March 14, 2008

My Oldest UFO


Julie asked fellow bloggers to show their oldest UFO. I think this is it...I think. The book that I got the pattern from calls it a Japanese Fan. I have used all 30's reproductions from the Aunt Grace line. There are some golden oldies in there from original fabric line. There are twelve rows in all, and I have four rows stitched together. On row five I found a stain of some kind on one of the white sections. That irritated me and I didn't feel like taking it out and replacing it at the time. I put it away - for a very long time. I am guessing twelve to thirteen years ago. I decided it was time to get it out and work on it. I replaced the white section and am ready to sew the fifth row on. Did I mention that I am hand piecing this? Why did I decided to hand piece it? I don't remember, it was too long ago! *G* Really, I like the portability of projects that are pieced by hand. I can work on them while on car trips. When hubby drives I will fall asleep if I don't have something to do. Hand work fits the bill! I will show another project soon that hubby calls my lifetime project. I may have been working on that project for about 10 years! So, what is your oldest UFO? And if you are a non quilter and have read this post this far probably out of kindness, what is your project that has been put up in the closet or forgotten about? I know you have some too even if it isn't quilt related!

7 comments:

Rose said...

That is just gorgeous! I love the design that is beginning to reveal it's self. I'm guessing that you started out hand piecing it as a nod to the quilters of old?

I have an oldie that has been with me for at least 25 years. It's so horrible looking by this time I'm not sure I could bear to show it.

Libby said...

What a great design - I've not seen one before *s*

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Nice project! Now you have motivated me to go look and see what mine is. I am afraid to find out!!

Bren said...

LOVE IT! You need to finish that one!

julieQ said...

Wow! That is just lovely! I just love it..Thank you for sharing!!

Lea said...

Your UFO is stunning. You hand pieced those blocks? Wow, Great job!!! I love it!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

You UFO is beautiful! I haven't seen that pattern before...its just lovely. That one would be so worth getting out of the UFO pile and putting into the work on pile :O)...Just beautiful!