|36" Lone Star started 1984 - Finished 2011|
After reading Maureen's post HERE I was motivated to dig out my oldest project.
This is a strip pieced Star crib quilt started in 1984. That's right - 27 YEARS ago. I think I put it away - disappointed in the double poly batting...it was half hand quilted. I still like the colors but not the stencil.
Many of the fabrics I would buy again, and still have some bits left that also worked their way into other projects over the years.
|Backing Corner Flipped Back|
The backing is pink, I used the excess to bind it this week.
Like Maureen's I have some Concord, VIP and probably Peter Pan.
It did make me think about the fabric selections we had in 1984.
I worked at a quilt shop then, while a FT student. I kept the swatches!
|Swatches to order bolts for the shop|
Do any of these look familiar?
Yours Truly, Inc. Circa 1984ish
The front of the swatch card says "Exclusive Calico Prints" ... hand written someone noted they liked the black/brown/gold colorway. It was ordered for the shop and I made a queen sized Double Irish chain. I still have that quilt and it was finished. I'll share it soon.
|Pin Cushion made from aluminum pop can|
What else was going on? Lots of crafty things...
How about sewing accessories made from pop cans?
Make a pin cushion HERE. After I read step 2, I decided any new additions to my collection will be purchased!
Look at the loft of that poly batting!
Wonder why we needed double poly?!?
|Retro sewing items|
Plastic was so popular - were we supposed to believe a Celebrity would use this plastic sewing/mending set?
Tomato pin cushions were in every sewing bax and basket for many decades. This one is plush and quite large.
|Celebrity - inside the kit|
The plastic lining is a fake velvet finish - in what else? Royal Blue of course!
Most of the pieces are stamped made in the U.S.A.
I cut off a salvage last week that said printed in the U.S.A. - maybe I should keep that too!
What's your oldest WIP/UFO? What's keeping you from finishing?