7/31/12

July NewFO Linky Party and Giveaway


Is it my imagination or did the month of July fly by in a flash?  Given that it started out with a bang on Independence Day, I don't suppose the flash should surprise me.  In any case, it's time to link up with your July NewFO projects.  Remember . . . no finishes are required.  In fact, there are no requirements of any kind except that it needs to be a new project started during the month of July.  Even small projects like mug rugs and potholders qualify.  So be bold!  Link up!  Here's what I started in July:

The Doors of Ireland quilt:


And the White Birches quilt from the pattern featured in the October, 2010, issue of Quilter's World.  I was able to do all the cutting,


and then I made the first two of twelve blocks.


These blocks are not difficult to make, but the cutting is a bit complicated.  Because of the way they are pieced, chain-piecing would be difficult to do.  Each one will need to be made one at a time, and that makes it a little bit slow-going.  That's okay.  I'm never in any hurry when I'm sewing.

So what did you start during the month of July?  I'm just dying to see.  Now's your chance to link-up.  Everyone who links up will be entered to win this month's mini quilt block pin.


Please link-up with your newly started projects, finished or not.  If you feel like it, show us the progress you've made on your other 2012 NewFO projects.  Please link to your blog post, not your blog.  To do that, just click on the title of your post to isolate it from the rest of your blog.  Then copy the URL and use that to link up.  If you have questions about how to do that or about how to link up, please email me.  And if you're having trouble posting your image, email it to me as an attachment, and I'll do it for you.

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18 comments from clever and witty friends:

Celtic Thistle said...

I love your doors and that new quilt looks very interesting too!

Maxine said...

Although the Totally Groovy QA doesn't start until 8/2, I already have my pattern and fabric! I'm so excited for this one. What a great pattern!

Kate said...

Love your first Irish Door and am looking forward to seeing what you do with the rest of the series.

Nothing new for me this month, too many weekend swim meets!

Mommarock said...

Sorry, but I've been working on my dern hexies for a year and a half now.... I will finish, I will finish.. the mantra continues.

make.share.give said...

For another month, I've only plugged along on works in progress, nothing new. I love seeing what everybody else is working on though. Inspiration for August, maybe? Thanks again for heading up a fun linky.

Sallie said...

I linked up - I'm participating in the Tetris QAL at Happy Quilting.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I don't know why I didn't join up sooner. ;o)

Kimberly Cassie said...

Love your Doors of Ireland...makes me want to visit there!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I know you are on your trip so enjoy - but the linky isn't working for me - but that's ok. I love this Birch Tree pattern.

Diane Wild said...

Keep those doors coming and enjoy your time with your friends.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sorry, nothing new this month. I've been on too many trips (wedding, pick up/take back son). Maybe next month.

Vickie said...

Love the Irish doors, how creative. The white birches quilt looks like it will really be pretty. Glad I finally got the blog post done so I could link up.

Pattilou said...

I did start on a piece that I just decided was time to make into a quilt. It's been a fun adventure to start with no idea in mind how it was going to turn out and now it's ready to bind. I still have some pieces left and I think I'll start a new project for them into some sort of a "tile" piece.

Keep enjoying your trip!

Judee said...

Your Irish doors is a great project. i am a little late. I don't know how I missed your post this time. Oh well. Better late than never.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Love the doors!

Karen said...

Barbara -- thanks for hosting ! Love your Doors of Ireland quilt block.. very detailed and pretty.

Take Care.
Karen

quiltzyx said...

I really like the crystals in the sconces on the Irish Door block! Perfect touch. :^)

The tree blocks are neat. I'm looking forward to seeing what they all will look like together!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Better Late than never. I might not have been entered for your pin this month but I made mug rugs! Hehehe