Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 NewFO Challenge - December

Hard to believe this is the last day for the 2012 NewFO Challenge.  Thankfully Cat Patches is going to continue the challenge in 2013.  So out with the old and in with the new. 

My last NewFO post was back in September, when I started three new projects.  Needless to say, those starts have kept me pretty busy the last few months.   In total, seven new projects were started in 2012, one more than I had originally committed to.  Even so I really wanted to start one last NewFO, but it needed to be one that wasn't on the list for 2013.  I like starting new projects, but it can take me a while to decide on a pattern and fabrics.  I've been wanting to make a Quilt of Valor ever since I stumbled across Alycia Quilts.  Last year a set of fat quarters and yardage of Connecting Threads' "Firecracker" line made it into my stash.  It was the perfect fabric for the project, but I couldn't find a pattern that seemed to fit.  Then last Thursday, I spied this pattern by Miss Rosie.

So now I had the pattern.  Unfortunately, as written the pattern only makes a 33"X 33" quilt, way to small for a QOV.  So a few modifications were necessary.  Rather than 5" finished blocks, I made my 9" and changed the border to work with that block size.  One block is completed and the second is almost completed. 

No target date for finishing this project, it gets done when it's done.  But the blocks go together pretty quickly, so I do hope to finish this one before the end of 2013.   

Where did I end up on the other seven projects? 

1.  McCall's Mystery Quilt - Need to finish making blocks
2.  Scrappy Coffee Cups - Cups all done, need sashing and borders
3.  Sweet Treats - Need cornerstones, sashing and borders
4.  The Sofa Quilt - Need to finish making blocks
5.  Embroidered Medallion Quilt - Need to finish embroidery
6.  Evening Star - Need to finish adding borders
7.  Grandmother's Choice BOW - Need catch up on making blocks. 

My project list for the 2013 challenge can be found here.  The list includes 8 projects for next year, three of which will start in January.  I can hardly wait! 


Lynne said...

Woo hoo! You're doing well. I'm joining you for New FOs even though I'm intent on finishing some UFOs/WiPs! And, of course, I'm doing Rainbow Scrappy Challenge too!

Barbara said...

Oh I love this new project. Great fabrics. Not a bad year for you all-in-all. You have a very busy life, and you managed to get a lot of sewing done in spite of it all.

quiltzyx said...

I really like the blocks for your QOV quilt. A different take on the Friendship Star - one of my faves.
Looks like you made a good start on all of your projects - congrats!

Happy New Year!

Denise :) said...

OH! The Mon Ami is really cute!! What a great addition! Happy New Year, Kate -- hugs!!! :)

Kate said...

Good choice for a QOV quilt! And you did a great job starting some projects this year.

AnnieO said...

Wonderful mix of projects to play with in your 2013, Kate! I like your adaptation of the friendship stars for QOVs. You're going to have many happy hours of stitching time in your future :)

Shay said...

I love starting new stuff but hate it when I dont seem to finish them. Im sure that wont happen to you.

That quilt pattern is perfect for your fabrics.