I'm joining the January NewFO Linky party on Barbara's Cat Patches blog and fessing up to all the NEW projects started this month.
For fun, I started (and FINISHED!) a little quilt which celebrates my chosen word for the year, Dare.
You can find my pattern for the oak leaf blocks (6 by 9 inches) on the Free Quilt Block Patterns page. The pattern includes both scrappy and plain versions of the block.
I also used blue scraps and made a start on a new original quilt design.
It is the first in a series of quilt ideas I have on the topic of Facing 60 later this year.
I can't share the center I made for the Cotton Robin even though it was one of my first new projects in January. I also finished a small quilt for Another Little Quilt Swap that I have to keep secret a while longer ... though you can probably guess which of the 23 quilts posted so far is mine.
The Mod-Mod Quilt-Along kicked off in January and I started two quilts, a throw that will be made from scraps as another Rainbow Scraps Challenge project and a bed-size quilt from a more limited color palette.
Here are my Double Chevron Blocks for both projects, for January:
The completion of the hand pieced blocks (and finishing the top!) left me needing a new handwork project, and so I started some redwork (which auto-correct always converts to rework ... humble, grumble).
So far, it's been enjoyable and also very very slow ... I suspect it will keep my hands busy while I watch TV through the Olympics next month.
In January, I met a delightful group of modern quilters in Las Vegas, New Mexico. They asked if I could come teach a workshop and I suggested improv curves and the Silly String blocks we made for the Block Lotto a couple years ago ...and then I realized I had no sample project and so I made one.
I plan to quilt this later tonight ... so maybe it will be a second NewFO that is started ... and finished. Yay!