09 June, 2011

"As American As...


A Piece o' Cake!"

Same song, different verse: the UFO/stash closet that keeps on giving has revealed yet another partially completed project; this one, a wallhanging. I thought that perhaps, if I designed a setting for these (imagine these appliqué blocks occupying the blank, alternate spaces in the mock-up below) it would give me a more concrete, achievable, goal. Maybe? These were begun in 2004, I have my original notes and drawings. EQ7 has made my life sew much easier since then! The flags measure 6" X 8.5" and the appliqué designs have been enlarged to fit a 6" format, from the Piece O' Cake book, Appliqué Delights by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins. Cute, huh? This one is definitely salvagable and I still really like it. Some of these appliqué blocks need hand embroidery accents, making it a perfect summer take-along project. I might just put a deadbolt on the afore-mentioned closet; to be honest, I'm afraid of what else might be lurking in there awaiting discovery. Chances are very good whatever it is won't be completed; I'm not that lucky, or that disciplined!

Life is Good!


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8 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Oh, this could be wonderful!

Shakerwood said...

This will turn into a great project. I'm pretty sure that I don't have anything like that lurking in my UFO closet. Wish I did!

Angie said...

Those applique blocks are so cute---they WOULD make a perfect Summer quiltlet. :)

Salem Stitcher said...

Sweet! What a great idea for setting them!

JCnNC said...

Can't go wrong with a Piece 'o Cake anything - love their books and patterns. This will really be cute and a wonderful little take along. Enjoy! Judy C

AnnieO said...

Perfect project for June, to be all ready for the summer displays. Although I hear you all are having a far too hot and early summer so far.

LizA. said...

I think you might have a winner there. I really like the outer swag border. You are a brave soul to be digging in that closet.....every now and then I royalty making a list of my ufo's. Thankfully it never goes beyond the thinking about it stage....

Karen Newman Fridy said...

LOVE it!! Yep, you have to do this one :)