Thursday, January 31, 2013

January NewFO - 2013

2013NewFO

Barbara over at Cat Patches has graciously agreed to host the NewFO challenge again for 2013.  The only requirement for this challenge is to start a new project, definitely not one of the harder things on a quilters list.   I had planned to start three new projects in January, but I only managed to start one of those.  

Calico Cats has been one of those projects that's been buzzing around my brain since I saw the pattern in the July 2006 issue of The Quilter Magazine.  The original pattern did the cats in blacks and whites, my vision was for "calico" cats with a blue background. So far I've finished 2 of kitty blocks.


Calico Cats
Pattern is Fat Cats from the

The Quilter Magazine (July 2006)
by Lucy A. Fazely and Micheal L. Burns
Only 18 left to go!  I'm hoping that I've learned all the problem spots with this block so that my unsewing time from here on out will be minimum.  The challenge doesn't require that you finish quilts, but this project needs to be done by May because it is a gift.  I best get busy on those remaining blocks.  

Hop over to Cat Patches to check out all the other NewFOs started this month.  

16 comments:

Oddbjørg said...

Lovely cat blocks! Look forward to see more blocks and at last the finished quilt.
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Lynne said...

They look like they're having a on interesting conversation!

Debbie said...

Love these, they are so cute. This will be a great quilt.

Sewgreen said...

I LOVE your kitties! I am making a kitty quilt in a block swap I am in! I wish I had this pattern to add ;)

Aileen said...

Love the kitties. This is also on my bucket list!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, these are so cute! What a wonderful quilt this will be.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, these are so cute! What a wonderful quilt this will be.

LynCC said...

These guys are so cute! And pretty in the calico.

Elizabeth said...

What sweet kitty blocks! Can't wait to see the whole quilt.

AnnieO said...

No, starting a new project isn't that hard for a quilter to do, lol! Love your kitties and hope you are right about getting the rhythm down so unsewing is at a minimum :)

Sandy said...

Oh that is so cute! Are the backgrounds all going to be blue? I love their little bow ties.

Kathleen said...

I love the bow ties. Probably will have the quilt finished long before it needs to be. Kathleen

libbyquilter said...

the calico kitties you have made are sweet. i'm looking forward to seeing this progress.

:-)
libbyQ

Barbara said...

I just love your kitties!

Tami C said...

All quilters should have at least 1 cat. You're going to have 18! They are looking good!

Chris said...

Cute blocks. I love the idea of a new FO but I have too many old ones!! LOL