YAHOOO!! Another UFO bites the dust!
Now this UFO is special…About FIVE YEARS ago a fellow quilter brought this little unfinished Thimbleberries mat and two placemats to Hand Quilting..threw them down on the free table, along with a bunch of fabric and said she was cleaning house! After the dust settled, the mat and placemats remained…no one wanted this poor little unfinished project! Everyone said they had enough UFOs to sink a sewing room…so you guessed it! I rescued this UFO from extinction.
I brought it home and it promptly went into my UFO bin…yup some rescue! It moved from one quilter’s UFO Bin to another and I confess it stayed there for FIVE long years!
When I was over at Claire’s I saw THIS on the back of her couch…and bells and whistles went off! It was the same little Thimbleberries quilt that I had ‘rescued’…Sew cute…and looked perfect on the back of her couch!
Can guess what I did when I got home? Yup, I dumped the UFO bin and there she was…just waiting…
Well WAIT NO MORE…she is FINISHED!!
…then put binding on the large mat…
and turned the two placemats into pillows (yet to be stuffed)!
The camera makes the background look stark white but they aren’t…they are a soft creamy white…perfect!!
So tomorrow after Heritage, I will pick up some stuffing for the pillows and they will be done!! DONE!…after ten PLUS years as a UFO! And the best part….I LOVE them! Absolutely LOVE them! Such a wonderful Christmas present to ME! Who knew?
Maybe you have a Christmas present or two…hiding away in your UFO bin/bins too? I dare you…go and dump it out! You might be pleasantly surprised!
Have a SUNNY Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P