I wasn't sure there would be a NewFO this month. I've already started 7 new projects this year, but balanced out some of those by finishing 5 projects. So my "to be completed" pile has grown by only 2. But some of the projects started this year have only one block completed, so I didn't get very far on several of them. I had definitely decided not to start anything in August. Then Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times started her Back to Brenham quilt along. I just loved the pattern and couldn't help checking my stash to see if there were any cuts that had enough yardage to work in this pattern (it calls for almost 6 yards of the focus fabric). Once I found a couple of cuts that might work, I couldn't resist playing around in EQ and came up with this:
Now I wanted to make it. So in spite of my good intentions to finish up a couple of other projects before starting this one, I pressed the fabrics and cut the strips for the first set of half square triangles last weekend. I haven't made much progress, just 8 HSTs completed so far.
I love the red with the black. Not sure how much progress I'll make with this one, there is no way I'll keep up with the quilt along. It will get done when it gets done. The one consolation is that it will use up quite a bit of stash.
Check out all the other NewFOs over at Cat Patches.