Friday, February 28, 2014

2014 New FO Challenge - February

Today I am linking with Barbara of Cat Patches to display my New FO Challenge for February. Be sure to drop by Barbara's to see all the unique and fun projects started by many talented quilters during the month. This is such a fun challenge - all you have to do is START a new project. There is no stress to finish.

Here goes ....
This flimsy is for my eldest great niece. The niece who reached for all things bright before she was toddling. Yellow is her favorite color. The pattern is Stepping-Stones from Sue Abrey's Pick Four book. This is an amazingly easy to construct Irish Chain created from modified 9-patch units. The fact yellow is not my favorite color does nothing to distract my eye from the crisp lines of the Irish Chain I so love. The flimsy is awaiting the arrival of bright yellow backing to make a trip to my quilter.

Second up is this much more calming - to me! - block laid out un-stitched on my design table cloth.
This is the first (January) block of Barbara Brackman's Threads of Memory, a graciously free monthly BOM being offered on her Civil War Quilts blog. I did not start the block until February. My plan is to stitch this and the February block over the weekend - in March, no less. This year is flying by!

These are my New FOs for February. Head on over to Barbara's to see what everyone else started and perhaps even finished during the month. I am warning you doing so can hold potential danger for a quilter! Doing so fills one's head with many, many "one day!" projects. Go anyway - you will enjoy the possibilities dancing in your head. Link up while you are visiting. The more projects the merrier! Happy quilting!


10 comments:

Cherry said...

What a bright & happy quilt for your grand niece!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I love the orange fabric!

carla said...

Hi!!! Very pretty quilt for your grand niece!!! Love your Civil War Block!!!

Barbara said...

Great starts! I love the orange in that first one.

Barbara said...

Great start! I love the orange in that first one.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a fun and happy quilt that is going to be so loved. I haven't started the Civil War blocks yet, so you are ahead of me.

DeAnna S said...

Both your starts are fantastic. I love the yellow and orange quilt. Your niece is sure to love it too!

quiltzyx said...

Great disappearing 9-patch - your great niece will love it!

Your star block will be wonderful too - and I agree, these first months of the year have flown by!

Teresa in Music City said...

Your niece will love that sweet quilt! I enjoy the D9P design - it's so fun to sew :)

Brown Family said...

She will love it.