To fill the void left by ALYOF, Heidi from Red Letter Quilts started OMG, or, One Monthly Goal. Heidi & I did the same mystery quilt last year, and I absolutely loved her version. I'm glad to have a monthly goal-setting party again.
I pieced this circus-themed Project Linus quilt over the holiday break, and it has been layered with orange fleece. (I use fleece instead of batting/backing in almost all my Project Linus quilt. It's easier to layer; it's cheaper; it's a good weight, especially in the south; and I love the softness/cuddle factor.) My goal for January is to finish it--quilt it and bind it.