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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UFO Finish Tuesday...

It's that day again!
Are you enjoying these UFO Finish Tuesdays?
It's been great for me, and also given me a different direction in creativity because I'm not thinking of new designs, but using old orphan stitcheries instead, and planning how best to display them.
Last week I showed you a number of old Bronwyn Hayes redwork blocks I stitched in 2006. 
I decided to frame the four 'girlie' hexie blocks, and had almost finished a table runner with the long floral blocks. 
If you missed that post you'll find it HERE.
Well, I've finished the table runner, all nicely hand quilted and bound during a long drive with Mr E to Cairns last Thursday...



It wasn't until we got home from Cairns on Saturday that an idea for using the hexie blocks became clear, and then I was on a roll!
I decided to feature them on a set of hanging pockets...


My French General stash once again came in handy. This Rural Jardin red & cream print was perfect for the main feature fabric....


I think the addition of three red hexies across the top, centred with some vintage buttons, added something special to complete this sweet project, don't you?



But this still left me with one redwork framed hexie to find a home for.
A strong coffee and my brain cells began to communicate!
Within 30 minutes I had made a small single-pocket hanger...


Love the addition of narrow cotton lace to tie the little metal quilt hanger in place; such a simple thing, but very effective...



 Not sure I want to part with either of my pocket hangers, so I might just give them to myself for Christmas!


UFO Finish Tuesday's could be my best idea this year...


What have you made from your UFO box this week?
Leave a comment and share the news! I think we all deserve a pat on the back for our finishes, don't you?

NOTE: The Bronwyn Hayes (Red Brolly) stitcheries I used in this UFO are no longer available, but visit Bronwyn's blog HERE because you're sure to find lots of other lovelies there!

Now to go and decide what I'll finish before next Tuesday...

hugs

19 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Jenny, these are great finishes - thanks so much for sharing.

KimM said...

Wow - you come up with the most creative and delightful finishes. Love them all.
xxx

Fiona Ransley said...

You never cease to amaze me - Love them ! Clever girl xxxx

Julie said...

Hi Jenny, I dont think I would be able to bear to part with those gorgeous pocket hangers either !!! I love your U.F.O finish Tuesday's & really look forward to these posts each week now x0x

WoolenSails said...

UHM, nothing, lol. I am finishing the things I started so all my gifts will be ready. The problem is, someone walked off with my contact book with all my addresses and notes and I cannot find it anywhere, ugh. I have cut down on pasta and eating more rice, it really does make a difference.

Debbie

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

They are so lovely.

Baa. xxx said...

Love the idea of hanging pockets and of course super in French General - great gift to give to yourself! Ha!

Thoeria said...

What a lovely lovely gift to yourself :) I've not been doing much "finishing"...just going through my many cross stitch UFOs and trying to get the stitching done! I do love your ideas though...one day!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovey Jen xx

Patricia said...

Great finishes! Inspiring that you are keeping your Tuesdays for UFO and stayed on your diet. Congratulations!

Lesley UK said...

Just beautiful. It's given me an idea for something to make for a Christmas present for my daughter-in-law. Like me she's very close to her Guardian Angel
Blessings

Cass Cusack said...

Beautiful Jenny, and I'm thinking the little hexie pockets would be a perfect way to use your designs from the stitching club

Rebecca said...

Love the pocket thingy for the hexi blocks! Neat idea and color work!

Lin said...

Hello Jenny. Brilliant idea with the hexies - I love the pockets and the button trims. Your table runner is lovely too. I needed a couple of bookwraps for Christmas presents so have been using up some painted newspaper and bondaweb from a workshop to make a 'fabric'. It feels good to have used it all up, the bookwraps are complete and I am using the offcuts for postcards and ATC's so nothing is wasted. xx

desertskyquilts said...

It is a wonderful idea. I need to just finish some blocks and put them in a box until I have enough to make things like this. =) I just love that table runner and the hexagon pockets are terrific. I especially like the single one with the lace, though the other one, with the extra red hexagons across the top is very useful, too. Don't let anyone talk you out of those! =)

Kim said...

Lovely! You're giving us such cute ideas for our UFOs. Maybe you should start up a linky thing for next year to inspire all of us to get at it.

Createology said...

Oh how I adore what you have completed. To think these pieces have been languishing in an UFO box for so long. How delightful to be able to enjoy them now...all finished. Kudos and Creative Bliss...

Christina said...

Such great finishes. You are always full of such fun and creative finishes.

Tammy said...

These designs from Red Brolly were in a older magazine for a bag pattern correct?? I have seen these before....They are gorgeous made this way...