Friday, December 7, 2012

New and Vintage

Two more months' worth of Greenpiece BOM blocks have been added to the pile.

The cutting and assembly instructions that came with this Moda BOM from The Fat Quarter Shop are very good for the pieced blocks and they all have turned out well.  So far I have only made one error in cutting the wrong size triangles, but the generous amount of fabric given for each month saved me.

Love the rich red and caramel fabrics in this one.

I made this Christmas decoration sometime in elementary school, probably about third or fourth grade, I should think.  The R is backwards, but I love the rick rack trim on the angel's dress, and she has the blue eyes I always wanted :)   My mom gave it back to me some years ago and every year since then I've thought about making it into a wall hanging but never have.  Truly all it would take is a good ironing, a slight squaring up, and turning down the top for a dowel to fit through.  Well, this is the year I get it done! I'll show the vintage restoration when complete.  Other decorations are slowly getting pulled out and distributed around the house, we will probably get our tree this afternoon, and lights up on the house over the weekend.  Then it will feel a lot more like Christmas around here!


Stephanie said...

Aren't mom's the best with saving things?

Lee said...

Love your burlap/angel! Nice to know I wasn't the only one wanting blue eyes! At least until Van Morrison's 'Brown-eyed Girl' came out, lol.

Janet O. said...

I really like those stars--both styles.
What a treasure--it will make a great wall hanging for the Christmas season. Can't wait to see it gracing a wall in your home.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Your little angel is sweet - great that your mom saved it. :)


Patrica said...

Even as a child you were into fiber art! Isn't it great how our younger self comes peeking through? Do you still want blue eyes by the way?

Shay said...

I want to know how you get your 16 patches to look so perfect...your blocks look fabulous.

Cant wait to see the re-vamp of your vintage piece Annie. You had talent even as a youngster.

Kate said...

The Greenpeace blocks look great.