Thanks to the folks who host these parties that greatly boost my motivation in my quest to finish up every UFO and NETY in my closets.
UFO's: Two complete finishes
I'd planned on finishing up Koo Koo Puff and A Barbeque with the Squadron - both a big, fat NOPE!!
✓ But my third selection was Kelly's 1930s quilt, and YES, I finished it! All the hand quilting is in there, and the scalloped border is all stitched down. Not a quick task at all. Still need photos and a write up.
✓ Then I threw in one of Kelly's Joseph Smith quilts for an unexpected UFO finish. I'm really happy with how the quilting turned out, and this is another write-up waiting to happen. The family loss and a Thanksgiving trip over the mountains to Grandfather's House have taken away blogging time lately.
(both of those are blogged here: Two November Finishes)
And my DECEMBER GOALS are posted here
✓ Double Wedding Ring has 73 rings complete, so I kept up with my goal on that. Less than 2 rows to finish.
Rainbow Jane - I know now how I will quilt it, but I did not get any guidelines put in.
I love Barbara's NewFO parties each month, and they're really helping me get these kits pulled out of stone-cold status and on their way to becoming quilts before my youngest is out of high school. ;D Lots of other fun projects emerging, so take a fun stroll through the other links!
I had the best time with this one. Braid quilts turned out so easy to put together that I got the entire flimsy constructed!! LOVE THIS! And I'm calling it "Plums in November." I went comfort shopping when Koko died and got the backing and binding for this at the local quilt shop. I also was bad and bought a kit for a modern quilt which will be my next NewFO.
Plums in November flimsy: (something like 75 x 90)
The kit didn't include enough fabric for the end triangles, but I found some Stonehenge in my stash to use there. I think it worked fabulously.
The kit fabric was like the lightest marble near the center squares, so I'm actually happier with the effect of this substitute than the original would have yielded.
SUPER itchy to quilt this one!!!!
(The backing is a nice plum batik with a wee bit of perkiness and plummy shapes. The binding is a slightly less perky plum that pulls together perfectly with the darker shades in the border fabric on the front.)
BOMs: Not bad, just went off-roading with this category for the month.
I did not keep up with all four slots. I didn't feel like it, and Hello, Moon isn't out just yet. I did finish everything on both of Kelly's BOM tops, and then quilted one of them and finished it. I did do 4 sets of work on the Holiday Tidings BOM that I pulled into the active loop this month. Nothing on Ruffled Roses other than some basting of a few applique pieces. Fully expect to go "off-road" again for December. Who knows what will happen, because I'll choose as I feel each Sunday instead of looking at the "schedule."
Community Sewing: Nope. I did not make those wheel-chair blocks. Maybe next month.
So - altogether, not a power-house month, but not a bad month, either. http://catpatches.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-newfo-linky-party-and-giveaway.html