Monday, February 17, 2014

President's Weekend

Although feeling a little like I had a few too many irons in the fire,  I kept moving 9 pinwheel blocks from one spot in my room to another.  One morning I had 8 and drove myself crazy looking for #9....only to find it under the cutting table.    Saturday afternoon I decided it was time to either do something with them or just bag em up and put them back in the UFO bin....but since the thoughts of adding another bag to the bin, I decided to just set aside my project, connect the blocks and get it done.
So, that's exactly what I did.

Here's a short tale of where these blocks came from....  Almost a year ago I took a 2 day workshop with the designer Pat Speth.  Day one was a project that I really liked and worked hard on getting that quilt done even after the workshop was over.  Day 2 however was a little different.  Even though my patriotic color way was what I wanted to work on, making the project just didn't appeal to me.  I made 1 full block and 9 of the center pinwheels.  Then it was time to clean up and take the almost 3 hour drive home....  I NEVER once pulled the project back out until this month when I needed red white and blue fabrics for another project.     So, here's the topper on my kitchen table last night in front of one of my favorite wall quilts.    This morning I took another picture of it on my counter with my favorite candle holder!!!                          I've got quite a repertoire of patriotic going on this "President's Weekend".   I never think I have a lot until I start looking around and I see "Uncle Sam" quilts and all the red white & blue stars!!!      I'm thinking I'll take that one lone star block and make a candle mat or something with it  :)

       Happy President's Weekend Everyone!!!!

6 comments:

JoAnne said...

Nice! You do have a great collection of Patriotic things going on, too. I love it!

moosecraft said...

Love it! Looks like Summer to me!

Robin said...

The pinwheel topper looks great Peg!

Liz said...

Way to get it out of the baggie and done! Love the patriotic projects.

Conni said...

Cute table topper, Peg!

The Other Barb said...

I like that table topper. Great job on it& good that you didn't put it back in the bag!!