Thursday, December 19, 2013

2014 NewFO Challenge - Next Year's Project List

I'm still playing catch up after the lap top crash, so I'm a bit late in coming up with my list for the 2014 NewFO Challenge over at Cat Patches.  

It's been a fun challenge the last two years, so how can I not sign up for 2014?  It has been a great way to get a few PIGS out of the grocery sacks and onto the design wall.  Here's my list for 2014 (in no particular order)

1.  Baby Quilt using bandanna fabric.  No pattern picked for this one yet.  

2.  Fall Frolic from 40 Fabulous Quick Cut Quilts by Evelyn Sloppy uzing Moda's Midwinter Reds.

3.  Rosettes by Fig Tree Co. using Moda's Nature's Basket.

4.  Walk in the City by Elisa Wilson using April's Garden

5.  Tonga Atlantis kit by Heidi Pridemore

6.  Inverted Star by Jessica Boschem for the 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge

Six is a good number to start with.  For 2013, I started 12 quilts, though that had not been my intention.  I've finished 5 quilts this year, so the UFO list grew slightly, but not too badly.  What I found in 2012 is that the more quilts started, the more quilts get finished.  I tried finishing a project before starting a new one and didn't get very many done that way.  For some reason, I do better working on a number of projects all at once.  

Hope you can play along.  Check out all the other cool projects linked up over at Cat Patches.  


  1. Great looking projects! I will look forward to seeing your progress on them.

  2. I am drooling over not only your pattern selections, but, also your fabrics! I think you may have perked an interest in me to join the rainbow challenge!

  3. so many beautiful bundles of fabrics and some fun ideas for sewing them up too~! the star block for the rainbow scrap challenge is wonderful~!!

    i need to start thinking about what i'll be doing/finishing for 2014 . . . seriously considering a 50th birthday quilt for myself (jubilee quilt) but know that i'll have to drop many other projects while i'm working on it in order to have any hope of finishing it within the year. decisions decisions.


  4. Great list! I love the bandana fabric - and the last quilt looks like it will turn out wonderful! Can't wait to follow your progress :)

  5. Great list of projects, Kate. I love that bandana fabric. It's going to be fun watching this all come together.

  6. Nice list! This will keep you busy for sure. You have some neat ones picked out.

  7. There are some lovely planned projects amongst your list Kate. I have about 6 on mine already and have 8 WIP's waiting in the wings....arghhhhhhhhh

  8. Beautiful fabrics! I am the same way I do better too if I have several different projects going on at once-I switch around too with weaving, rug hooking, my quilting, working on the house-and the list goes on lol
    Merry Christmas Kathy

  9. I did Fall Frolic in, guess whar, fall fabrics. It was easy to piece and is one of my favorite quilts. Can't wait to see yours in red!

  10. LOVE the inverted star block! It is going on my "someday" list.

  11. What a great list of much creative energy waiting to burst!


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