Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 New FO Challenge - February

The NewFO Challenge is the brainstorm of Barbara over at Cat Patches.  The challenge is all about starting projects, no finishing required.   For many starting projects seems to be really easy.  It's not easy for me.  It takes me forever to decide on a project, pick the fabrics, and come up with a final design.  That last is probably what slows me down the most.  Not that I don't ever make a quilt using a pattern, I just really like coming up with my own. 

I hadn't planned to start anything new this month.  My bucket list included six quilts, so I had planned to start a new one every other month.  But I've been wanting to participate in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge going on over at So Scrappy since last year, but I couldn't come up with a project that would allow me to make one or two blocks a month that would then go into a quilt at the end of the year. Then out of the blue this idea came to me.  After a couple of hours playing with EQ, a final design for a rainbow scrap quilt was up on the computer screen.  

My Guy and Drama Teen gave me their seal of approval on the final design.  So Monday night, I got going on the first block.  

The block pattern is by Janet McCarroll, published in "Block Magic Too!" by Nancy Johnson-Srebro.  There are some pretty small pieces in this block (finished size is 6"x6"), but it went together pretty quickly.  My plan is to make 3 scrappy blocks a month out of whatever color So Scrappy picks for the month.  That will give me 36 blocks, enough to make the design.  I'll need to go back and make up the red blocks since I completely missed January, but that shouldn't be too hard.  

I've been in a bit of a quilting slump, but starting a new project has been just the thing to get me back into the sewing room.    Check out the linkys over at Cat Patches to see what other new stuff went up on design walls this month.  

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Carved in Stone

15 Minute Challenge - February 28th

It's hard to believe that February is almost over.  It's been 59 days since the start of the new year.  How are you doing at making time to sew 15 minutes a day?  Do you feel like it's a habit yet?  It's been a year since I challenged myself to find 15 minutes a day to sew.  After all that "practice" time, I find that remembering to put in the 15 minutes isn't my problem, it's making myself do it some nights.  Last week was not one of my more steller efforts.

My sewing room only saw me 3 out of the last 7 days.  Could have been worse, could have been better.   Not sure I can put my finger on why I didn't sew.  It certainly wasn't because I spent all my time on the computer, I barely turned it on last week.  Hopefully this week will be better.  It needs to better, I havn't done anything on the UFO challenge this month. Yikes! 

On to the more interesting stuff.  Who won last week's challenge give-away? 

Congratulations Thea!  Thea's been a regular participant in the challenge for a while.  She's made some fun quilts over the last few months, her current Disapperaing Giraffes quilt is very cute. 

Next Tuesday will be the 66 day mark, which based on one scientific study is the average time it takes someone to develop a habit.  There is one last give away to encourage you to stick with it for one more week. 

Another book, 3 Times the Charm and a charm pack of Papillion by 3 Sisters for Moda.  If you link up this week, include the words "15 Minute Challenge" in somewhere in your post and provide a list of what you did, Mr. Random Number generator might be nice and give me your number.  So link up! 

1. Barb H
2. PJ - off Avondale Rd
3. Amanda, Seabreeze Quilts
4. libbyQ
5. Shay
6. Pat
7. Nana B
8. Thea
9. Kate
10. Hueisei
11. Jane
12. June

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Foto Finish - Leap

It is it really already Saturday?  Not that I'm complaining, but it was a really fast week.  I was pretty much AWOL from the home computer the last few days. This week, the 8 hours at work has been spent in front of my computer writing reports.  I was pretty much typed out by the time I got home most nights this week.   I have at least 3 more weeks of report writing.  Maybe I'll build up some stamina and still have some words left over to use at night.

Barbara at Cat Patches has put suggested "Leap" as this week's Foto Finish topic.  After combing through my shots, it became obvious that I was going to have to go for a different interpretation.   Apparently we don't leap much in this family.  But I did come across this image from 3 years ago.  

Doesn't it look like she's ready to just leap into that water?  This is Kiddo (aka Drama Teen) running into the surf on Galveston Island.  This was Spring Break of 2009.  It was her, one of her school friends and I out to see the sights around Houston that week.  My Guy had bailed due to an impending international trip.  When DT was little we lived 15 miles from the Gulf.  During the summer we took a lot of weekend trips to the beach.  The beach is the one big thing she misses about living in TX.  It wasn't particularly warm this overcast morning in March.   DT's school friend had never been to one of the coasts, so it was her first glimpse of the ocean.  There was absolutely no chance of keeping them out of the water.  So I gave up and prepared to deal with two wet, cold girls.  But they were good sports about all of it, maybe because the next stop was lunch at the Rainforest Cafe, another of DT's favorite things from living in TX.   

That's it for this week.  Check out the other leaps over at Cat Patches.  

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

15 Minute Challenge - February 21st

Have you ever reached a point where you have more ideas in your head or challenges you want to participate in than you possibly have time for?  I certainly felt that way this weekend after finding 2 new projects that I really want to start now.  Last week, I ignored my sewing room for the most part, couldn't work up the interest (or energy) to spend any time there.  But I think those few days offto let my brain rest was necessary.  Since coming up with these two new projects, I'm feeling a lot more energized about spending time in the sewing room. 

It's been a year since I challenged myself to spend a minimum of 15 minutes every day in my sewing room.  It started as a month long challenge to myself because my projects weren't moving along at a pace to meet my goals.  That challenge to myself made a big difference in my ability to get projects to completion.  What I learned last week is that sometimes taking a break from the challenge is also necessary in order to keep up your enthusiaism.  This week's report reflects a renewed energy.

A total of 6 out of 7 days isn't bad.  In addition to what's on the report, I also roughed out a quilt layout for a new scrap project that I hope to start before the end of the month. 

Moving on to the more exciting stuff.  The winner of the "Necessories" pattern and fat quarters is:

# 8 Nana N of Seaside Sewing

Congratulations Nana! 

We've reached day 52 of the 66 days the experts claim it takes, on average, for someone to develop a new habit.  This week's motivation to stick with the challenge is likely to give you some thoughts on new projects to ignight your ethusiaism 

I've not made a jelly row quilt yet, but Strip-Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown has me wanting too and Redwork with a Twist by Pat Sloan had me pulling out some completed embroidery blocks to consider what might be done with them.  So it's time for you to link up and share how ethusiastic you were last week about spending 15 mintues a day sewing/crafting.  A quick reminder, to be eligable for the give-away, the post you link up must have "15 Minute Challenge" somewhere in the title or text of the post and a "report" of what you did with your 15 minutes each day you sewed.  It can be as simple as a list, or as complex as a photo collage.   

1. Liz
2. Marti
3. libbyQ
4. Hueisei
5. Pat
6. Pat
7. Thea
8. Amanda
9. PJ off Avondale Rd.
10. Kate

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stash Report - February 19th

Weekends always seem to fly by, maybe even more so when they are 3 day weekends.   We goofed off on Friday.  My Guy and I took a drive over the hills and through the plains to a small town with a quilt shop I'd never been too.  It was a very nice place, small but with a reasonable selection of fabrics.  As you'll see in the stash report in a sec, I did some significant damage.  But I have plans for all the fabric that came home.  The only sewing this week was for the McCall's Mystery Quilt.  Most of the week has been spent on planning and laying out the next two Fat Quarter Stars blocks for the Moose on the Porch Quilt along.  

A new project is also in the planning stages.  I've been wanting to participate in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge since last year, but never came up with a project.   I wanted a scrappy project that would require one or two scrappy blocks a month. Inspiration struck this weekend and last night was spent roughing out a quilt plan in EQ.  I'm behind since I missed January, but I'll catch up before the end of the year.  I'm going to start on February's green blocks today.

So not much sewing this week, just lots of planning.  So the stash report looks really lopsided.

Used last week:  0.41 yards
Added last week:  21 yards

Used for 2012:  4.3 yards
Added for 2012:  51.5 yards

Net stashed for 2012:  47.2 yards

So what came home?

These are going to be paired with a set of embroidered blocks I dug out of the sewing closet Thursday night.  If you read Friday's post, these will be paired with the goose blocks.  

I feel in love with the black, rust and beige print on the right.  I have a lot of 2.5" rust strips left over from a previous project that will go beautifully with that print.  The solid black is for my planned Dresden Plate project.  I'm not sure how well that's going to work out, but I've always wanted to use a black background with brights.  We'll see if that works.

So over the weekend, I've added 3 new quilts to my quilt "play list" for 2012.  Guess I better get busy sewing!  

Check out more stash reports over at Judy's Patchwork Times.  

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Foto Finish - The Way I See It

The Life in Pieces crew gets a three day weekend this week.  A three day weekend where we don't have to be out the door at way to early in the morning or be anywhere but home.  So this morning I can drink a couple cups of coffee while I write, read and comment.  At some point laundry must be started, but I can put that off for a little bit, at least until I figure out what to post for this week's Foto Finish.  

The optional theme this week is "The Way I See It".  Isn't every photograph taken a reflection of how the photographer sees it?  The choice of subject matter, focus, and framing are all up to the person pushing that little button on top of the camera.  The harder part of photography is getting each viewer to see the same thing the photographer did.  I learned a long time ago that what I say is not necessarily what the person listening hears.  Isn't it the same way with a looking at an image?   Each person interprets a photograph based on their view of the world.  So even though the image may be what I see, there is no guarantee that the viewer will see the same thing.  

This is what I saw looking out my dining room window last September.

What do you see?  

For more Foto Finishes, check out all the links over at Cat Patches

Friday, February 17, 2012

Favorite Things Friday - February 17th

At the Life in Pieces abode this Friday is an off work, out of school day.  Drama Teen is out due to a teacher in service and the rest of the family is taking our 19/30 day off work.  With all the running we've been doing, plus that which is still left on the schedule for the next few weeks, the plan is to have a slow, slothful day.  Even My Guy is still in his pjs this morning.  

I'm a bit late in getting to this week's Favorite Things Friday event, so graciously hosted each week by Shay over at Quilting in My Pyjamas.  I made the mistake of starting a really good book and my intent to just read a chapter while the computer was booting turned into several chapters.  So before it gets any later, on to the FTF part of the post.  

This week's favorite was brought to mind by Barbara over at Cat Patches.  She's in the process of restoring a quilt made with nursery rhyme blocks embroidered by her mother. When I was a little girl, my grandmother would hand embroidery printed blocks that she would later make into a quilt. A couple of those quilts were the subject of previous FTF post.  Watching Barbara restore her mother's blocks brought to mind that at one time, I loved to embroider too and had a set of completed embroidered blocks that had never been set into a quilt.  After a bit of digging around in the sewing room I found that set.  

I remember working on these blocks, but I don't remember when they were finished.  Maybe about the time I finished high school?  Roses are my favorite flower and my wedding colors were blue and yellow, so obviously I've liked that combination for a long time.  I'll apologize for the state of the blocks, I just put them up on design wall as is.  They really do need to be pressed.  

In the same pile there were 6 more completed blocks that I think are supposed to be a set. 

I remember working on the goose blocks, but don't remember the 3 paler pink blocks.  My Guy has recently been suggesting that my memory isn't what it used to be.  He may be right.  Along with the completed blocks I found this set that has obviously been started, but I don't remember starting them. 

Purple is another favorite color, though I usually pair it with yellow, not green.  But that color combination looks good in these blocks. 

In the pile were also two sets of printed blocks that have never been started. 

I have no idea how old these are. 

In with the quilt blocks was a partially embroidered baby quilt that I started before Drama Teen was born.  Plus one partially embroidered table runner, one table runner still in the package, two sets of unstarted pillow cases, along with one counted cross stitched afghan about half done and several other counted cross stitch projects in various stages of completion.  Think maybe my subconscious was trying to protect me from remembering this whole set of UFOs?  I'm sure that's the case.  

I haven't embroidered seriously in years, probably since starting that baby quilt for DT.  Embroidery was a favorite past time in my younger years, in part because it was something I could share with my grandmother.  We would sit together in her living room sometimes and talk while both of us were busy stitching in our hoops.  Times I wouldn't trade for anything.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

15 Minute Challenge - February 14th

Happy Valentines Day!  My sweetie is up North in Wyoming, so our celebration is slated for later this week.  Drama Teen and I have plans for a special Valentines Edition of Girls Night Out once swim practice is over tonight. 

To be honest, I've been dreading today a bit.  My sewing mojo was pretty nonexistent last week.  Even the threat of having to fess up to my slothfulness wasn't enough to motivate me to enter the sewing room, even for just 15 minutes.  So my report looks pretty pathetic.

No sewing related activity until Saturday, when I finally decided to clean up and reorganize my sewing room.   Sunday and Monday I did do some work on the McCall's Mystery Quilt, but overall a pretty wasted week on the sewing front.  Hopefully I can get back on track this week and make some progress on both the February UFO and The Fat Quarter Stars block that's supposed to be done today. 

On to the more interesting stuff, the winner of last week's give away for the charm packs and the Back to Charm School book is

#7 - Kate of Katie Mae Quilts

Congratulations Kate!  Kate is a regular participant in the 15 Minute Challenge.  You should check out Kate's Felt Food Friday posts.  She's been creating a whole feast for her little "Dude". 

How do you get into the mood to sew?  Do you ever have days, weeks, months, where the idea of getting into your sewing room doesn't appeal?  I know sometimes we all need a break and maybe that's what last week was.  The Life in Pieces crew does lead a pretty activity intensive lifestyle around here, so often my time in the sewing room is right at bed time and I'm already tired. 

So while I look for my motivation, I'd like to encourage yours.  It's one more week closer to March 6th, the 66 day mark.  Which is the time, on average,  that most people need to make a new activity a habit.  This week the give away is 4 fat quarters and a pattern from Patterns by Annie called "Necessories". 

A little wallet with the blue print and the orange dots would be so cute. 

So link up with how you did on finding 15 minutes to sew last week.  Remember your post needs the words "15 Minutes Challenge" somewhere in the title or text and a list of some type that notes what you did on the sewing/craft front during the previous 7 days. 

1. Liz
2. Pat
3. PJ off Avondale Rd.
4. Amanda
5. libbyQ
6. Thea
7. Hueisei
8. Nana N
9. Kate
10. Hueisei

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Stash Report - February 12th

Winter finally decided to pay a visit to Oklahoma this week.  It's been in the high 30s/low 40s all week, then it got really cold yesterday.  Today will be no better.  Snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow.  I think the cold zapped all my quilting mojo this week.  Not much going on in the sewing room this week, well at least not in front of the machine.  A bit of sewing got done on the McCall's Mystery quilt, so there is a little something to report. 

Used last week: 0.27 yards
Added last week:  0 yards

Used for 2012:  3.94 yards
Added for 2012:  30.5 yards

Net stashed for 2012:  26.56 yards

Not a stellar week, but not a complete loss either.  Hopefully the quilting mojo will return with the warmer weather forecast for next week. 

As usual, I'm linking up with Judy's Stash Report over at Patchwork Times. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Foto Finish - Doors

Winter finally decided to blow in this week.  The highs have been in the high 30's/low 40's most of the week.  The high today is only supposed to be 34 F and there is snow in the forecast for tomorrow evening and Monday.  Other than running Drama Teen to the high school so she can take the ACT test this morning, nothing else is scheduled for today.  So my plan is to stay indoors as much as possible, get a bit of house work done, catch up on laundry, and sew a bit.  For the next little while I'm going to write this week's Foto Finish post, catch up on blog reading and hopefully my email as well. 

Barbara's suggested theme this week is "doors".  Not a typical photographic subject for me.  My Guy does a lot of architecture photography, he loves really old buildings.  So thinking back to the last time he found a worthy subject, I did remember a side trip we made during our fall break get away last year. 

Old churches are a favorite with My Guy.  Old churches have a certain grace and peace about them that make for some intereseting photographs.  This old Catholic church had stained glass in both front doors. I like stained glass, though the light wasn't the best for a really spectacular shot, I took this one anyway.   We just happen to see the spire from the highway as we were driving by on our way home.  My Guy utilized the family rule about travel photography (anyone who sees a photo op can call for a stop as long as we are not on a time schedule).  It was a nice way to spend an hour before we started the drive home. 

Now it's time for a second cup of coffee while I check out what other door photos are posted over on Cat Patches.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Favorite Thing Friday - February 10th

Finally it's Friday.   It's been a long week, but not a bad week.  The weekend will be crazy as is typical for the Life in Pieces crew.  Drama Teen needs to be in two places at once, but will just have to content herself with being in one place at a time.  Her crazy schedule doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon, so I guess that means that mine won't be slowing done any time soon either. 

Even so today is Friday. I can wear jeans to work.  There are no meetings on my calender for today.  We don't have anything planned for tonight.  So this week, Friday is my favorite thing. 

For more favorite things, see what's been posted over at Quilting in my Pyjamas. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Just Ducky Weather

15 Minute Challenge - February 7th

Tuesday already?  My computer says it's Tuesday, but I think the rest of me is still stuck on Sunday.  Oh well.  It is indeed Tuesday, so it's time to look back at how diligent we all were in finding time to sew or (insert your favorite art/craft) here.  Last week wasn't bad. 

I didn't do much sewing, but I did do a lot of prep work on this month's UFO for the Patchwork Times challenge.  Now that I have the border fabrics picked out, maybe I'll make some progress on that this week. 

To shift gears slightly, I've been doing some reading and contemplation of goals, both personal and work related.  The calender has just rolled into the first full week of February.  How many of your 2012 goals are you still working towards?   From what I've been reading, and from what my personal experience has been, most goals (New Years resolutions) are pretty much DOA by the first of February.  A couple of weeks ago I noted that research shows it takes on average 66 days to form a new habit.  If you count from the first of the year, we'll pass that milestone on March 6th. 

Where am I going with this?  I decided that maybe a give away or two or 4 would be a good incentive to help you keep working towards finding those 15 minutes of "me time" to work on your sewing.  Plus, it was a year ago this month that I started challenging myself to spend 15 minutes a day in my sewing room.  What better way to celebrate? 

Here's the guidelines for the give away:

1.  Link up your 15 Minute Challenge post using Mr. Linky each Tuesday in February.   

2.  Your linked post has to include the words "15 Minute Challenge" in the body of the text or in the title.  

3. Plus, in the post somewhere has to be a list of what you did or didn't do the previous 7 days.  You can use pictures of the projects, a fancy report like I use, or a simple Tuesday through Monday list. 

4.  You have until the next Monday to link up with the week's challenge. 

I'll use a random number generator to pull one winner from those who link up with each weekly challenge post in February and meet the above guidelines.  The winner will be identified in the next week's post.  I think that covers it. 

What is this week's give away?

It's a copy of Back to Charm School by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, plus 4 charm packs of the Connecting Threads "Symphony of Blues" collection. 

Now that you've stuck through all of that, link up with how well you did with your 15 minute challenge goals. 

1. Thea
2. Shay
3. Nana B
4. Pat
5. PJ off Avondale Rd.
6. Amanda, Seabreeze Quilts
7. Kate
8. libbyQ
9. Hueisei
10. Barb H

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stash Report - February 5th

Thank goodness it's Sunday!  It truly will be a day of rest around the Life in Pieces abode.  Well, I'll need to get a few loads of laundry done, but other than that, not too much will be going on.  District Science fair was this weekend.  Drama Teen had a project entered yesterday.  I judged Friday and My Guy judged Saturday.  Then for My Guy and I, it was on to the annual school auction last night.  So yesterday was pretty packed.  Not much sewing going on, but I did make a break for it yesterday morning and ended up in Tulsa with a couple of hours to pet fabric.  Lots of pretty stuff out there, but I only bought what I needed to put borders on the purple and yellow quilt. 

Not sure exactly how I'm going to use the yellow yet, in the border or just as binding.  I'm going to need to play a bit. 

How does the stash report look?

Used last week:  0.65 yards
Added last week:  8 yards

Used for 2012:  3.67 yards
Added for 2012:  30.5 yards

Net stashed for 2012:  26.83 yards

My stashed numbers aren't outrageous, but higher than they were last year at this time. This year's objective in stash management is all on using fabric, not banning fabric purchases, especially those that are needed to finish projects.  Though I do need to do a better job on the fabric usage end of things. 

That's it for my report this week.  We're not a football following family, but if yours is, enjoy the Super Bowl festivities. 

Click over to Patchwork Times for more stash stories. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Foto Finish - Through the Window

This week has certainly sped past.  I'm not quite sure how it got to be Saturday.  Today is the district science fair for the middle  and high school students.  Drama Teen has a project entered and My Guy will be judging today.  I only have to get DT and one of her classmates to the venue and set up.  Judging lasts for about three hours, then the girls will get pizza while the judges finish up the paper work, so rather than sitting around for four hours, I have plans for a quick trip to Tulsa to find border fabrics for the purple and yellow quilt.  This time I'm taking the quilt with me so hopefully what I buy will not end up as just enhancing the stash like the other 4 fabrics I've already purchased. 

Moving on, it's Foto Finish over at Cat Patches today.  The optional theme this week is Through the Window.  I had an image in mind for today, but I couldn't find it.  Thankfully another image in the files fit the bill. 

Over spring break last year, we took a trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas.  The town is well known for it's hot springs and bath houses.  We toured one of the bath houses.  It was pretty amazing, lots of gorgeous stained glass and beautiful tile work.  We toyed with the idea of going to one of the working bath houses and getting a "treatment", but we all decided we'd rather go eat instead, (Boring lot aren't we?)

Well it just about time to wake the girls up and get them moving.  DT's classmate spent the night last night because her mother has another commitment this weekend.  I'm hoping they didn't stay up half the night talking, grumpy girls are just not fun in the morning.  But, I'm going to get to pet fabric later today, so I can survive anything this morning. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Favorite Thing Friday - February 2nd

Happy almost Friday!  I'm posting early (it's only Thursday in my neck of the woods) because as is typical at the Life in Pieces, there is a lot going on this weekend. 

I'm a photography gadget person.  Well, maybe not so much me, but My Guy is.   Over the years I've been gifted a few gadgets.  Some work, some kinda work, some either don't work or they are smarter than I am (probably the latter).  At any rate, back in October I bought myself a gadget that's kinda a photography thing, but it's also a quilty thing too. I was tired of having quilt photographs that looked like this:

Yes you can see the quilt, but it just looks funny to me.  I just don't have a place where I can hang a quilt to get a nice full on shot of any of my larger projects.  So after reading some interesting tutorials on how to get good pictures of your quilts (like this one), I finally ordered one of these:

It's a photographer's backdrop frame (with the completed Flurry quilt as the model).    So now I can hang up a quilt and get a nice front on shot of the whole quilt.

I like this perspective much better. 

A quilt isn't really done until I've posted it's picture.  The tutorial at the link above recommended you sew on a hanging sleeve to mount a quilt on the backdrop frame.  I'm too lazy to sew on then take off a hanging sleeve.  Next best thing?  Curtain rings.  I bought 2 packages of the big rings at Hobby Lobby.  They have little clips at the bottom and the rings just slide over the cross bar.  I used those to hang the quilt.  The clips just barely cover the binding so you can either crop them out or Photoshop them out.  As long as you evenly distribute the weight of the quilt across a number of the rings, it doesn't seem to cause any problems no longer than the quilt is up on the frame having it's picture made.  For larger quilts you use more of the rings, for smaller quilts not as many. 

So my favorite thing this week is being able "pose" my quilts.  I'm not sure the pictures will be any better, but at least the funky angles will be gone. 

To see more favorite things, check out all the links over at Quilting in Pyjamas

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 UFO Challenge - January Progress

My 2012 UFO list contains only 4 quilts.  That's all that's left after 3 years of very focused effort on UFO completions. Most of what is left on the list is going to take a fair amount of effort.  I joined Patchwork Times' 2012 UFO Challenge with the sure knowledge that it would take me longer than 1 month to finish each quilt.  My goal was to make significant progress on each project and hopefully finish each by the end of the year, or at least get close. 

For January Judy picked quilt #5, which is the Scrappy Stars project started back in 2003.  I started January with this.

And ended January with this:

I ended up changing out some of the background fabrics for simple tone on tones because the backgrounds with the red prints on them tended to muddy the design when viewed in EQ.  Three new prints  for the stars were also added.  Even though it doesn't look like a lot of progress, I'm pretty happy with how it went.  But for now, this project will go back in the box and I'll move on to February's project. 

Today Judy drew #1, which is the Purple and Yellow scrap quilt.

It needs borders and backing before it can be sent out for quilting.  This one might get finished enough to be quilted by the end of the month, but I don't think it will get completed.  We'll see.   

Since I don't have a completed UFO I'm not linking up with Judy's progress reports. But you can click here if you want to see what did get crossed off UFO lists this month. 

Wordless Wednesday - And The Beat Goes On