Although I don't have trouble starting anything new (sure most of you can relate to that), it is always nice when some one encourages you to do just that - no worries, no stress, no need to finish. Thank you Barbara @ CatPatches for being the ringleader in all things NEW.
My official NewFO was my project for the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap Group. The monthly theme (and you and your partner can agree to the theme or chose something else) was 'Back to School'. It just so happened I had an old FQ bundle on my shelf that was called 'Back to School' by Melissa Babcock Saylor for Quilting Treasures. I have a tutorial for this block/pattern HERE.
And since my partner was in Australia, she loved the American buses and school items. Yup, a little dolly dressed for school went along with it.
I will admit that I totally did not get to this. My 'Old' was to re-load my EQ on this not-so-new computer and really start to use it - not done. My 'New' was to put my tutorials on a tab - not done. I did start browsing old posts and making notes, but nothing got pass that point.
In defense, I had a month of 'nursing' my Mom after surgery, participating in a County wide 'airing of the quilts' , and a new grandbaby arrived. And.....
Bella freaking out because there was just something new and different and not so pleasant. Yes, she has a curly tail which curls even tighter when she is scared.
I've had nightmares that my upstairs bathroom was going to end up downstairs, especially that old heavy tub. Well a leak and a falling ceiling and I was freaking out right along with Bella. I am assured the bathroom (and tub) is going to stay in place - just a leaky seal on the tubs drain. But they can't come back to do that 10 minute repair for another week!
I have so enjoyed seeing what others have used as a resource and their projects of choice. I don't have a lot of books - well compared to my Mom's 40 yr collection - but I am amazed that I let them sit without playing with them.
I'm very pleased with my wallhanging adapted from table runner pattern and you can see more about it HERE.
Tea Wallets using this TUTORIAL were my monthly Make it Handmade Christmas Challenge project. We have a few tea drinkers in the family and they like to carry their own tea bags for dining out - quick, fun, and can be personalized.
I loved playing with the camping Riley Blake Panel and ginghams for the 'Back in September' Hop.
Testing a pattern for Bea Lee @ BeaQuilter - now available in her Craftsy Store.
Fun just playing with some spool blocks that were suppose to be for another project that I lost interest in - Buttons & Bows.
And then playing with blocks:
Marcus Brothers QAL
Charming Star QAL
Quilt Doodle Row Quilt
Temecula Quilt Co. 'Little Alphabet' QAL
And I have been enjoying one, two, or even three little walks each day as our weather has been just delightful. The Fall flowers and the trees starting to color make for great inspiration.
Hope you've had a grand September,