The NewFO Challenge gives you permission to start something new so you can build up a pile of UFOs for all those other "finish it up challenges". I've done really well this year, I'm 11 for 11 in 2013. My UFO pile has grown to just 8, so that's not so bad.
The November NewFO started off as an experiment for one of my other posts. I needed to make a mood board and had been eyeing the quilt along over at Little Bunny Quilts.
I've always wanted to make a quilt of brights coupled with a black background. Even better, this project would use up some left overs from a previous quilt. Plus, I already had several border fabrics that would work. So Starburst became the November NewFO. Four blocks had been released by the time I got to this point. I played a bit with fabric placement just to be sure the color schemes would work.
pattern by Alison of Little Bunny Quilts
(links to pattern found here)
I had to dust off my paper piecing skills, which to be honest are just about nonexistent. But that's the other advantage to making this quilt, hopefully practice will lead to perfection (or at least some measure of proficiency). Background fabric had to be ordered as there was not any tone-on-tone black in my stash big enough for this project. By the time that got here, there was just enough time to make one block before activities associated with the Thanksgiving holiday took me out of the sewing room.
All the points look so nice and sharp. I only had to unstitch a couple of seams because the pieces weren't big enough. It always feels like you are working backwards when paper piecing. Hopefully by the time all the blocks are done, I'll feel a lot more comfortable with process.
Check out all the other NewFO's over at Cat Patches. There's always some amazing new projects to check out.