As promised, I'm hosting a Linky Party for those of you who want to participate in the NewFO challenge in 2012. I'm intending for this challenge to be a do-as-little-or-as-much-as-you-want challenge. Quilts can be of any size, and you don't need to participate each month.
In the months you start a new project, however, be sure to check back for a linky party on the last day of the month because I'll be giving away one of these cute quilt pins to a random lucky winner each and every month. Each pin is about two inches square.
All you need to do to win is to link up at the end of any given month. The first one will be January 31, 2012, and there will be a new linky party posted on the last day of every month.
Today I'm listing the projects I'd like to start in 2012. You don't have to list all twelve now. Just decide what you'd like to do as you go along. If there are certain quilts on your to-do list you'd like to start in the new year without fail, then take a few minutes to list them here. It isn't necessary to join in now to participate each month. This is just for fun. I'll keep this linky party open indefinitely, so join in whenever you like. (Are you getting that there are no rules for this challenge?)
Here are my NewFO's for 2012, in no particular order.
1. Amish Sampler--I have all the fabrics I need to make this quilt. This is one of the first quilts I ever put on my to-do list. I don't have any person in mind for it. My ancestry is Amish, and I love the look of the solids on black.
I'm using this Oregon State fabric, and I have all the other fabrics I'll need as well.
3. Flannel Rectangles--I have a bunch of flannel scraps to use. No reason in particular for this one, except that in my family, we love the softness of flannel. I'm embarrassed to admit that I requested flannel scraps on the Quilting Board some time ago in exchange for whatever. A lot of people sent me scraps, and I'm only just now getting around to using them. This pattern is available for free at All People Quilt.
4. Wing Dreams--I'm making this quilt for a friend. I'll be making this one from scraps left from another project. I already have the red ranunculus fabrics, both the large and small scale. The rest I'll supplement with other fabrics from my stash. This pattern is available for free from Clothworks Textiles.
I blogged about making this quilt months ago and never got any further than talking about it. It's still on my list. (Do you see why I need a NewFO Challenge?)
These are the fabrics I'm planning to use.
I don't have any person or occasion in mind for this one. All the fabrics are ready to go. Now I just need the motivation to start it.
6. Love Me, Love My Cat--a Bird Brain Designs quilt I picked up at a quilt show. When I finish up the Day in the Life of Mr. Bear quilt I'm working on, I'd like to start this one. I like having some hand work project going at all times, and I've been wanting to make something that is purely redwork. Oh, and I suppose it being a cat-themed quilt doesn't hurt either.
7. White Birches--This pattern appeared in the October, 2010, issue of Quilter's World. I just really like it. All the fabrics are pulled together from my stash, and I've been wanting to make this quilt ever since I saw it, which would be since the October, 2010, issue of Quilter's World was published. (Makes sense, eh?) Again, I don't have anything in mind for this quilt, but the design has some special significance to me. I made a stitchery for my brother many years ago. He was fond of any sort of design that used black and white. The crewel embroidery stitchery I made for him was of black and white leafless trees, and there was one small red bird sort of in the middle of it. With my brother deceased since 2004, it seems like a little memorial to him.
8, 9, 10, 11, 12--Doll Quilts for a friend who lives in California. She has a whole passel of granddaughters (including another possibility not yet born), and I said I would make a doll quilt for each of them.
So I can't say I'll get all of these started, and I certainly won't get all of them finished. It is, however, a start to my NewFO challenge. If I commit to starting one per month, I'll have a whole pile of UFO's in 2013! And then I can participate in someone else's UFO Challenge.
I like to plan ahead. How about you?
Now here's Mr. Linky. Please let us know what you'd like to start in 2012. I'm not using the thumbnail image Linky this time. You don't need to be as detailed with your list as I have been unless you want to. Just give us a list of the projects you'd like to start, and we'll look forward to seeing them month by month.
Update: Please only link up here if you are posting a list of NewFO projects you'd like to start. Your list may be as short as just one project. Please link to a specific post, not to your blog. Links to blogs will be deleted. Now here's something that chaps my hide: some folks are using this linky party to promote their own blogging events. This constitutes very bad manners, in my humble opinion. Links intended to promote events on other blogs will be deleted. (Why yes, as a matter of fact, I do feel better now.)