Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2013 New FO Challenge

Barbara at Cat Patches is hosting a New FO Challenge for 2013 which allows you to start a new project each month guilt free! I really like this idea and have decided to try and play along, time permitting......

 So, for 

The new project will be Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street mystery quilt, no pictures to post as of course it's a mystery! lol Quite a few (over 200) have got a good start on this quilt already & I was hoping to this month also, but have run out of time :(

I will get a start on Sue Spargo's BOM for 2013 Bird Dance

Would like to make some more mini quilts this year so will probably make one from Kathleen Tracy's book Remembering Adelia.......not sure which one yet. Kathleen is the queen of reproduction mini quilts!

I would love to start a quilt inspired by this one......
unfortunately I can't remember where I saw this photo taken at a quilt show & forgot to note the details in order to credit it correctly (if you recognize this please let me know in order that I can rectify this)

I have had this BOM pattern for a couple of years so now's as good a time as any to start.

Pockets of Posies by Hatched and Patched

A log cabin quilt has been on my to do list so this could be the month to start one, really like this Mountain Trail by Lori of Humble Quilts, it looks like a variation of a log cabin......could be a contender......

Also had the Scandinavian Christmas by Lynette Anderson pattern in the draw for a a while so why not Christmas in July? May even complete it by Christmas if I stick at it! LOL 

A star quilt would be a nice addition to the mix, I really love this one from one of Kim Diehl's books - Simple Charm, really like the burgundy background on this,  would make a great autumn quilt to snuggle under as the days become chillier

Maybe time for another mini quilt......which ever takes my fancy, Kathy at Inspired by Antique Quilts blog makes so many beautiful minis, I'm always inspired by her gorgeous quilts!

Would like to start on some varied 2 colour blocks to add to a sampler type red & white quilt which would just evolve as more blocks were made, kind of make it up as you go along (a bit like the Just Takes 2 quilt along that has been running this year),

Can't have a 12 month plan without a bit of EPP!........ so this Rose Star could be the next contender, great tutorial by Clare of Summer Fete blog

This month will see the start of a scrappy/recycled fabric quilt of some sort, maybe string pieced but definitely using repro or old shirt cotton scraps

So, there we are all set for 2013, this list may well change as the year progresses, in fact, I'm sure it will as there's bound to be something that catches my eye and has to be started there and then!

We're off to France to spend Christmas with my mum on Saturday, so wishing you all a wonderful Christmas & Happy New Year, full of good health & stitching :)

See you next year


Shirley said...

That is a most impressive list Gisele and I shall watch your progress as I know it will all be beautiful. So glad you came back online. Lots to look forward to next year. Have a great Christmas. Love Shirley.x

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, you are going to be so busy next year. I can't wait to see how it all unfolds. Love the Sue Spargo BOM, I was contemplaiting to join in but by the time I decided all the spots were gone. I also just started on the Scandinavian Christmas quilt. My plan is to make a block each Christmas for the next few year (crazy) and then to give it to one of the kids when they have their own families.
Have a lovely Christmas in France and a good start into the New Year. xx

Barbara said...

That's a great group of projects. Can't wait to see them in action!

Jersey Kim said...

Wishing you good luck with this lot :)

I am working the other way round, every month will see me FINISH a project, LOL, I figure if I do this again in 2014 then in Jan 2015 I might allow myself time to start something new as the decks will have been cleared :)

BUT I do like the look of a couple of your planned starts so........LOL

Have fun in France, hope to see you in January x

LynCC said...

You have some awesome projections here. And, oh! Bird Dance looks so fun. :) It would be awesome if you'll link your progress on that up at BOMs Away. And isn't Pockets of Posies fun? And a red & white - I definitely need to make one of those for myself after getting to see the NY exhibit that just happened to be on show while we were visiting.

Sandra Henderson said...

You inspire!~ I know you and you will get it all done...
Merry Christmas!~ Eat some pate, cheese, french bread and drink lots of wonderful wine for moi!~ :)