Sunday, December 15, 2013

Hopeful for 2014

This past year, I participated in a NewFO Challenge that Barbara at Cat Patches was hostessing.  She's repeating that challenge again this year and her instructions can be found here.  She's also offering a prize each month!

I'm not sure how I will accomplish this without adding to my stash, not that that's a requirement, but it's a self-imposed one for as long as Marty's unemployed.  I do have a very small pre-job-loss stash of funds if I absolutely need to add some fabric.  Define need :)


It was a lot of fun trying to keep up with a new project each month during 2013.  Some months, I didn't get started until the last day or so, but start I did.  And of course, none are finished, hehe.  So I'm building up my UFO stacks and you can see those by clicking on the "UFO Parade" tab at the top of the page. 

At some point, and I sincerely hope I can exercise the discipline to do so, I would like to think that I might get at least two, or more, of those UFOs quilted and off to their intended recipients.  Some do have intended recipients...who have been patiently waiting for years, ahem.

So what projects might I start in 2014?  Well, some may come from my "Some Day" Quilts, that list is also available through the tab at the top of the page. I had those there all this past year as well, and you can see which ones from the list were actually started, and since I started 12 NewFOs in 2013, I obviously didn't stick to just this list.

These are something I'd like to start, and finish, in 2014.  

I bought them while at the Sister's show this past summer.  They're hot pads, and come pre-embroidered, with fabric and insul-brite.  I can't imagine they'd take very long to put together.  I actually have three of them, one of the kitty, and two of the chicken.  After all the big projects from 2013, something small in 2014 would be a good thing, a really good thing.

I would also like to do something with some orphan blocks I have languishing in a plastic tub.  I'm thinking I could turn them into mug rugs, more hot pads or placemats.  They could be great gifts that way, or donations to quilt guild fund-raisers.

So if you haven't gotten onto the band wagon yet at Cat Patches, head on over and see if it's something you'd like to do for 2014.


  1. Those are cute projects. I like the idea of doing something with your orphan blocks. Have a few of those myself.

  2. I have many orphans. Hoping I can home them.


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