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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WIP - NewFO January Report

How are you doing on your January goals? Did you get a UFO finished? Don't forget to link it up at this post of Carrie's if you did.  ;D

My top WIP at this moment is also one of my January NewFO's. 

This is a fun project - I've wanted to do something truly scrappy for quite a while, but haven't had the right opportunity as I'm most focused on UFOs and NETYs. A quilt for Christi fit the ticket perfectly.  Just about every piece on this quilt came out of my big scrap bin. I just needed to cut into a fat quarter for a little more white. I'm extremely happy with how well it turned out. Spent an hour rearranging blocks so that no two of the same whites or blues lay against each other.




The crazy pop of the Hello Kitty fabric is intentional. Christi is crazy for all things Hello Kitty or Marilyn Monroe, so when I saw this fat quarter, it was mine (well, hers).  ;D  That's the only thing about this quilt that's not straight from stash.



And Christi HATES the cold, so even though she lives in north Florida, she's getting a luscious minky backing.




Speaking of NewFOs, January was a prolific month! In addition to Run, Kitty, Run!, I started (and finished and shipped) Patrick's Houndstooth Blues.




And I've got some little Valentines secrets in progress. Nothing much, really - just fun cuteness for my hubby and girls to cheer their work spaces. 





So January saw SEVEN NewFO's born, one of which is already gifted, 5 of which will be finished and gifted on Friday, and the last will be finished before February ends, hopefully. The quilting on it is a tad ambitious. I have Christi completely stymied as to why I needed her to fax me an image of the bottom of her favorite running shoes. . . 

Oh! And hopefully Scott won't mind spray-adhesing batting onto these foam pieces for me this weekend. Want to get some design boards up!


18 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

That is an impressive list of starts and finishes, if you keep this up for the year you will blitz that UFO list!

Carrie P. said...

How does one get cold living in FL? Just kidding! I know it does get cold because I used to live there. Minkee will be so nice on the back. I can't wait to see what you are going to do with bottom of the shoe!

Angela Bullard said...

The Hello Kitties are a fun touch!

FlourishingPalms said...

With all these finishes and near-finishes - all of them are wonderful - I'm scratching my head. Are you in school now, or not?

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great projects. Wonderful accomplishments in the first month of the year. Keep up the good work!

Barbara said...

I love that none of the whites or blues are next to the same colors (: This is great!

Nat at Made in Home said...

The quilt for Christi is similar to one I was working on ... I need to finish it, yours inspired me!

Lynne said...

Wow! You had a very productive month. Love the quilt for Christi.

Dana Gaffney said...

I love the log cabin for Christi, perfect colors and the Hello Kitty block has just the right pop. I've heard that Minky is really slippery, have you worked with it before? It's so soft and wonderful I've been thinking about trying it.

Penny {SewSimpleLife.com} said...

I need a design board... nowhere to put one though, not even temporarily :(

Love the log cabin quilt!!!

Kate said...

Love the log cabins, using the Hello Kitty as centers is such a fun idea.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm excited to see your design boards! Great month for you ;-)

Elizabeth said...

What fun and who says a minkie backing is too much even for Florida! I'm curious if you'll also add batting or just use the top and minkie? Great projects!

Nanna said...

what a fun month you've had great projects! love the blues!Helen

KaHolly said...

I'm still in love with that Houndstooth. You could show it in every post and I'd be happy!! Love the scrappy log cabin. How clever to put the Hello Kitty in each center! Makes a fat quarter go a long way!!!

Sandy said...

Wow, you have been very busy. Nice work!

Barbara said...

Lots of new stuff. I love that houndstooth project.

Eunique said...

Lynn, that houndstooth caught my eye! I can't believe how many projects you can complete in a month. How do you do it? I'm looking forward to the design board post. I have a feling it's something I'm going to have to tackle.