Yes, it is OK to start something NEW and I love the idea of no pressure to finish. It can be a new technique, a new fabric, a new pattern, a color that isn't your normal palette, something outside the box. Just enjoy the journey.
Although I start a lot of new things, this was my official NewFO. My mini for the Doll Quilt Swap Group. My partner requested something to hang in her new sewing room/studio and I was happy to fill her request. This is a free pattern found HERE.
Of course, I always send a little dolly dressed in scraps from the quilt and my signature label on the back.
My Something New was the same project as my Let's Book It, but the New was using Batiks for the first time. I have used a few scraps in projects, but never an entire quilt with them.
And my Something Old was to get those house blocks into a quilt top. Mixed with some orphan blocks and all sized up with different individual sashing (or boxing) so I could end up with all a 16" block. Put together like this there is no need for any sashing - they make their own. I think it needs a border to frame it and since this is big, it will go off to my longarmer.
I finished up my Relaxing Round Robin, combined my Simply Small Challenge and Homemade Christmas Item as one project (zip pouch) and continueing with the RSC14. Throw in two Row quilts for fun.
This was one of my earlier Let's Book It projects and I managed to finish the last bit of quilting on it. Add a hanger,binding, and label - done.
I'll be linking up with Barbara @ ThreeCatRanch for NewFO and Never Too Hot to Stitch for Something Old/Something New.