Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A 20 Year Old UFO and Some New Old Fabric!

I'm kinda in the finish-it-up mode and when we took off for our month long vacay, I reached WAY back in the UFO pile for this project!  I guess I was in my contemporary art quilt period when I started this one 20+ years ago.  Hand-dyed fabrics were just hitting the market and I figured why not?  So I decided to use 4 of them to design a cityscape in different times of day.  I drew the paper pieced design on graph paper and numbered each diamond.  You can click on the pics to enlarge.

 
Then I figured out where each fabric would go and numbered the paper pieces to coordinate.  Here are the first two blocks showing morning and midday (in reverse)...



Evening and night are still in progress....


I'll let you know if they ever get done!

Did you know I went to Festival?  Had a great time and got to see lots of pals which is the very best part, of course.  Didn't buy much but found a few decent feedsacks both there and antiquing.


My favorite finds were vintage yardage.  LOVE those strawberries in two colorways!




Hope you're having a great week and we'll see you next time!

 


8 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I really like those strawberries too!

Nanette Merrill said...

Your UFOs are something I wouldn't try after years of quilting. Love that. And those fabrics are amazing. Vintage rules.

Stephanie said...

You scored some goodies. One day I have a dream..."that I, too, shall attend Houston Quilt Festival." Your blocks are very interesting.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Pretty, pretty fabrics!

Muddling Through said...

Glenna, I really like your cityscapes! And the feedsack fabrics are so pretty. They just make you happy to look at them, don't they?

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow! You did find some great fabrics! Love those strawberries.

And what an interesting design for a quilt...cityscape at different times of day...can't wait to see that one finished. :)

Kimberly

Needled Mom said...

Those season blocks look fabulous.

Great finds in fabrics too.

Nedra said...

The vintage yardage is wonderful!