Sunday, December 16, 2012

NewFO 2013



Barbara has asked us to list some of our plans for next year's NewFo Challenge - a fun way to challenge yourself to go ahead and do that new project without the guilt or obligation to finish.  In other words - have fun with your quilting!


First, I have been doing a lot of organizing to be better prepared.  Easier to start a project if you can find it.  Pre-cuts and a LOT of panels will be used this year - quick projects for the Christmas Thru the Year - which I want to take part in this year.  The messiest shelves are my cross-stitch books and thread (boxes, tins, containers) and I really want to do more of this in 2013.  I was going to get tubs for the scraps of batt (top of shelf), but I rather use it up rather than store it.  A shelf of extra wides and backing ready to use up.  The other fabrics by yardage and in the rolling tower (1/2 yrd but less than FQ) that I go to first for my small projects.  Oh, I have a lot more fabric but we won't go there!!



Rolling bin of thread ready and waiting to be used.  The two large totes are scraps - for use in Doll Quilt Swap group, 12" Mini Swap, Temecula Quilt Co minis, and the Rainbow Challenge .  The 'under the bed' storage tote has flimsies ready for quilting - oh, there is one quilted and waiting for binding.  Pretty baskets and tubs to hold those new projects as they progress.  The waffle tower has odd/ends of notions and ribbons for those minis, top shelf is some cross stitch project I found 'in-progress' and would like to finish up in 2013.  A shelf of kits and the bagged items are my SILs projects for the new year.


Blurry photo of our FQ storage  and some of those shoe box totes have left over 4-patch, HSTs, and mini blocks that can be incorporated into a project.  My SIL and I go on a FQ buy every so often as colors need freshening.  I have a shoe box waiting for a Batik buy - I really want to challenge myself to work with those in the new year.


Here's those kits - the one I got in the silent auction, a couple I bought during a sale, the Cherry Blossoms kit I won, and 12 red work squares someone gave me - have to put those into a quilt.


A few books I pulled that I want to play with.  Yes, I really want to make a Civil War quilt - a trip to Windham Fabrics in in the future

Does it sound like a lot?  Well, some of the planned projects are for long term play with no hurry.  Mini's and Doll Quilts and Swaps don't take long to do.  And Who knows what is going to pop up on-line thru blog-a-sphere that attracts my attention - I am known to love a challenge.  Yes, the 'Word' Hop (I am scheduled for Jan 7th)- that's the quilt waiting for binding, yeah, I went big AND taking part in the Quilting Secrets Hop with a tutorial on 'web' technique (scheduled for Jan 4th).


And I know it isn't even officially 'winter', but I had to hit a sale - great beginnings for spring don't you think?  Inventory clearance at Connecting Threads - $2.96 yrd!  And they have a thread sale going on too (yes, I got matching thread)!! Panteen announced the color of the year - Emerald Green - but I think yellow and pink are going to be my colors.

Are you challenged yet?  Join us - visit Barbara and see what others are linking up for NewFO 2013.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

17 comments:

  1. Looks like you are all cleaned up and ready to have some fun in 2013 Sharon!!! I see you got some good deals at Connecting Threads too :*) Like you, I wonder what will come up in blog land that will add to my NewFO list :*D

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  2. Também quero fazer guerra civil.Estou ainda com esposa fazendeiro.Só que faço e transformo em papel inglês.Acho que ainda acabo atéa primeira quinzena de janeiro,vamos ver..

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  3. Your space looks fabulous and so orgainized! I can't wait to see all the great projects you will make in 2013.

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  4. Your space looks fabulous and so orgainized! I can't wait to see all the great projects you will make in 2013.

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  5. Looking good, Sharon. I think I need to purchase some tubs on wheels to help organize my space before 2013. You have many good ideas cooking. I'll be watching your posts for inspiration :)

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  6. Good for you! You are now ready for the new year! Isn't it great to be able to go to your stash when you're ready to do a project! Great idea for your fat quarter storage. Have fun in your sewing room!

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  7. Looks like you're ready to rumble!

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  8. now you can hit the new year head on Sharon,love those fabrics the colours are gorgeous.xx

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  9. You seem very organized and ready for the challenges of 2013 , love those new fabrics and what a terrific price too !

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  10. Oh, I have "Willowood" in my 2013 "Want to make" list too....a Christmassy one...I keep telling myself I have to RE-organize those toppling stacks and boxes--that will be my FIRST Resolution--since I like scrappy quilts, my fabrics tend to get all mixed up...I have to figure out how to get them into some shape where I can SEE what I have (gasp, that might NOT be such a great idea--ya think :--))) Julierose

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  11. You're looking to be in good shape there. :) I was able to better organize things as I unpacked - so far as like things with like things - but I look forward to one day being able to "prettify" it. At least it's in a storage room, so it's not in daily-life sight. :)

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  12. Wow, organized and everything before the first of the year. I'm impressed. Looks like some fun projects ahead for you.

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  13. You look ready to start 2013 off with a clean slate.

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  14. ooohhhh I would love to come play in your sewing room, looks like a lot of fun! debbie

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  15. Oh, will you please come and organize my stash!! Well, lets face it, the whole room needs organizing, but I'd rather be at the sewing machine ...
    Soon ... Looks like you plan to be really busy in the new year, and that's a good thing. Happy Holidays from a former New Yorker!

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  16. Sounds like a lot of fun. I love how you organised everything.

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