Last time I did laundry, I got to poking around at some of the tubs that are living in the garage. There are racks out there, and I store things on them like Christmas decorations, Halloween stuff--you know, all the seasonal and storage sorta things that I want to keep but don't necessarily have room for in the house. This is also complicated by the fact that there are still boxes out there that were packed when we did the big house reno a few years ago. (Okay, it was in 2008. That's a few.) Some of the tubs are clear, which has been my choice for a while, but some are opaque. There were two on the rack across from the washer and dryer, one green and one purple.
I thought maybe the green one was my project box from one of my Asilomar classes, but it turned out to hold glass. Whew. Not that glass isn't a problem of a sort, but at least it isn't quilts.
Which is what turned out to be in the purple tub. Oh. Em Gee. Guess I have a few things to add to the UFO list.
|Ruthie's Jacket, front|
Remember back when quilted jackets were all the rage? Gail Abeloe has a wonderful pattern that was all the rage. Well, I couldn't (of course) just make squares-on-point for my jackets. Of course not.
I think I made four or five of them. Ruthie's was the plainest--she loved navy blue and red and chickens and roosters. Meg's had teeny tiny blocks, the largest I think was only an inch or so across. Anyway, t his is the pieces for another jacket which never quite got finished. So what should I do with it? I'm tempted to quilt it, cut it down to quilt or wall hanging size, or maybe turn it into a purse or tote bag. There's too much work in it to abandon it, but I'm certainly not going to make a jacket out of it.
At least not to that pattern.
I think this one was going to be a class sample. The colors are much more vivid in person--but it will make a nice lap quilt.
A quilt historian could probably date it from the fabrics. The peacock feather is a version of the Liberty print that was ubiquitous in its day--but it's a cotton.
At least, it just needs binding, as does this little Christmas tree wall hanging.
Can't remember now if there was going to be embellishments on this, or if it was just going to feature that really cute fabric.
Oh well, the colors in the f ull tree picture are much closer to the real thing. Now to find some binding that will work on it.
This pinwheel quilt is just a top--no backing fabric with it. I love the deep plums and navy, and the print. Adding it to my to-be-quilted pile.
Again, just tops.
I am pretty sure these were class samples, back in the old Bearly Stitchin' days, when there were two shops and therefore two samples were de rigueur I'm undecided about finishing these as is--they're a bit of an awkward size. I'm thinking of taking one of them apart, and adding a third row to the other top then finishing the rest of the blocks as two wall hangings.
I dunno. For now they are going in the to-be-quilted pile.
Which is threatening to burst out of its tub. (A clear tub. I've learned my lesson about putting things in opaque containers!)
Had to take a couple of closeups of this one--there's a lot of detail on it!
Yes it is...
Next! I just KNEW I had used that black fabric with the silver stars in at least one quilt!
But it's an easy fix.
You know it's complicated when this is what I have to show for an entire week of sewing for upwards of 12 hours a day!! (I was a lot younger then.) Somewhere there is another box that has the rest of the pieces to be appliqued onto this...there's a lot of dtail work still to be done, mainly anchoring down some of those floaty lace pieces. It's definitely going into its own clear box for one of those times when I really am feeling the muse.
In other words, not when I'm looking at this huge stack of things-to-finish.
Speaking of which, this little gem is all quilted and ready for binding. Whew!
Just to make things more "interesting" it seems that my desktop computer is rebelling against my habit of taking pictures, and it's telling me there's no more room to add more. Rude, huh? So I had to upload these to the laptop, which was fine for getting them onto Blogger and Flickr, but trying to write a blog on the laptop is pretty annoying. (The laptop has a bad habit of wiping out lines of text if I move my fingers just the wrong way, i.e. the way I normally type.)
So today's been a comedy of errors and hairpulling and general wailing and gnashing of teeth. Time to have some dinner and an adult beverage (or two) and work on captioning and annotating my pics on Flickr.
Also updating the sidebar with the "new" "discoveries" from today!