Saturday, July 15, 2006

the forever wreath


Just put the label on, so its finished. This is the wallhanging/tabletopper that has been a UFO for about 10 years. The one I mentioned previously where I ripped alot out to make corrections. Its still not great, but it will do. I originally called it the Forever Wreath because being cloth instead of pine boughs, it wouldn't die. Hubby thought it should have that name because it is round and therefore unending. Now I just think its the Forever Wreath because it took FOREVER to be finished! After so many years, I no longer had fabric from which to make the binding. However, careful cutting and pieceing of the extra backing on all sides of the top gave me enough to make binding, plus 2.5" left over! Can I count that as stash busting? If I hadn't used those scraps for the binding, they would have been cut into strips or squares for some future scrap project. This way I used them up before they even hit the scrap pile. How's that for efficiency?!

I'd like to get a ribbon and a small brass looking French Horn to tack to the bottom of the wreath to give it some dimension and a little pizzazz as a wall hanging. If I leave it flat, I'll use it as a table topper.

12 comments:

Linda_J said...

I don't why you couldn't call it stashbusting, Gail! Hooray for a finish especially after this length of time where it would be easier to toss it or something.

Either way of displaying at the holiday season would be good.

Norma said...

I love your idea of adding ribbon or a horn to give it dimension. I think it would look great on the top of a table with a poinsettia in the center! It looks like it would be a great idea for Christmas gifts!

Finn said...

congratulations on another finish Gail!! It's a nice little wreath no matter what it gets used as..*VBS* And I think it was very clever to come up with binding that way..LOL

I can totally identify with your "vintage" UFO's...some of mine are at least that old...and what is scary, maybe older!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Great job finishing a UFO - and in time to use for the holidays this year! It looks really great and I am sure that you will be able to get a gold french horn once the ornaments hit the stores! Good idea!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Hanne said...

The wreath is very cute. It will look lovely as a table piece with a poinsettia.

Barbara said...

It turned out great! What a nice quilt! Just think how happy you'll get this christmas when you hang it upp or put it on your table!

Screen Door said...

I love the Christmas Wreath, I can hear the carols in the background!!!!You are one step ahead of the game..good job.
Melanie

Passionate Quilter said...

I say yes--you did great at stashbusting! And great job for finishing it--sometimes it's hard to finish older projects when the new ones are so FUN! :)

ForestJane said...

I'd be tempted to also add some little Christmas buttons and ornaments. :)

Mary said...

10 years does sound like forever! Bet you're glad to have it done.

Samantha said...

It looks lovely- and- it must feel SO great to have an older UFO done! Congrats! Forever Wreath is a perfect name!

cher said...

hurray for a finish!