Friday, February 28, 2014

NewFO - February 2014

February definitely flew by, it's hard to believe that the first of March is tomorrow.  I do most of my stitching during the weekends, but those were pretty full this month with things like Science Fair and volleyball tournaments.  It's hard to start a new project during the week, so I wasn't sure there would be a new project to post over at Cat Patches NewFO linky party.



The planned NewFO was supposed to be this Tonga Atlantis Kit using a pattern by Heidi Pridemore.  



But suddenly the pattern just didn't look as appealing to me as it did in July. I still love the fabrics, so a session with EQ is needed to see if an alternative develops.  

With the Tonga Atlantis project off the list, at least for now, plans for a February NewFO were pretty much off.  Then I found time one evening to reduce the stack of quilting magazines sitting by the recliner and this pretty in the December Issue of Patchwork and Quilting caught my eye.  

Poinsettias Allure designed by Judy Blok
from the December 2013 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting

It set the wheels to turning.  There are a few pieces of Hollywood and Vine by Moda in the stash that I take out and pet occasionally  but have never found just the right project to use them in.  So after a few hours playing around in EQ, I think they've found a home. 


This pattern uses templates, something I'm not very good at.  I was going to redraft the instructions, but there is just enough fabric to make the quilt according to the instructions.  So I'm going to learn how to sew with templates on this one.  Since the decision to make the quilt came so late in the month, there's not much progress to report.  I did get some of the templates made and started cutting pieces from one of the fabrics.  


Poinsettias brings the number of  projects on my WIP/UFO list to 21. As much as I enjoy starting new projects, it's time to whittle that list back down to around the 10 to 15 level.  So there probably won't be a NewFO for March.  I plan to concentrate on finishing up a few of the NewFOs that were stared in 2012 and 2013.   

Check out Cat Patches to see all the other newbie projects for February.  

14 comments:

  1. Hi!!!! That will be very pretty!!! Love the pattern!!!!

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  2. That's beautiful! Is that a TriRecs block in there, too? And wait, 15+ WIPs is bad? ;)

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  3. You are a brave woman tackling those templates. I really hate working with them, as you know. It is going to be a pretty quilt though so probably worth it.

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  4. I hate working with templates, too - but sometimes you just have to. Very nice fabrics and very pretty pattern.

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  5. Im going to love seeing this on your design wall as you progress towards a finish...and hey you started in February! Go you!

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  6. Oh wow...it's going to beautiful. I love the fabric. Maybe you will come to love the Tonga Atlantis pattern again.

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  7. I'm so glad I'm not the only one that is already changing up my list. Your new project looks very intriguing.

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  8. What a beautiful pattern!
    I am forever changing my list(s)..

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  9. That's going to be a stunning poinsettia quilt. I might have tried to figure out a way to paper piece - but if you only have just enough fabric, I guess that wouldn't work either! Good luck!

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  10. I am looking forward to seeing the poinsettia quilt progress. I love the fabric and the design. This will be a lovely Christmas quilt.

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  11. Holy Smokes! Seeing that Poinsettia quilt in your EQ7.........wow.....it's beautiful!

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  12. Poinsettias Allure will be beautiful when you finish it.

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  13. Learning how to sew with templates seems like a perfect "new" skill for Something Old, Something New!

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