Sunday 15 December 2013

NewFO challenge 2014

2014 NewFO Challenge

Barbara over at Cat Patches has been running a monthly NewFO party for quite a while now and today is holding a link up about our projects for 2014. For those of you who haven't come across the NewFO challenge the idea is simple. You start a new project each month without the stress of having to finish it. It can be big or small but you must start something new. I love it as it means I get the pleasure of going through my stash and pulling fabrics each month. Oh the joy of stroking fabric and deciding which pieces to use, it is just so relaxing. It also means I have created some UFO so I can join in the link parties to get projects finished. It feels like a win win situation.

So what are my planned projects for next year. I have several in my head but haven't decided the month they will be started,it all depends on what happens. Because of that I'll just number the potential projects. I do reserve the right to change my mind.

1. Double wedding ring quilt. This is for me and John. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this year and this seemed a good present to us. I have all the fabric for the top and have been practicing the techniques I need so this will be started early next year.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

This is the image of the front of the McCalls pattern.

2. My son wants me to make him a quilt. I promised I would and since then he has been considering the design he would like. The reason for not starting this quilt this year is that the design keeps changing.  This is a watch this space project.

3. Catalicious quilt. This quilt combines stitchery and patchwork. It was designed by Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly. If you want the pattern just follow the link. This was originally done as a BOM but all the patterns are free to download for personal use. She also has some lovely designs in her shop.

4. This also a design by Bronwyn Hayes at Red Brolly and is called 'The wish' This Christmas quilt is another stitchery and patchwork project.

5. The Gutterman Sulky BOM for 2013 'I love sewing'. I don't have an image for this but will post one when I start it.

6. Another McCalls pattern. Cat stairway to heaven. This is made using patchwork and applique. I'm a little worried that I have two cat quilts that I want to make but Picasso thinks it's fine.

7. I want to make a string quilt as I have lots of strips that need to be used up. I love quilting for using up all the small pieces. I haven't decided what sort of pattern I want to make.

I have several Scnibbles patterns I haven't yet made. These patterns are by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co So number 8 is Clover,

9 is Morning Joe

10.  Canasta.

11 and 12 are both bag projects.

I'm sure that will be changes as the year goes on but those are my current plans.

I'm linking up with Barbara at Cat Patches for her launch party of the NEWFO 2014 challenge which includes a give away.

Over the last 10 days I haven't had any time to post but I have now caught up with work and will be on holiday for two weeks over Christmas. I'm hoping to be able to get back to my usual routine of sewing. I hope you have had time for stitching and creating.



  1. That's a nice list of NEW FOs. This is going to be fun.

  2. Great list of new projects. Happy quilting.

  3. There are some lovelies on there. And anything with cats is always good too.

  4. Will be watching for your progress, they are all lovely

  5. You're very brave doing the Double Wedding Ring. I live Bronwyn's quilts too. I have both of those on my embroidery to do list.

  6. Looking forward to seeing how you do with your list....very ambitious! Moses agrees with Picasso....the more kitty themed projects, the better. LOL

  7. oooo - You have some really lovely projects coming up! And hey! I just last week finished piecing the top of my double wedding ring quilt for our 25th anniversary coming in August. It was the hugest task I have ever done, since it's an edge-to-edge all-rings KING sized behemoth. I'm so very glad I did this, though. You should do one for your 30th, definitely!