I have a picture on my side bar for the NEWFO CHALLENGE THAT Catpatches started for this year. It's kind of fun, because you don't have to finish anything - just start them and report what you have started on the last day of the month. Last month I forgot to do it, so this month I'm reporting 2 New FOs.
First, is February's New FO:
As most of you know, I started the Dear Jane quilt last month and after Saturday's meeting, I got more inspired to get some made. Also, I needed a break from quilting a large quilt.
I decided not to do them in order, but I'm not just picking out the easy ones to work on first, either. Didn't need to paper piece! This is a super easy one but I made a hard one too.
Notice that it is made at 5" unfinished and will be 4 1/2" when put into the quilt. That's a lot of tiny pieces!!! I hope after doing a lot more PP blocks I will get more comfortable doing it. I've done it before, but never really enjoyed it - except for seeing how nice the blocks turn out.
|This shows the side pieces already PPed and the middle section, which is only 3" square, with lots of tiny pieces.|
(See where I added a piece on the left side of the middle bottom section)
March's New FO:
This is a Quilt A Long from Randy at Barrister's Block. It's a scrappy Bulls Eye quilt with raw edges. Very fun and easy to do!
I just happened to have this ruler "WonderArc" which I bought at a quilt show several years ago. I have used it, but not a lot, so this gives me an excuse to use it.
You fold the fabric two times and position it in the middle.
Cut close right at the 3" line for a 3" circle (duh!) and on the other side of the space for a 3 1/2" circle. It works really neat.
If you go over to Randy's blog, you will need to scroll down past some retreat posts to get to her Bulls Eye quilt posts. She is giving us time to work on it. (I haven't really been working on it very much due to deadlines, however).
Have a good week and enjoy the spring weather! And the flowers!