Thursday, February 4, 2016

The oldest UFO


This is possibly the world's oldest UFO.
It came as a hand-me-down from an 80 year old friend.
It was in HER aunt's quilty project box
Have you seen those boxes???
They aren't rubbermaid folks!!!
LOL!


I am certain she was going to make a WONDERFUL quilt!!!
But...
she never got to it!

Friends...
She was hand piecing this one!!
The stitches are so tiny and pretty.
It was a shame to cover them up with the quilt sandwich!

I AM sure though that she would be happy knowing
 her once upon a time project
is now a SOMETHING that SOMEONE can USE!!!

There were LOTS of these half square triangle pieces.
There are four attached here.
ALL I did was applique a muslin square right on TOP!!
Then it was quilt, backing and binding!!
You know the drill.

The fabric is old and a little fragile.
Oh....and there are a few age stains!!

That's o.k.
Those old age spots just say
"USE ME!!!"
;)
And I WILL!!!

There is more treasure in the box.
I'll be BUSY!!!

11 comments:

  1. I love it. These are the best quilty boxes. Hugs

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  2. what treasures you have. love it! the maker sure would be proud of what you did with her blocks. they look fab! those other blocks look fun too

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  3. Beautiful! She would be very proud!!

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  4. I love that you took her WIP and made it into something beautiful!

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  5. What a gorgeous treasure chest to have in your possession. So lovely to see a finish from something half done for so long - it's wonderful!

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  6. What fun! Those nosegay variation blocks, though - SWOON!!

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  7. What fun finds! Enjoy bringing them to life and love❣Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  8. Enjoy your kindred time with your treasures!

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  9. What a great way to finish up those HSTs! Very pretty. The colors look very modern, so it's very cool that it's vintage.

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  10. So nice that you finished for her. She would be very happy!

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