December 28, 2011

2012 NewFO challenge

I know, I know I’m already doing the FMQ challenge and a 2012 UFO Challenge.  Do I really need another challenge?   I think I do.   It’s important to have balance in your life, right?   So I’ll be working to learn a new skill and to finish projects I’ve already started with the first 2 challenges.

The 2012 NewFO Challenge is about starting new projects.  Who doesn’t love to start a new project?  And since I need to balance out all that project finishing I’m going to do,  I have to join this one.

We’re just starting our adoption journey and with any luck we’ll have a baby in the next 12 to 18 months if not sooner.  That means I need to work on some baby projects this year so there’s several of those on my list for the 2012 FO Challenge.

1.  Doodle Bugs Quilt (picture from, kit is available)***'s Doodle Bugs quilt


2.  Oyler Baby Quilt –  I don’t have a picture of my sketch yet, I’ll post it later.  It’s inspired by a star quilt I saw online, but can’t remember where.    It’s going to be yellow, green, denim and khaki which I think will keep it gender neutral.

3.  Baby Blankets – these are using some quilting flannel I picked up on Black Friday.   Just simple, quick recieving blankets, no real pattern. – DONE!
4.  Miss Mimi BOM applique (picture from One piece at a time, center block available for purchase) ****

One Piece at a Time's Miss Mimi

5.  Diaper Bag – I’m still picking the pattern for this one, but I’m thinking I’ll go with black and white prints and lime  green accents. – DONE!!
6.  Paw Paw tshirt quilt for DH – this quilt will be a memory quilt for my dh using his Dad’s tshirts
7.  Paw Paw tshirt quilt for Connor – memory quilt for my nephew using Paw Paw’s tshirts
8.  Ghastlies Quilt by Aldiza – I soooo want to make this! ***

Aldiza's Coffin Quilt

9.  Burp Cloths and Bibs – Burp Cloths DONE!!!  probably going to pass on the bibs till after Baby is here.
10.  Flannel Squares quilt using Adoring Fabric – This one’s all your fault Barbara.***

11.  Sew Cuddly Blanket – a girly minkee blanket kit that I really just need to actually do something with!
12.  MSU Rag Quilt ***

***Note – since I haven’t made these projects yet, I don’t have pictures of them.   I have linked to the source for all pictures.  Clicking on the name of the project will take you to the source of the picture and the project.   From there you can either purchase the pattern, find a link to the store,  or find instructions.   Any future pictures of these projects will be my own.

Thanks for stopping  by!    I’m getting so excited for 2012!!!

4 Responses to “2012 NewFO challenge”
  1. Barbara says:

    This is just wonderful. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that your ultimate NewFO baby joins you very soon. Glad I inspired you with the flannel quilt. It’s not a baby quilt, but it could be!

  2. Kathy says:

    Congrats on starting the adoption process. Prayers and patience to you and yours. That little one is going to be sooooo lucky and loved! Good luck.

  3. Kate says:

    Barbara’s challenge should be a lot of fun. After all the finishing of Christmas projects, I’m ready for new stuff. All your projects soulnd fun. Good luck with your adoption journey. Looking forward to seeing all your challenge posts next year.

  4. sharon says:

    Love your list and look forward to an exciting adventure in 2012.

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