This is my first time linking up with the NewFO Challenge. My NewFO for January 2014 is the Hello Moon quilt-along over at April Mae Designs. I cut and fused all the appliqué pieces onto the background pieces for all the blocks. I haven’t decided yet where I’m going with it from here. I don’t know if I want to stitch down the appliqués when I quilt it or before. I don’t know yet what to do for the sashings and borders, plus I won’t be able to quilt it for another month or two anyway. Once I find sashing I like and a backing, I’ll get moving on it again. So, this is going to be set aside for a while until I figure out what to do with it!
This month I also started (and finished) my project for the Scrappy Challenge 2014 over at Patchwork Times. You can check out what everyone is doing for the Challenge here. I made this potholder using the January block:
The last NewFO I started in January is a baby quilt I’m calling Hugs & Kisses. I completed the top without borders and it just kind of sat there. I put up some scrappy borders to see how it would look and I love it. So, I still need to put the borders on it, then baste, quilt, and bind it. I found the perfect backing for it, so once I order that fabric I’ll be able to finish it. Here is the top with the borders (not attached, just up on the design wall):
I’m linking up over at Cat Patches for the January NewFO Challenge. Check out what everyone is doing over there.