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.