I finished UFO #2 -a fabric bin that was all cut out and ready to go. This is an Atkinson Designs pattern that I made a whole bunch of a couple years ago. I use them for scrap and thread catchers, and made a bunch for gift baskets too.
But of course along the way this week I got a little distracted with a new project. I wanted to try out Lori Holts method for applique using interfacing before her Sew-Along starts on Monday. I saw this project in Quiltmaker Magazine using the same Sew Simple Shapes so I made this little wall hanging. I love it!
I also love her method. You can find that on her blog Bee in my Bonnet.
Here is the magazine project, Cabin Posies, from the Jan/Feb Quiltmaker issue.
Her Bloom sew-along starts on Monday.
And if that's not enough check out this sew-along starting in February hosted by Pat Sloan and Quilt Jane. The Splendid Sampler is a year long project on 100 blocks by 100 different designers! 2 per week! How cool is that? I can't wait to see what they come up with.
OK, off to hang my new wall hanging in my hallway and dig out the next UFO.
I recently started compiling a list of UFO projects that I want to finish at my local quilt shop's annual retreat that is coming up in a few weeks. I realized that I have way too many UFO's! I am determined to reduce the list and hopefully documenting them will help. I am not saying "no" new projects. I just can't do that! And I do have some sew-alongs I am planning on.
So here is my first UFO finish. I was searching for a pattern,which I still didn't find, and came across the 2013 issue of Quilt Almanac magazine and completely cut out pieces for a tote bag. So I stopped my search and spent the afternoon making this nice little bag.
I also found all the pieces for a fabric bucket that I will tackle tomorrow.
The sew-alongs I am planning to do this year are Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden. That's on
Pat's blog HERE. She has been doing a free sew-along on FreeQuiltPatterns.com for a few years and this is the 3rd one I have done. They are nice simple blocks.
This is my first block.
Its called DC Botanical Garden.
I am also planning to do Lori Holt's Bloom sew along that will be starting January 18th. You can read about that one at Bee in My Bonnet.
So I am looking forward to a fun year of new projects and finishes! Wish me luck.