Wow! I can't believe the last time I posted a NewFO was at the end of February!!! As I recall, there was some of that white stuff on the ground... Oh yeah, SNOW! There certainly isn't any of that stuff around today. August is going out with a ROAR with temps in the 100s! I opted to stay inside quilting where the air conditioning is working just fine. Thinking back, in early March I had Jacob for 12 days straight 24/7 while his folks got to go to the Bahamas. And then I started the moving process by April 1, which disrupted just about everything. As soon as I was fully moved (end of May--one of those drawn out moves), I left for a month-long trip to California and back that wiped out most of June and the beginning of July. Lots of shop-hopping on that trip, but no quilting. And once I was home from my trip, I had to get the rest of the way settled into my new home. I guess I'll play catch-up a little here, but will start with the most recent new projects to stay with the August 2013 NewFO Challenge hosted by Barbara at Cat Patches.
More Coffee" since it's quilt #2 from my coffee prints. It's not done yet--it's still hanging just like this on the design board in the hallway. It needs borders and I have some fun touches that will be added with the borders, but the main body part is finished.
Going backwards, I had two July NewFOs. The first was a Marti Michell pattern--Lazy Afternoon--that I made for the Marti & Me Club that I joined. It's named "Coffee Anyone?" and is coffee quilt #1. I played some with the pattern to make it mine and used more prints than the pattern called for, and overall I think it turned out quite well!
Brooklynn Shay, An Angel in Heaven" was completed at the early August guild retreat (where I had my picture taken with it) and shipped to Oregon in time for Shelby to receive it on Brooklynn's birthday.
The only other NewFO dates back to March, about the time I fell off the face of the blog-world. It's another Eleanor Burns--Zig-a-Zag, the first pattern from the 2013 Signature Pattern Party. I had purchased this fabulous jelly roll several years ago and hauled it around in my move back from California to Kansas last year. Finally, I had a pattern that seemed to have been made for this particular jelly roll! So, I had a great time creating my "Prismatic Progression" which I finished about 2 weeks ago. Yep, it stayed in the NewFO/UFO pile for several months, but no more!
I think that's about it. I'm caught up and feel great about it! And I already know there will be more NewFOs to post next month and in months to come. My plan when I set up my new home was to have two areas to sew--the "formal" sewing room upstairs with the stash, all the sewing stuff, the big Horn cabinet and the Brother machines, next to the computer so I can play with EQ7, listen to my iTunes and check Facebook often while stitching. The second sewing space got set up downstairs in the country kitchen where I put my HandiQuilter Sweet 16 and my new-old best friend, Gerty--the Singer 301A that I learned on when I was about 9! My hope was to be able to sew or quilt in the kitchen while Jacob played downstairs when he's here. I only have him Monday, Wednesday and Friday this semester--he's already started daycare two days a week to start the socialization process. With him getting bigger (almost 14 months already!), I really need to find a way to keep working on my projects without having him loose upstairs among all the open shelves that he loves to clear and reorganize for me. LOL! As much as I miss our hours of snuggle time in the rocker last year when he was much littler, I must say it's fun to see him explore and play, giggling and running back and forth from room to room.
After too many hours quilting (my shoulders are telling me so!), now it's time to sleep! Happy to be back and reconnecting with my fellow quilters in blog-world!
More snippets from the sewing room soon,