Saturday, June 30, 2012

2012 NewFO - Number 4

The NewFO Challenge sponsored by Barbara over at Cat Patches is all about restocking one's UFO pile.  That may seem like an odd idea, but Barbara completed all her UFOs last year.  I'm down to 4 UFOs, but am making progress on getting those off the list.  If those get done, there will be no reason to participate in Patchwork Times' UFO Challenge.  Besides who ever heard of a quilter who didn't like to start new projects or who doesn't have any UFOs? 

The plan was to start 6 new quilts this year.  As of this month, I've started 4.  Only one of the quilts from the plan has been started. The other 3 starts are because I couldn't resist a couple of quilt alongs and the Rainbow Scrap ChallengeSweet Treats and the Coffee Cup quilt are coming along, but I've not made any additional progress on the McCalls Mystery Quilt in quite a while.

This month, I gave into temptation and started another one of Judy Laquidara's quilt alongs.  This one is called Nicole's Sofa Quilt.

Only about a third of the first set of flying geese have been made.  The color in the photo is way off, the dark blue is really a bright blue, not navy. The plan is to get all of the flying geese done by Monday.  Last Monday, I posted a number of color schemes I was playing around with for this project.  They looked good in EQ, but when I went to pull the fabrics, none of the color schemes worked out.  So, I pulled fabric, then did the mock up to reach version I'm going to make. 

Pattern is Nicole's Sofa Quilt by Judy Laquidara
(available here)

The border fabric drove the color choices.

When I bought this yardage, I had no idea what I was going to do with it, I just liked the bright reds and greens with the blue. This photo shows the true color of the blues much better than the shot of the flying geese. 

That's it for my June NewFO.  Check out all the other new projects over at Cat Patches


Kate said...

Ooh, I liked the purple one, but I LOVE this border fabric, so the block colors are a better choice. ;) It's going to look great!

Barbara said...

That is a gorgous fabric you have picked out for the border. I see all kinds of potential color choices to fit the pattern. Very nice. Looking forward to seeing this progress.

Denise :) said...

Lovely!! And I definitely love the border fabric!! :)

Lynne said...

Once upon a time I was a knitter who bought what I needed for the current project and worked on that monogamously until it was done! My mum is still like that - she has a stash of yarn but only because I buy it for her when it's on sale - the prices she has to pay for mediocre yarn in her town's one department store are ridiculous. Anyway, I currently have more than 20 projects on the go and others planned and ready to take their place when they are finished. Curiously enough, for a relatively new quilter, 80% of them are sewing projects!

Sue Daurio said...

Ah what wonderful color scheme you choose. Just love it. I really want to do this one too.