Thursday, March 1, 2007

Next UFO Project - Old Friends

This is my next UFO project that I shall be tackling. The pattern is called 62802 Old Friends by Warren Kimble published by Fiber Mosaics. I started this hand applique and embroidery pattern back in 1998/99. This is/was my first attempt at hand applique. I really don't know why I put it aside. So little is left to do on it. Appliqueing the eyes and embroidering the whiskers, that's it! For some reason I just could not bring myself to complete this wall hanging.

I did ask a good friend of mine Cheryl from Oz, who graciously accepted, if she would finish the embroidery but somehow I think I would be cheating myself of the wonderful feeling of completing my first ever hand applique quilt.

Today, I glued the eyes in and they are ready for hand applique. Once the eyes are done, I will embroider the whiskers. There is one main border left to add and voila, the quilt will be ready to be sandwiched and machine quilted. I promise to have a better picture next time. It's just that the eyes are now glued and it would not reflect the stage the quilt is at.

Best let you all go so that I can get some work done. My next UFO will not be that easy to complete. I've peaked at my listing on Stashbusters and it's a project that requires much more work to be completed. Perhaps Old Friends is a good project to tackle after the paper piecing quilt ordeal.


m.daniela said...

Hi Carole, how you doing there in Champlain?
I like sooo much your leaves quilt.
Don't worry about PP, I do it only when I've to be accurately like in a swap block.
As a italian popular saying: "Every beatle is beautiful for his mum!"
so.... enjoy your quilt. I think iy's gorgeous
maria daniela in Rome

swooze said...

I love the wallhanging! Eagerly watching all your finishes!

Pam said...

Very cute little cats. I have done that as well, almost finished something and then put it aside for a number of years. It will feel good to finish it and hang it up. Finished is better than perfect. Enjoy :))

Rose Johnston said...

Ur wallhanging is soooo curious, u said u "glued" the eyes in ready for applique........u r not using vilosfix???....just wondering and intent on learning how others do things!!

Judy said...

Beautiful appliqued cats and Autumn Leaves! Being an applique person, the leaves would have been much too intimidating for me. Great job on both!

Darlene said...

You have an incredible talent, Carole! Your appliqued cats are stunning!

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