Sunday, June 30, 2013

June NewFO Update

Technically, I suppose I started two NewFOs in June, though neither were assigned specific project numbers.  Both are foundations with either strings or crumbs. The first, I wrote about before, right here.

String Quilt
 The status of the string quilt has not changed from what is shown in the photo above other than being removed from the design wall and placed in the stash closet.  I  like the strings, and it will eventually be finished once I decide how I want to actually set them, whether with sashing or something else.

The second, I also wrote briefly of here.  This is how they looked then:

And this is how they look now:

They are only laid out on some muslin on my ironing board to better distinguish the very busy blocks.  They're a mish-mash of whatever shape & size was grabbed.  They measure 4.5" raw cut, so not huge.  You can see that I used some very tiny pieces in them, perhaps too tiny.  I've not decided what I'll do with them, however, for me, I spent way too much time on something that just isn't that appealing to me, so they may sit in the closet for quite awhile.  Or, as I may have previously mentioned, they'll be sewn together for a couple of cat mats.

Cat Patches is showing us what other NewFos are popping up around town the globe, so make sure you check those out.  Barbara's giving away a needle nanny in a draw later in July - a cute little bird - for those who link up with their June NewFO.  

My July NewFOs (yes, plural) promise to be far more interesting as I'll be working on them while at quilt camp near Sisters, OR in less than two weeks :) and I'm really looking forward to it.  Hopefully I'll remember to take photos, lol!


  1. Wow! You managed to sew a lot of tiny bits into those 4.5 inch blocks. I'm sure they will make great cat mats, but you may find something more appealing to do with them if they brew awhile.

  2. Wow, lots of work - have a look at and the tutorials for 'made fabric'; link listed on top of page. I am sure you'll find a block (or more) that appeal to you. They may need a solid color pulling them all together and calming things down. Happy sewing!

  3. Loving the string quilt! Great job.

  4. Beautiful. Lots of little pieces!

  5. I like your string quilt and your crumb blocks. I want to try making a string quilt too. A friend recently made one and found that sashing the blocks was the way to go, as otherwise you will have lots of seams to sew through. You could turn those crumb blocks into coasters. Have fun!

  6. Your string blocks look great on the design wall like that. Maybe a white stashing would look good? Those are some very tiny crumbs. Don't know how you do it!


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