Hard to believe this is the last day for the 2012 NewFO Challenge. Thankfully Cat Patches is going to continue the challenge in 2013. So out with the old and in with the new.
My last NewFO post was back in September, when I started three new projects. Needless to say, those starts have kept me pretty busy the last few months. In total, seven new projects were started in 2012, one more than I had originally committed to. Even so I really wanted to start one last NewFO, but it needed to be one that wasn't on the list for 2013. I like starting new projects, but it can take me a while to decide on a pattern and fabrics. I've been wanting to make a Quilt of Valor ever since I stumbled across Alycia Quilts. Last year a set of fat quarters and yardage of Connecting Threads' "Firecracker" line made it into my stash. It was the perfect fabric for the project, but I couldn't find a pattern that seemed to fit. Then last Thursday, I spied this pattern by Miss Rosie.
So now I had the pattern. Unfortunately, as written the pattern only makes a 33"X 33" quilt, way to small for a QOV. So a few modifications were necessary. Rather than 5" finished blocks, I made my 9" and changed the border to work with that block size. One block is completed and the second is almost completed.
No target date for finishing this project, it gets done when it's done. But the blocks go together pretty quickly, so I do hope to finish this one before the end of 2013.
Where did I end up on the other seven projects?
1. McCall's Mystery Quilt - Need to finish making blocks
2. Scrappy Coffee Cups - Cups all done, need sashing and borders
3. Sweet Treats - Need cornerstones, sashing and borders
4. The Sofa Quilt - Need to finish making blocks
5. Embroidered Medallion Quilt - Need to finish embroidery
6. Evening Star - Need to finish adding borders
7. Grandmother's Choice BOW - Need catch up on making blocks.
My project list for the 2013 challenge can be found here. The list includes 8 projects for next year, three of which will start in January. I can hardly wait!