"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pillow talk.....

While sorting a stack of things thrown on the floor of my quilt studio, look what I came across in its unironed glory. *grins* I stitched this more years ago than I care to admit. It has been sitting folded up with the fabric and cord ready to put a pillow together for the holidays. I stitched it up the minute I got home from a visit to my mother back in the US. I fell in love with this chart the minute I saw it and stitched it up in no time.


And that is the stage in which it stayed all these years. Why? I decided that piping would look really cute around the edge of this pillow but I wanted to use a quilt fabric from my stash. First I had to buy a cotton cord that worked easily for the piping. Okay, done. Still it sat and sat for years.....until today! I made the piping in about 15 minutes which makes me feel very silly for letting it sit unfinished for so long. It is now basted to the pillow front and I am going to start on the pieces for the back of the pillow. Stayed tuned for a very old and very deserving UFO finish this week as this should be a pillow cover in no time now...


Do you have any really old pieces that are sitting around that you stitched and just need to do the finishing? How about joining me this week by digging it out and doing the finishing, no matter what you choose to do with it? Come on, I know we all have these projects sitting around somewhere...right? It really feels good to know I will have one thing done again and also have a cute pillow to decorate with this coming holiday. And on top of all that...it takes surprisingly little time to finish it off too.

So what is your oldest UFO that just needs finishing??? Will you take a challenge and finish yours along with me???

10 comments:

Elizabethd said...

How pretty! It looks as though it comes from the same publishers as 'To grandmother's house we go', only I cant remember their name!

Marjorie said...

Cute! If you recall the name of the designer, I would love to know...I too just finished some very old projects that have been sitting around in a drawer for no reason other than my own laziness. I have to say it gives me a lot of satisfaction to see them on display now!

anneke said...

It's so cute! Too bad you didn't enjoy it earlier... But I'm much morse I'm afraid.
As it happens, I did dug out my stash today to make something for my give-away and it was done in half an hour. Maybe I'll look on my old blog to see when I actually stitched it...

Susan in SC said...

I have too many unfinished projects to remember what the oldest one is (or even where it is!) I would like to finish a quilt I started for Nikolai. Wish I had the time!

Nita said...

That's the main reason I joined www.SALsuffit.blogspot.com - to give me an incentive to actually finish the many stitched pieces I have laying around.
My oldest piece - a little saying I stitched when we lived in Okinawa - so that places it between 1979 and 1982! Hopefully will finish it by the end of the month to publish on SALsuffit.
Hugs,

angelasweby said...

Heidi,
That is so pretty and is just crying out to be finished :>) You could not have found it at a better time. i love the sweet design and the lettering is so unusual. I'm really looking forward to seeing it made up. Perhaps a tutorial on piping? I would love to know how to do this pretty, neat finishing technique.

Your message is a timely nudge for me to get out the few very long standing bits that need to be finished- thank you :>)
Hugs Angela

Ginny said...

I'm afraid there are many UFOs around here! Now that money is tighter than ever, I'll be digging into those piles.

Brigitta said...

This is so cute! I love that sentiment. And please don't get me started on UFO's but I remember you last mail and that's what I'm working on at the moment.

Big hug
B.

Christine said...

That is lovely. I'm not going to admit how many UFOs I've got, it is too horrible to contemplate, but your post has reminded me of one that I might just dig out this afternoon

Nancy said...

I cannot believe you have never finished this. Wow. Well, now it is new to you again. LOL.
My Warrior is what I have still waiting for me.
Love you, Mom