Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 NewFO Challenge - January

Barbara over at Cat Patches is having the 2012 NewFO Challenge this year.  I tried to copy the button, but, it just wouldn't copy.  Sorry.  Barbara states "The idea with the NewFO Challenge is to have fun and to start something new.  And honestly, who wrote the rule that every project has to be completed, no matter how ugly, boring, challenging, frightening, tedious, or distasteful?  So shake off those old sewing projects that bind and be audacious!"

Well, here are my NewFO's for January!
'Candy' pincushions
'Candy' pincushions
I made these 'candy' pincushions early in January.  These were fun and quick!  I gave these two away, but, I still have one more.  Yum!

String Heart block
I made five of these blocks.  These will probably be turned into mini quilts for gifts.
more (almost) heart blocks
I made five of these blocks, too.  I still have to stitch the hearts onto these blocks.  One of them is for a 'block lotto' at one of my quilt guilds next Monday.
28 thread catchers
Overachiever that I can be (next month won't be nearly as prolific), I made 28 of these thread catchers.  7 are for my quilt guilds Valentine's Party next Monday, some are for my family reunion, some for friends, and at least one for my giveaway in the next few days.





These were fun to make.  Most of what I made in January was either made by hand (candy pin cushions) or on my hand crank sewing machine (all but the string heart blocks).  All together (including the pin cushions not shown) I made 50 items this month!  Don't expect this EVER AGAIN! LOL!

My one year blogiversary (Oops! I missed it this month) and my 49th Birthday Giveaway is coming in the next few days!

13 comments:

  1. I really love those thread catchers and plan to use that as our little guild gift at the end of the year. Great pincushions - love how you have them in a little candy box. I think coming out of the holiday drudge of sewing - it is refreshing to just 'create'.

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  2. Wow, I was really tired after reading your post, all your sewing just wore me out! The heart block is wonderful. Pin cushions, so yummy and the thread catchers are super cute!!! You get some rest now!

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  3. Wow, you have been burning the candle from both ends. Everything looks great.

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  4. Love the candy cushions and the thread catchers! You have been really busy!

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  5. Very impressive! You have been busy! I'll bet your sewing machine is smoking!

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  6. 50 Items are great my goal is 1 item/quilt a week for every week of the year. For you to reach my goal you only got 2 left gratz.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  7. Fifty things, wow! Maybe you need to sleep through the month of February? ;) Seriously though, nicely done, all of them. I'm really digging that hearts string project!

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  8. I would love some candy in the beautiful thread catcher you can send me. LOL. Great thread catchers.

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  9. Look at you go! 50 items in one month? I wouldn't have that many in a year. LOL Seriously, the candy pin cushions are just over the top CUTE and I love your blocks and thread catchers. The thread catchers will make great gifts. Love EVERYTHING you've made! :0)

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  10. Those pin cushions are sooo darling. I love them. And the thread catchers too. I think I'm going to be a follower. You are inspiring.

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  11. I just love your thread catchers!

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  12. lol!! You are the NewFO queen for January. :D Those thread catchers are fantastic!

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  13. Your blocks and thread catchers look great! For anyone else wanting to make some thread catchers, the pattern is on my blog at http://needlingthings.blogspot.com/2011/08/triangular-ort-thread-catcher.html

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