8/31/14

August NewFO Linky Party and Giveaway

2014 NewFO Challenge

Well, I hate to point, but it's the last NewFO Challenge of the summer. Yep, I'm afraid it's winding down. If you've been following along, then you might know I'm on my way to the Great Lakes Region as you're reading this. But I'm never one to disappoint my favorite party-goers, and so I left the lights on for you. Just lock up when you leave, will ya'? Thanks.

So this month, we're playing for everybody's favorite (or everybody's favorite to hate), good ole Sunbonnet Sue.


If you win, and you're along the dusty trail, maybe I can even deliver her in person! What are the chances? Well, the chances are significantly higher if you link up to show us your new stuff for August. Here's what I did.

First, the Red Sunflower I made for Sharon's "Let's Book It" challenge. This was all done with the fancy stitches on my sewing machine. And that's a finish, unless you consider the fact that I forgot to put a backing fabric on it.


As some of you astutely pointed out, it's a wall hanging, so I guess the wall counts as a backing. It works for me!

Also, this abstract little marvel I made when I was attending the Association of Pacific West Quilters Symposium in Tacoma at the beginning of the month. I got my NewFO out of the way fast, when I made this little thing on August 2nd. If you're interested in reading the painful process I went through to get here, you can read my blog post about it right here.



And after I got this home, I decided I was looking at it all wrong. If you turn it this way,


it's a meteor crashing to earth...and those are green fields off to the right...and that's somebody's idea of a wonky rooftop and round chimney...or whatever. A bail of hay with a red ball on top? I don't know. It's abstract, what can I say? Feel free to chime in with your own ideas about what it is.

So that's it for me this month. I had high hopes for a table runner, but the tomatoes have had me on the run getting them cooked down and processed. Sewing has had to take a back seat to canning.

Now I'm ready to see what you started during the month of August. Here are my simple and friendly rules. (Yeah, rules, baby.)

1.  Please link-up with your newly started projects from August, 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 Saturday, September 6, 2014. Winner of the Sunbonnet Sue lapel pin will be announced on Sunday, September 7, 2014!  We will ship anywhere in the known Universe, so everyone is welcome! (Fine print: Delivery not guaranteed to extraplanetary participants.)

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10 comments from clever and witty friends:

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Eastbound and down; loaded up and truckin'.
[You're] gonna do what they say can't be done.

Enjoy each and every moment. Or nap. Bon Voyage. Kittehs !~!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I hope you have a wonderful (and safe) trip! I really like your wall hanging in the trailer...so cute!

knitnkwilt said...

I almost thought I didn't have anything new, oh the horror! But I found one. Only one. Gotta get with the program.

Enjoy your travels.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think your mini is such fun - great inspiration to play.

Kate said...

Your NewFOs this month were a bit out of the box, that's fun to do. No NewFOs for me. I played too much last year and really need to finish up what's already been started.

Celine said...

Your mini is gorgeous!

Dana Gaffney said...

I did wonder what the blue part was in the wallhanging, but it was pretty so who cares, but now after your comet theory I see that it's Oz if a different disaster had happened.

Cathy W said...

I love starting new projects! and looking at everyone elses -- and I especially LOVE Sunbonnet Sue (just sayin'...) Happy travels to you -- will you be traveling to Houston for the International Quilt Festival next month?

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like Sunbonnet Sue. Your wall quilt is cute. Hope you are having a great trip so far.

Mary said...

I barely made it in time to make my NewFo in August. But I got it done at the Walla Walla Fair! All Linked up to show you. I Love Sunbonnet Sue and I do know a few 'haters'.