New To Me In February 2013

Celtic Thistle Stitches

Today is the 25th of the month so it’s time to link up with Fiona for New to me in 2013. Last month I thought I hadn’t tried anything new (although afterwards I remembered the fusible wadding!) so I’ve been keeping a mental note, this month, of things that are new to me.

I began linking up with Live a Colorful Life for Really Random Thursday and found my posts in general seem to getting increasingly random…
an unexpected house blogged here

I also joined the 5″ x 7″ Challenge in which I have agreed to make a year’s worth of 5″ x 7″ art pieces. The focus is on quantity, rather than quality and the weekly commitment is a new thing for me, as is making such small projects.

I also tried some new techniques including a fused fabric valentine (blogged here)

fused fabric valentines wall hanging

butterfly detail
…and a sort of tessellated block, here, which became a cushion with a curved border – something else new to me.
Finally, I bought a book I can’t read a word of – fortunately it has wonderful diagrams and pictures! – and started to make a sampler quilt, blogged here.
Until I started writing this post, I hadn’t realized quite how many new to me things I’d done this month.
What new things have you tried?
Janine @ Rainbow Hare

I’m linking this post with:

Celtic Thistle StitchesPlum and June

11 thoughts on “New To Me In February 2013

  1. jeifner says:

    I made the triple zip pouch. I went along with the zip along as I've wanted to make a pouch for so long and figured jumping right in would be the best. It was great! Those new blocks are looking fabulous, looks like the books full of great stuff.

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  2. Nicole says:

    I attached a satin binding to a baby blanket for the first time! Yikes! Slippery! And made an improve house block, and several xplus blocks!
    Love your fused fabric valentine! It turned out be-u-tee-ful!

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  3. adaliza.com says:

    You've been busy. Love your makes. That Japanese book looks like a challenge, but I guess pictures are a universal language. I bought a wonderful crochet pattern book in France many years ago and still love it though I can't read the words. I'm trying lots of new quilt patterns – am quite obsessed – Scandinavian and contemporary (nothing like a challenge)!

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