Wednesday, July 27, 2011

more hidden projects found.

this is a stitchery from a Nancy Halvorsen book.
I collected the entire fabric line that accompanied this book.
I have no idea #1 where the book is or #2 what the book is called!
I need to find it.
and I should finish it!
yeah like every other work in progress.....
I'm trying not to get depressed by the projects I have found,
but rather become inspired that they are half done!
Like I said, I'm trying.

Check this out...
a stack of cracker blocks....
and I found a bunch more blocks cut out.
Turns out I foundation paper pieced these.

there was a good stretch of my quilting life that was devoted to 1930's fabrics could you tell :)
 okay I'm off to work.
It's no picnic right now....
then again, it wouldn't be called work would it?
I have to say that for those of you that actually read my blog,
I have some issues to air or discuss in coming posts.
I have read some things that have sparked a side of me that I didn't want to 'put' out in the quilting/crafting realm.
Is this possible? absolutely.
I feel like I have to clear up a few things before I continue blogging.
More on that real soon.
talk to you later,


Dandelion Quilts said...

You have been keeping busy lately. Happy Anniversary, btw. How is the sewing room coming??

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I think being positive that the projects are already started is a great way to look at it! I am going to try and do the same. You just never know what you will find when cleaning out the fabric bin. I have found projects I forgot I ever bought the fabric for!
Love the second block you show that was paper pieced. It makes me think of chain links. Very fun.
Hope your day at work was not too tortured!
hug, Carolyn

Kathryn said...

I like your cracker blocks. We just made them as signature blocks for our outgoing guild president. I always enjoy what you have to say and show. Kathie L in Allentown

SarDee said...

The name of the Nancy Halvorsen book is, "Angels Among Us," by Art-to-heart. I have that exact same stitchery!

SoSarahSews said...

Wow! You're finding all kinds of treasures. Those are good to keep handy for a quick finish.

Laura K said...

Oooh what fun stuff to find. I am still devoted to the 30's repro prints. I absolutely love them. Thank you for sharing your great UFO's with us!

Anonymous said...

Well, you're work is I can't wait to see the finished product.

I'm curious about the 'upcoming' post...I hope you're well.

Karen said...

OK, second try at posting....the first one simply flew away into cyberspace, I guess!

I love the hidden treasures you've shown here today, especially the angel stitchery. The cracker blocks are nice also.

Looking forward to reading your upcoming post.

Hope work wasn't too hard today.

Hugs, Karen

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You sure are finding lots of good stuff that was hiding in your sewing room. Hope all is well!

free indeed said...

We made those firecracker blocks last year in our
I really liked them and plan on making one. I really like how they look in the repros...I've got a box just begging to be used of 30's prints....:)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Hi, I just got the Fun Fresh Treats book from Moda and love your quilt in there. Very nice! I am looking forward to making several of the projects in it, including your quilt.

Hope your day at work wasn't too terrible.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Love the cracker blocks! My first purchases at quilt stores were 30's fabric too...reminded me of an old apron of my grandmothers that I have.

Cindy said...

I love your angel block. I have some of Nancy Halvorsons books, and am in the middle of doing a Santa advent calendar by her. I am also reorganizing my craft/quilt room, and spent most of the day on it. So much fun! lol

Judy C said...

Fun finding things you stashed away. I have been doing the same. After my aunt passes my sister and I split her stash, and then we are also splitting my moms stash since she is losing her site and cannot sew anylonger.
This requires cleaning and organinzing, and I am ashamed to say admitting that I have a ufo problem. I have promised myself not to buy any more stuff unless it is to finish off something already started. I will be watching your blog for finish it up inspiration.

Mommarock said...

Maybe if you don't have all of the parts, or cannot finish them the way that they are, you can combine the ufo's to be something new and wonderful. Once you pull everything out and see it again, you can put things together and make something beautiful. Those cracker blocks may look wonderful around the stichwork block, and make a cute wall hanging for Christmas. two less UFOs

Deb said...

I think Mommarock has a great idea! Especially if the blocks are mostly '30's fabrics. But, it also depends: do you still like the UFO's? If not, maybe find someone who would be energized by them and happy to finish them. For example, a group which does charity quilts. You feel lightened that the projects are getting done and will be loved...and you don't feel overwhelmed by so many unfinished projects which don't thrill you anymore.

Deb from

Vickie said...

I am so glad you shared the angel stitchery! I have this book and was going to stitch this for my daughter but forgot that I was going to until now!!! Thanks for the reminder! I can't wait to get started on it!!!

Diane said...

Its not an unfinnished project, Its a project 1/2 done already! I am impressed you are still sorting. At this point I would have thrown the rest into a bin and saved for a rainy day :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! And best of luck with your re-do project.

Nicky said...

is it a bit like one of those time capsules - a link to your quilty past!?