  3. finishes required! Lots of projects there. Love the quail. My favorite little bird.