Can you believe it's the last day of April already? Where has the time gone? It's been a busy month here at the Three Cats Ranch, but I still have a couple of things to show you.
First, I started my Let's Book It challenge project for April...this Mom Cats quilt. I've taken it to the point where I'll need to quilt it before I can add the little vintage hankie aprons, and so I'll have to finish this one another day.
And as my "official" NewFO project for April, I finished the top for the Happy Campers quilt. Recall that this is the work of Portland artist, Rachel Austin, who has graciously given her permission for me to make a quilt from her original art. This top ended up at 29 inches square, and its purpose is to cover an access panel in our 5th wheel trailer.
Those are my starts for the month of April. Now I'm ready to see your new stuff. My quilt tops are complete, but they still need quilting and binding. But don't let that bother you because finishes are never required in the NewFO Challenge. All you have to do to join in the party is start something new during the month of April. And this month, we're playing for this the bear's paw lapel pin:
And I'll just say that the bear's paw is one of my favorite traditional quilt blocks.
So without further ado, Here are my friendly guidelines:
1. Please link-up with your newly started projects from April, 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. 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 Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Winner of the bear's paw lapel pin will be announced on Wednesday, May 7, 2014! We will ship anywhere in the known Universe, so everyone is welcome!
Okay, here we go: