Sunday, 23 December 2012

2013 NewFo Challenge

2013 is shaping up to be quite different to the years previous.  My daughter will be going from 2 days of childcare, to 3 days of Preschool ... about 20 mins further away ... I will be increasing my study load to full-time, rather than part-time ... and I have decided that this will be the year that I will actually make some things for US.

While I enjoy making items for others - especially those I have been following prior to the swap - I have decided that it is about time that I make a few items for me, my daughter ... and maybe even some of the handmade gifts I've thought about making for friends, but just not had found the time to make.  This year I want to be able to make a quilt for both my daughter and myself ... and since I now have the skills to make them, I am hoping to get started on these now.

I decided to join in with Barbara's 2013 NewFo Challenge ... for those of us without a whole bunch of UFOs to work on ... and so, without further ado, these are some of the items I hope to start in the coming year ...

1.  "Once Upon a Time" by Melly & Me for my daughter.
I am not quite sure which fabric range I will be using in this one, but I have decided to start by working on the stitcheries first, and then finishing off each of the blocks once I've found the perfect fabrics.

2. Camille's "Swoon" by Thimble Blossoms.
This one I am making especially for me.  I've not yet decide which fabric range I am going to use in this quilt, but I have got it narrowed down to either my FQ bundle of Ruby (also by Camille), or Nine Dots fabric for Henry Glass.

3. Thought & Found's "Oh My Stars" quilt along from earlier this year (2012).
I'm not quite sure what fabrics I will be using in this quilt either, but I am thinking I'll be using either some brights or batiks.  I really enjoyed making one of the stars earlier this year for a block swap, and I'm looking forward to making the whole range - in all three fabric sizes!

4. The Farmer's Wife Sampler
I haven't yet purchased this pattern yet, but I decided earlier this year, after seeing several different versions of this quilt, in non-traditional fabric ranges I might add, I decided that I simply *must* make one of these quilts for my "glory box", lol!  I'm thinking either Marmalade or something similar in colour.

And lastly, I am also thinking of joining in with ...

5. Leah Day's "Express Your Love" wallhanging sew-along when she starts in later in January.
Gorgeous isn't it?!!  I'm not sure what fabrics I'll use, but I'll worry about that later in January, once my first assignment for this unit is finished, and once the SAL has started.

... On top of all these, I am determined to finish off my Some Kind of Wonderful quilt (by mid-January if possible!), finish off another AHQ I've had to work on for far too long (sorry Jan-Maree!!!) early in the year, make a few bags - Melly & Me's latest handbag pattern firstly, to replace my current (and falling apart) handbag - and make an effort to make at least one item to go into a handmade-gifts-for-Christmas box each month.

So big plans, have I ... and this is just my sewing plans for 2013 ... more on that to come *wink*.


Barbara said...

Beautiful Projects! I'm so glad you will be joining us.

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck with all your projects and plans for 2013.........I do hope we see a finished SAL quilt........
Have a wonderful Christmas.......

Patchwork and Play said...

Wow! That's a big list! Good luck - there are some beauties here! I love the Once Upon A Time quilt and the Express Your Love wall hanging especially!!!

LynCC said...

Once Upon a Time is so very sweet. :) You have some great projections here!

Sisbabestitches said...

Quite a list there Larissa :) Such gorgeous projects you have chosen, I shall enjoy seeing where they take you. I hope you have lots of fun with your 'US' focus :)

Susie said...

Wow!! You are going to be super busy!! I love that Melly and Me quilt and would have love to make it for my daughters but couldn't justify the cost of the pattern's. I thought they were a tad expensive for the stitcheries. Pity really as it is very cute. I also have the swoon quilt on my radar but am in love with Camille's new fabric range and her new quilts. gorgeous. All the best.

Leanne said...

Hi Larissa. I have made swoon and its a gorgeous quilt. You will be busy this year with your study and all that sewing. Have fun.

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