Sunday 24 January 2010

Treasure Box

I have collected lots of bits and shapes in this boxand instead of thinking of them as UFOs that I did not manage to finish, they are treasures with which I get to play and use in new work. However, I intend to finish what I once started, so I’ll be working my way through these treasures:

Dresses for "Nothing to wear" quilts. I have enough for a birthday present for a friend who loves dresses and some to spare.

Crowns from some clown quilts I did in 2006. I have used one for one of the One World One Heart quilts.
Leftover squares from the panty bags I made for my parents in 2008. Mom has wished for a big bag for her hair curler thing, so I’ll make one for her for her birthday.
My House Quilt WIP. All the appliqué shapes are ready to be cut out, but there’s a lot of cutting! I think this will be my next Finish It! project.
4 bag blocks from one of my classes and pattern. I will dress them up a bit and make them into a pillow.
Leftover flower blocks that would make a lovely spring table runner.

Leftover strips from the table set in this post, enough for another table runner.
My oval WIP. The ovals are pebble quilted with a piece of batting on the back. I’ll stick to the original plan and make them into a flower wall hanging.
A few Easter eggs ready to appliqué and dress up.
Leftover flower shapes. I think I’ll pair these up with some grey fabrics.
Some head blocks that I started for the Hoffman Challenge in 2006, but I made this instead. I think I’ll stick to the original plan with these and make them into a wall hanging.



  1. Right!! Those are really lovely treasures! And so many wonderful projects! Good luck!

  2. That is one fantastic treasure box. I loved looking at these treasures as much as a finished item. Thanks for showing us.

  3. love your treasure box and all the lovely treasures ready to be made up! too cool!
    if i did that then they would never get made!

  4. Blir helt målløs jeg, alle prosjektene du har på gang. Det hoper seg alltid opp rester av div prosjekter og det ser ut som du er godt i gang til mange nye flotte prosjekter. Ønsker deg en kreativ uke :-)

  5. Love your treasure box! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Lots of beautiful projects for 2010!! I'm glad I'm not the only one with many blocks to set together this year.

  7. Great idea to have a Treasure Chest of things to use in other quilts. I must start gathering mine into one place so they won't be forgotten.

  8. I love this post. You have a true Treasure Chest and it is filled with such beautiful things. Can you tell me how you made the crown? I love it. I'm so glad to see there are others like me with lots of "treasures."

  9. Whew you will be busy! Love all these and can't wait to see how they turn out. Lovely ideas and fabric.

  10. I can't believe you have all of that in that one little box!!!! You could go on a vacation with it and never run out of things to do.

  11. A treasure box is a great idea! What fun to look through and find your projects...organized too!

  12. I love the idea of your Treasure Box. What a fun name and a positive attitude towards WIPS. I like all the treasures you've accumulated. They are sure to make awesome projects. I really like the Nothing to Wear dresses.

  13. I love both the concept of a treasure box, and what's inside of yours!
    ; )


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