It's the second day in a new month, so it's time to follow up on my efforts to finish the old and start something new along with Lynn over at Never Too Hot to Stitch.
My "something old" goal for February was to get Jigsaw to the finished flimsy stage. I didn't get all the way there, but I did make good progress.
|pattern by Alyssa Clancy for Lehmann Quilting|
The "something new" goal was to start this Tonga Atlantis Kit.
I pulled the kit out, stuck the pattern up on the design wall and stared at it most of the month. Now I'm not sure I like it. So the whole thing went back in the NewFO drawer for now. Instead, I opted for a pattern that would use up some of my oldest stash fabrics.
The pattern is called Poinsettia Allure by by Judy Bloc from the December 2013 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. In going along with Lynn's theme of learning new techniques, I'll have to learn how to use templates to make this pattern.
So I pretty much blew both the "something old" and the "something new" goals set at the beginning of February. I'm hoping I can do better with my March goals.
1. Get Jigsaw to the finished flimsy stage
2. Don't start anything new
Goal one is probably attainable now that almost half the Jigsaw blocks are made. It may be harder to not start anything new this month, but I've got 21 projects on my WIP/UFO list and I'd like to get it back down closer to 15.
Check out all the other something old/something new progress over at Lynn's Never Too Hot to Stitch.