Saturday, June 28, 2014

More finds

A few weeks ago I rearranged the quilting room.  At the time I found several UFO's that I have committed to finishing up such as the D9P shown in my last post or the 1600 top from 2 posts ago.

Last week we made arrangements to have our entire townhouse interior painted, all at once, upstairs and down.  When the contractor came to assess the job his only negative comment was about the difficulty the sewing room presented for his crew. As in too much stuff to move and  not enough space to move it to.

With that news we decided to move the sewing room to the basement for the next few months.  Of course that meant cleaning out the basement. The good, the bad and the ugly.

In the process of dragging a gazzilion pounds of sewing stuff down 2 flights of stairs I unearthed yet more UFO's. This is one of them.

I really didn't like making these blocks.  I started the quilt several years ago and stopped when I finished butchering  the first 6 blocks.  I couldn't get the hang of how to match up the odd points.

Now that I have my sewing machine up and running again in it's not so cheery new spot in the basement  I thought I would re purpose a couple of the blocks and came up with these.   Ta Da...............
                                                                         A 4th of July Gift.

I backed the potholder/hot mats with a navy blue towel.  They are on their way to my friends in Fl.  They should make it there before the weekend.

The project was quick and fun.  I will probably make the remaining blocks into potholders too. I will need to decide on doing that before I start anything new because

Navy Blue Terry cloth makes one heck of a mess everywhere.


  1. Wow - the whole house painted at once!! I like the idea of the potholders and they look so pretty.

  2. Great way to get those UFOs into action! They'll be happy to be out of a box. ;)

  3. What a great idea to make them into potholders. Another UFO found and reclaimed. Well done

  4. What a great idea, and who wouldn't love to receive a gift in the mail like that!

  5. I have several orphan blocks I'm going to use that way too - a quilt I started 10 years ago and just hated. :) blessings, marlene

  6. I am glad you came up with a solution, you always need potholders. My Xmas gifts will be potholders. I love the theme.

  7. love the stars...possibly a reflection of your heart and world....lots of sparkle

  8. A great way to save those blocks. Potholders are useful items and rarely look that pretty.

  9. Such a great use for those blocks - and how timely! Just in time for the 4th of July! Way to go!

  10. Clever, clever,clever! You gave me an idea of what to do with a similar UFO that I found when moving!! Thank you!!
    I hate that you and MJ had to move everything down stairs...knowing that that couldn't have been easy!! Glad it didn"t stop you from sewing!
    June -NC

  11. Clever!!



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