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Monday, May 24, 2010

A UFO hits the dust!!!

Well, am I pleased with myself this weekend.  One UFO completed (or I really should say 2 UFOs, but I don't count the second - why - because I have had a piece of white damask for quite some time - years actually! - that I wanted to hem and use as a table cloth for special occasions(?).  Hence no photo - only a white table cloth.

Now for the one that is counted and completed - a small quilt that I will use as the centre piece on my dining table.  This one started off as a 'something to do while on tour last year' - Michelle Marvig who was one of our tour guides gave us all two small projects to do.  One was a small square of fabric with a drawn pattern and some varigated threads to do a stitchery.  At our 'farewell dinner' on the last night of the tour she had divided the finished squares into 2 parcels and drew out a couple of names - one was mine - I got my stitching back plus 5 others.

I ummed and aahed for a while about what to do with these squares - put in as part of a large quilt, do a small quilt, make a wall hanging.  You know the drill - whill this work? or that?  In the end it was the colours
of the thread that made it easy to choose.

They were in autumn shades and as my house has lots of those colours and my dining table is bare, except for a vase that I like to keep there - the penny dropped - why not make a centre piece for the table.  Another easy choice was the fabrics - have a lot of those colours.  This is the end result - I like it.  Nothing fancy or over the top, very traditional - which I like also.

I hope the girls whose names are one the squares like it too.

Now to get back to the rest of my UFO's, including the other project we had on the tour - a small hexagon pincushion.


jacaranda said...

I love your table runner. What a great piece to remember your fabulous tour you went on. Treasure it and those who stitched the squares. Jenni

Frances Leate said...

I like the table runner very much - it really works well. Now I feel guilty because I haven't done anything with the other set of squares which I won. I am, however, just stitching down the binding on the quilt I made with Michelle Marvig's fabric range "Suzani". This will be a kit project for the shop.

Radka said...

The autumn colours of the runner go very well with the dark wood of your table, well done!

Gina E. said...

Hi Joy, I hope this gets on to your blog. I'm sure I commented on your prize package from Frances, to say I loved those Aboriginal design fabrics, but it hasn't appeared...never mind. Your table runner is lovely! Great way to commemorate your trip.

Wayne Kollinger said...


The quilted pattern in the white squares is what I like best about this quilt. It is very striking. It makes the quilt. Good choice.