I have found Barbara's NewFO Challenge a great resource for inspiration and creativity, so I am joining again with this year's challenge.
I have neglected my love of cross-stitch, so want to start including more. Not only with NewFO, but also with Slow Stitching Sunday. Sometimes is is just a good plan to pull up a chair and slow down.
And I enjoyed the Rainbow Scrap Challenge last year and there is always an overflow of scraps. So joining in again and thrilled that the first month's color was blue - my favorite color!
I fell across Sew You Quilt 2 's Relaxing Round Robin - something I have wanted to try and plan to just work (challenge myself) out of one of my scrap totes to clean that out. First round was the center block and the second round was a border. The third round is to add some applique - I have a plan in place and this should be a challenge for me as I kind of avoid applique.
I have had a lot of people ask me how many BOM's I am doing - please don't think I am doing all those listed on my sidebar. I have an overflow of 2.5" squares so when I saw Terry's Goodnight Irene Sew Along, I thought that was a great way to use some of those. I have the center together and the outer borders are ready, but they will wait for February. I think I will save this quilt for Hands2Help2014 donation.
This little piece was for Handmade Christmas and Mini Challenge for January. I could almost save this one for myself.
These were for Something Old, Something New Challenge. The Pinwheel mini was from a block I demonstrated at one of quilt guild meetings last year and the Delectable Mountains mini is also part of my Let's Book It - yeah, blowing the dust off those books on the shelf to make something new.
I know NewFO is about starts, not finishes - but these are small pieces, so easy to finish. Plus, I am so bored being laid up that once I was allowed to hit that machine - I hit that machine!
Please be sure to visit Barbara's NewFO Challenge to see what other's have created in January.