Thursday, June 12, 2008

My oldest UFO

I was exploring my very messy sewing room a couple of weeks ago and came across a hand pieced quilting project started before I got married (Our 19th wedding anniversary is this summer). I took a 20 week class at a quilting store in London, Ontario (Quilters' Supply which is no longer there!) on designing blocks, making templates, hand piecing, appliquing and hand quilting a sampler quilt. We learned how to design and make 13 different types of blocks. At the time, I pieced several of the blocks, quilted most of one block and took down the instructions on how to make the others. One of the blocks which was started, but not finished was a Hawiian block. Over the last week or so, I am pleased to tell you that I finished appliquing this block! I have decided to try to complete this project by hand, maybe as a wall hanging with 9 blocks. I will work away on it as I watch TV or wait for an appt. Here are pictures of the blocks that are peiced, including the Hawiian block:

Pieced star:


Pieced Drunkard's Path:

Log Cabin:

Pineapple Log Cabin:

9-Patch:The blocks that are not done include English Paper Piecing, Dresden plate, Applique, 16 patch, Mariner's compass and Cathedral Window. I will have to hunt a bit to find the patterns that I drafted for these...

Maybe some of you could post a comment on your oldest UFO...

I also started another 24 by 24" wall hanging this past week. The background is pieced and the applique parts are cut out. I purchased the kit for this at a quilting store in Savage, MD in March while I was on vacation. My daughter picked the kit for me. Here is the pieced background:

Stay tuned for a picture of the completed wall hanging.

By the way, my MIL liked "Feeling Sheepish". I have not heard yet where she is going to hang it.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Gail!

    Enjoyed your blog! oldest UFO? Good grief...with 62 UFO's, that'll be a challenge. I'll peruse my cupboards over the weekend and see what I come up with LOL.

    Love the sheep wallhanging for your MIL...soooo cute!