Wednesday, January 7, 2015
FIRST FINISH FOR 2015
Not everything goes away if you ignore it and such was the case with this little paper-pieced Christmas tree. I pieced it and even hand quilted it 15+ years ago. It has been a permanent fixture in my UFO pile all these years. Yesterday I decided I either needed to finish it or get rid of it.
It didn't take any time to bind it. I actually have some of the red border fabric in my stash (can you believe it!!) but I thought green binding would look a little more festive. Then came the fun part of sewing on the red hexie buttons on the tree and adding some buttons to the tree skirt to look like gifts. I had these cute buttons for years. Unfortunately they had plastic shanks on the back, so with my little needle nose pliers I broke the shanks off and used some fabric glue to attach the button fronts to the skirt so they would stay in place. Yes, I said fabric glue ~~ something I normally would never do. I may be starting out 2015 as a Rebel! BTW, I happened to notice I forgot to sew a button on branch 3 on the right. It's there now! Taking pictures of your projects is the best way I know to spot your mistakes.
I know I have a scottie dog UFO in my cabinet and that may be my next project. It will be a tribute to all the scottie girls and one male who have shared their precious lives with me for the last 40+ years.
Have you started anything new in 2015? I would love to hear about it if you have.
Blessings to Everyone on this very cold winter day.