Friday, February 28, 2014

February NEWFO and Challenges

2014 NewFO Challenge

For a short month, didn't February just seem to drag on?  Maybe it was all the snow storms, wind, cold, and just plain stuck inside!  Luckily there was lots to play with.


My project for NEWFO was the Super Bowl Sunday Mystery hosted by my own LQS - The Quilt Bug.  Kris never fails with her mysteries and this was so much fun.  AND it used up some of my scraps and 'waiting for the right project'  fabrics.  I did change up some of the sashing settings, but this was the first time I had put a flange in a quilt - I usually skip those, but it really did add to the pop of the quilt.  This is waiting for some quilting inspiration and the scrap fabric is bagged with it as I think some coasters and trim to some towels will make this a great Christmas present bundle.


I did finish up my Something Old project.   This was a Temecula Quilt Co. quilt along early last year - I think it was called 'five by five'.  I had to machine quilt it as the thickness of felt batt and heavier backing (I like to use those with a wall hanging so they lay nice against the wall) just made hand quilting impossible.  


And I used this piece for my Something New and Let's Book It project.  This is also in the pile of 'to be quilted'.  This may get used for a donation for one of the many 'auction' fund raisers for our community needs.


And I was tickled to play in my scraps and cutsie fabrics to make three doll quilts to donate to the Get Your Mrs Claus On project.

Maybe it was good that February dragged and was snowy - it was such a pleasure to work on all these projects and have some of my donations ready.

Linking up with Barbara at Cat Patches for NewFO
Linking up  with Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon




22 comments:

  1. Wow, for a short month you got a ton accomplished! Love the mystery quilt. I like lime green and black, the green just pops! On to March!

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  2. You got a lot accomplished this short month. Several wonderful projects and much variety. Love those fabrics.
    Looking forward to March and some warmer temperatures.

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  3. I love seeing your show and tells. I always smile all the way through!

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  4. Lots of finishes for you. I love the mystery quilt design. You accomplish much no matter the weather.

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  5. You had a very productive month with some lovely projects Sharon !

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  6. Oh my goodness! I could have stopped after the first one! That looked like a lot to accomplish, but you have quite the treat of great quilts for this short month!

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  7. Great finishes Sharon. I love your Five by Five quilt.

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  8. For being a short month, you got a lot done. Kuddos to you! I love all your projects especially your Something Old project.

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  9. That sampler wallhanging is just darling:-) Great month!

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  10. Oh my goodness - you got so much done! But then you always do :) Love your Super Bowl quilt! Irish chain quilts of any sort always catch my eye, and I love the fabrics you've used in this one.

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  11. Love your mystery quilt! I was gonna do it and then changed my mind as I have so many I really need to do :-) But I did her New Year's Day one and loved it.

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  12. Love all your projects Sharon. I didn't start anything new for February....yea me!....giggle. Of course, I barely sewed.

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  13. Look at all you got done! Love the look of your Super Bowl mystery quilt. I haven't done a mystery in a while & am getting the hankering for that challenge.

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  14. Lots of fun NewFOs at your place. Love the kitty doll quilt, very cute.

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  15. You were super productive in February. I love the Super Bowl Mystery quilt. And, the cat doll quilt is so very, very adorable.

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  16. All fantastic Feb projects there. We can both just hope a lot that March will be nicer weather.

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  17. Very nice February finishes. What a bright and pretty doll quilt. One lucky little girl is going to love it.

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  18. Cute projects. Of course, I love those cats.

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  19. I love that mystery quilt. The strong colours look great. You have lots of lovely projects done and on the go.
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  20. The mystery is wonderful. How nice to be near the shop--for me it is online browsing. I did a New Year's mystery one year and it was fun even though my project didn't turn out (I modified it into something useful though). I love the doll quilt!

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  21. you got so much done! There are some lovely quilts there. Wish my February had been as productive!

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  22. The ministry quilt is very Pretty. That's a very cute doll will also.

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