Friday, December 20, 2013

NewFOs for 2014

Whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way. Why, when a housefly flaps his wings, a breeze goes round the world; when a speck of dust falls to the ground, the entire planet weighs a little more; and when you stamp your foot, the earth moves slightly off its course. Whenever you laugh, gladness spreads like the ripples in a pond; and whenever you're sad, no one anywhere can be really happy. And it's much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.
Norton Juster


I am going to join up with Barbara again next year in her NewFO Challenge.  It's really not much of a challenge for me to start NEW projects anyway.  My challenge comes with being able to FINISH the OLD ones.  LOL


2014 NewFO Challenge


Now Barbara and many of those that join her in this endeavor make a rather exact list of projects for the new year.  I didn't last year and I don't think I will this time either.  I planned to use some of the templates that I have hoarded accumulated over the years. I even bought some new ones this year that I had to add to the list.

This is my list from last year:

Templates and Patterns to be Used:  Progress Noted in Blue
  1.  Tumbler by Marti Michell - Top Completed 2013
  2. Accu-quilt Studio Tumbler Die - Top Completed 2013
  3. Wheel of Mystery
  4. Strips & Curves  9" Basic Set by Quiltscapes
  5. Strips & Curves Set II
  6. Strips & Curves Flowing Ribbons, 8" Block
  7. Strips & Curves Advanced Set; 3", 6" & 9" Blocks
  8. Strips & Curves Mini Beg & Borrow Set, 6" Block
  9. Storm at Sea Template by Marti Michell
  10. Kaleidoscope Ruler by Marti Michell
  11. 60 degree Triangle Ruler by Marti Michell
  12. Radiant Suns Pattern
  13. "S" Curve Triangle Block by Waterfall Quilts
  14. Leaves Galore Templates, 3 sizes
  15. Rapid Fire Hunter's Star, Large & Small
  16. X Blocks, 7 1/2" by Quilt Queen Designs
  17. Wonder Cut Ruler
  18. 9 degree Wedge Ruler by Marilyn Doheny Used for Tree Skirts
  19. 10 degree Wedge Ruler
  20. 15 degree Fan Ruler by Bethany Reynolds
  21. 120 degree Angle Ruler
  22. Fat Cats 12" 30 degree Ruler
  23. 30 degree Triangle Ruler
  24. Tall Triangle Ruler
  25. Tri-Mate Ruler
  26. Apple Core
  27. Half Clam Shell Template, 8"
  28. Ax-Head, 4"
  29. Swirls, 8"
  30. Cracker, 2" x 3"
  31. Boondoggle Ruler
  32. Curved Slotted Ruler by Karla Alexander
  33. Colorado Log Cabin
  34. Angles Aweigh Set 1 by Margaret Miller
  35. Angles Up Set 2 by Margaret Miller
  36. Anglin' Along Set 3 by Margaret Miller 
I still want to do some tutorials on these templates for you.  Let me know if there is a specific one you would like to learn more about and it might get moved to the top of the 'to do' list.

Soscrppy

I also I want to join the RSC14.  I have been reading several blogs, including Barbara's, that participate in this one.  Since two of the quilts I have on my list of want to make are Rainbow Color Schemes why not.  I want to make a Storm at Sea (have the templates) and also a Dancing Stars by Amy Ellis why not.  I will be using templates for the later one even though her directions are for paper piecing.

I also have a new toy workhorse in the Studio to use. I'll have to post more about the templates I have bought to use with it another time.  They are definitely at the top of the 'to do' list.



Then there is the embroidery unit for my new Dreamweaver.  I had hoped to get some Christmas Lace Ornaments made on it but so far it hasn't happened.  There are still a few days left before Christmas.  Maybe it will happen. I'm still reading the manual and can't make it to my new owner classes until January.


That's about as far as I am going with plans right now.  As you can see I shouldn't get bored anytime soon.  Plus, I have to keep you entertained too!

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4 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have a lot of fun planned for this year!

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  2. You will love the Accuquilt Studio. I spend 4 days cutting scraps and now have several containers that have entire quilts ready to go. Plus anytime I have left over small scraps I'll cut various sized tumblers or HST for a good scrappy look.

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  3. Holy smokes. That's an ambitious list. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

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  4. You are definitely going to be busy and oh my!!!! You have a new Studio! Can't wait to see what dies you have too!

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