Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Like it’s 1999

I spent a big part of yesterday morning ironing these UFO blocks from 1999.
Each pile here has 10 blocks in it so I have 40, 10 inch blocks, more than enough for a quilt.

I think I kind of got carried away when I was making them in 1999. I was having so much fun hand piecing them, YES I Said HAND PIECING them!

Then they were put away. I have no idea why, it's too long ago. Anyway I did get them out a year ago (I think) and had to hand wash them all, as some of them had stains on them. I think the stains may have been from me pricking my finger as I sewed them. The stains came out, but for some other reason I packed them away again without pressing them.
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40 Whirlygig/Pinwheel  Blocks 

I really did enjoy pressing all these blocks. It was like visiting old friends, as I remember all the cute fabrics that I used. I hope to get this together as a top soon, then I wonder how long it will wait before I quilt it? Hopefully it will be less than another 13 years!

I used some 1930's fabrics that I had fallen in love with, and then added other fabrics that I liked too. All the blocks have red centres.

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Look at those Bunnies & Kittens, oh Scotty dogs too. They're just too cute.

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I love the Trolley, and Paisley print


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More Scotty dogs, a flower picking Fairy, and don't forget Teddies

After finding that Ironing Art video yesterday I had a look to see if there was any more fun ironing videos on Youtube. So here's Extreme Ironing.

2 comments:

  1. Nice blocks!!! does it matter how long it takes to get the old UFO's up & running......not really, surely they were just resting!
    Because you have ironing on the brain, best I pop off to have a look!

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  2. I love your blocks - fun to look at all the prints.Now the big question - are you going to continue hand piecing to join the blocks, and will it be hand quilted??!!

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