6 OLD / 6 NEW 2018 Challenge : January

Meridethe  at Pomegranate and Chintz and Anne  at Frayed at the Edge came up with a new challenge for 2018.  6 Old and 6 New.   The 6 Old do not have to be finishes…just some substantial progress.

” Now is the chance to put forward your list of 6 old/ufo’s, and if anything bright, new and shiny has already taken your fancy (like me), you can start your 6 new list here too.”

6 & 6 in 2018

Last year, while I did not link up every month, I did start out with their 17 in 2017 projects list and ended with it, surprised at how much I actually got done.  ( Here )

Initially I dismissed the 6/6 idea due to thinking that I’d not start anything new. Halfway in to January it dawned on me that I’d started 4 new projects already :)  So I decided to get on board with this and perhaps I’d surprise myself at the end of the year again, who knows? :)

It is my understanding that we are to focus on / link up new projects in odd-numbered months and what we are doing with our old  projects in the even numbered months.

As to the new projects that I worked on in January :

  • I had been making some Little Baskets last year following the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. Most are light and bright. I’ll continue on with that but decided to veer off into a different avenue, focusing on making them from darker, more reproduction era looks for a separate project.
  • I started an EPP Starflower project.
  • I started piecing blocks that I am calling “Blend” for this years’ Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I hope to do 3 per month.
  • I started a baby quilt project for some friends.

Right now the baby quilt is my main priority.   I know that babies love bright colors and I selected red, white and blue as my main focus, adding yellows into the border treatment.  Since the photo that I took in the collage above, I’ve finished another border and am ready to start on the last one.

As to selecting the six old projects that I want to focus on, that is difficult. I have many projects left over from the 17 in 2017 list.  Should I focus on adding a border to one or two that may not get quilted yet for ages or should I focus on finishing up some that have been started but then put away and not touched.

ONE on my list of 20 was simply a few pieced baskets and honestly, if I went back to them, having only made  3 or 4 of them, I could consider that a new project :)

I picked these 6:

  • As soon as I finish up the applique on the baby quilt and it goes to the hoop, February will find me finishing up the Botanical quilt top and binding it.
  • Orange Peels requires a border.
  • Crossroads to Jericho requires some sort of border finish.
  • Making Airship Propeller Blocks is ongoing.
  • Elizabeth’s Pride is ongoing.
  • Before I decided to make this baby quilt, Rose of Sharon was going to go into the hoop for quilting.

Hopefully I’ll make progress on each of these as well as the other leftovers from the 2017 list :)

Sharing at : My Quilt Infatuation  and Confessions of a Fabric Addict as well as with Merideth & Anne ( mentioned earlier )

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18 Responses to 6 OLD / 6 NEW 2018 Challenge : January

  1. Eileen says:

    Hello, your project are pretty. The stars and baskets are pretty pieces. I love the last hanging quilt, it is beautiful. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  2. Karen says:

    I don’t even have six old to work on – only 2 in that category and 4 new? I don’t work on as many as some of you do i guess – meaning I don’t start as many at one time I guess and then end up with 20 in progress :) have fun with it and hope it helps you meet your goals

  3. You really have a lot of quilting projects going on, Deb! You have more talent in your little finger than most people have in their whole body, as my mother would say!!

  4. barb says:

    great rose of sharon quilt – good luck with your ongoing projects in 2018.

  5. Robin says:

    Looks like you are all set for the new year. That Rose of Sharon quilt will be fun to quilt and fun to watch your progress. 10 of the projects on my 17 in 2017 were finished, 2 made some good progress, and
    5 never made it out of their storage box. Good luck on your goals for 2018.

  6. BillieBee says:

    Wow….you really did a lot of work last year! Congrats on 10 finished.

  7. Joyce says:

    Oh girlfriend, you are a virtual ball of energy when it comes to stitchin’ up stuff! I can barely keep track! But I enjoy seeing the variety in colors, patterns, and techniques…and, as always, your much admired skill for mixing and matching prints to make every project sing with beauty! I have no doubt you’ll start “at least” two more items by year’s end…(probably more!)

  8. Pat in WNY says:

    Your Rose of Sharon top is absolutely gorgeous. I love the subtle tones of those fabrics. Looking forward to seeing that one all quilted and bound!

  9. Karen Beigh says:

    Your Rose of Sharon is wonderful.

  10. I love your quilting, Deb. I should join this challenge as well – my unfinished pile would love to see some action :-)

  11. Wow, what a beautiful array of projects. So much lovely sewing enjoyment to be had in the coming weeks! Good luck with your challenge.

  12. Kim says:

    Your quilts are always beautiful, Deb. I have a huge unfinished pile. I need to get moving!

  13. I love your comment from Joyce describing you as a virtual ball of energy, how true! Good luck with it all, I am sure you will be busy adding those ticks to projects throughout the year.

  14. Ann says:

    Good luck with your projects.

  15. A very good start to the year!

  16. Glenda says:

    Well you sure have some wonderful UFO’s for 2018 hard to choose just 6 out of so many though isn’t it. I kept changing my mind LOL looking forward to seeing the quilting grow on The Rose of Shannon. Cheers Glenda

  17. Clare Moore says:

    Wow, lovely projects. The Rose of Sharon has always been a favourite of mine. Baby quilts are always so satisfying and enjoyable to make. It looks lovely and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.

  18. audrey says:

    Isn’t it funny how we start new projects without really even realizing! I always love seeing what you have on the go. Rose of Sharon quilt is especially lovely!

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