It's been a short month. Did you get a chance to start something new during the month of February? Everyone who links up today will have a chance to win. No finishes required...just link up with any new projects you started during the month of February, finished or not. Today we're playing for the second of the new quilt block lapel pins I found for this year's monthly parties. For February, we're playing for the Flower Garden:
I think we're all getting ready for a bit of spring, don't you?
So what's new in your sewing room? I have a couple of new projects going. I started on my "official" February NewFO...this "Duluth Trees" wall hanging. This pattern was inspired by the pattern by Frieda Anderson, but I used the new curved piecing technique I learned when I attended the "Transforming the Traditional" workshop in January.
When it was all finished, I thought it needed an extra design element to bring the eye up somewhat, and so I added the moon in the upper right corner. This one is ready to be quilted and bound now. Oh yes, and I've named my project "Shine On".
Then, for my "Let's Book It" project, I got started on a pattern from a book called Quilting with Bits and Pieces, published by House of White Birches. It's the "Oh, Christmas Tree" wall hanging and it started with me making 222 half square triangles. Phew! (uses hand to wipe sweat from brow).
Except for the borders, this wall hanging is made completely from half square triangles...18 rows of 12 half square triangles to be precise. I've started sewing them together now, and this is as far as I've taken it.
So that's it from me for the month of February. Now I'm ready to see what's new in your world. You don't have to do anything to link up here except to start one new project during the month of February. No finishes required...ever! Here are my simple and friendly requests before you link up:
1. Please link-up with your newly started projects from February, finished or not. If you feel like it, show us the progress you've made on any other previously posted NewFO projects.
2. Please link back to this post from your blog. Also, please link to your blog post, not your blog. Links to entire blogs will be edited by the administrator. Links provided for the sole purpose of promoting other events or shopping experiences will be deleted without apology. Please do not link to your Etsy shops or other giveaways and/or promotions you have going on your own blog. To be clear, it is okay to link to other events, but I want to see your NewFO's as a part of your post.
3. Don't have a blog? Upload an image to this FlickR group and link to that. If you have questions about how to do that or about how to link up, please email me. If you're having trouble posting your image, email it as an attachment, and I will be happy to post it for you. Please know that it takes a bit for your thumbnail to appear, so don't despair. It will appear eventually. You might need to "refresh".
4. Obviously, I need some way to contact you no matter how you link up. No email address and no other way to contact you equals no entry in the giveaway. Email me separately if you need to.
I'll leave this linky party open until one minute before midnight on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Winner of the Flower Garden lapel pin will be announced on Friday, March 7, 2014! We will ship anywhere in the known Universe, so everyone is welcome!
Remember to "refresh" if you don't see your image right away. Here we go: