Saturday, June 14, 2008

This week I decided to set these blocks together, as the next old UFO to be tackled. I made them years ago, when we lived on the farm, and I pieced them all by hand. I used to get a lot of hand work done in front of the telly at night- perhaps I should put my knitting down and go back to it.

I had a collection of precious bits, the tag ends of fat quarters and favourite fabrics so I used them up in this. I could only cut enough for one block from each fabric, and it was like my farewell to them. Now that I've got a huge stash of gorgeous reproductions some of my choices in this top seem ordinairy, but I loved them at the time. And some I still adore, like these.

I hung it in the doorway to take a photo, here's the other side shown against the light. I do love the stained glass effect, but it would be too annoying to leave it hanging there for long. Pity, it's pretty.

Can you see that in one block I had to piece the fabric to cut all the triangles out? It really was precious. Now, what about borders?


Kim West June 14, 2008  

That is pretty. The effect from the other side is stunning.

loulee June 14, 2008  

I love the stained glass effect too. What a treasure. How about a pieced border, made with more treasured pieces?

sewkalico June 14, 2008  

It's gorgeous! And so special that you've used the fabrics with so much care. I have a quilt hanging over a window (to make the room dark for one of the kids) and I often find myself staring at the seams wondering why I ironed it the way I did LOL.
Borders? Definitely something pieced... flying geese? More squares in squares???

*karendianne. June 14, 2008  

That's a totally amazing effect. I didn't know how you made that happen? Ironing, ha? Well its really something else to see.

I love love LOVE seeing the different fabrics you used.

Helen in the UK June 15, 2008  

Congrats on getting your oldest UFO to this stage - looks wonderful! Great that it is full of fabrics with such great memories attached. Does it really need a border? I would be tempted to just quilt and bind :)

meggie June 15, 2008  

I feel a bit like Helen... does it need a border?
Something quiet to offset the precious fabrics, perhaps?

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