I should not show my OLD UFOs on here but I will "fess up"
I started this quilt in a class in high school
Did I just say HIGH SCHOOL?
yep, in 1977 there was a quilting class
(1976 was the 200 yr birthday of the country and revival of
a lot of old ideas and ways)
so we had this class and you quilted by hand with templates back then
yeah see? I was going to turn this into a friendship quilt
(overachiever that I was LOL)
any who, friends and family alike signed the quilt and
some embroidered their signatures
I LOVE this elephant block from my Aunt Jo
the one that just passed away last year
I miss her
she and I were both creative spirits
(I still need an elephant in my garden
to represent her)
my MOM did this one.......yep you read right 1978!
Do I win a prize for the oldest UFO???
I guess I was a listmaker back then too
good thing so I now know what the plan was for this quilt
here are the templates
I had to laugh
out of cardboard with polish or something on the edges to help preserve them longer
and what is this? a ribbon?
I got first place at the Art show even though it wasnt done!
(the rest of the class made pillows.......how lame LOL)
anywho, it is fun to go back in time
with this one
but also time to get it out
and get it going again
and pieces cut, some parts hand sewn, and some fabric still ready to cut
Talk about a TIME CAPSULE
I REALLY need to get this one done
I am thinking it will be a slow project for those handstitching moments
How old is your oldest UFO?
inquiring minds want to know ha ha