Thursday, September 5, 2013

A UFO . . . finished!

Hey everybody!

We had a nice nap and we are all recuperated from the Pet Show! We're so glad that everyone had a great time, and we hope all of our friends, old and new, will stick around and see what's happening here at the Lilypad!

Quite a while ago, I showed you a sneaky peek of a project that I was working on....I even thought I was finished with it!

But there was something missing. I just wasn't happy with the overall look of it. 

So, I added some stitching. Lots of stitching. Lots and lots of red stitching to make the stripes on the flag! (Grin)
And personalized it even more than it was!

Take a look!

 

Me likee now!

I added "8th" in the little star, since my dad-in-law was in the Mighty 8th Air Force. And I put "351st" in the large star, since he was stationed at Polebrook, England, as a part of the 351st Bomber Group.

Here's a closer look:



I like this project much better, now, and I'll get it framed.

Do you ever rework something you thought you'd finished? 

Love,

12 comments:

  1. What a special finish. Sometimes it take a while for me to find the perfect final border or binding fabric - so they sit and wait.

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  2. Wow! I love it! Made me think of doing something like that for my daughter. Maybe when she is older :) Very beautiful and special.

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  3. That's a lovely special quilt. I have projects sitting around waiting for me to be inspired because I know they are missing something.

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  4. It is rare that I re-work something but yes, it has happened.

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  5. This is a beautiful piece of art and I am sure that it will become a family favourite. I am so glad that you tweaked it until you were happy with it. Now you can hang it and enjoy it every day.
    Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  6. Oh that's really wonderful! And I know you will be much happier with it now. I have a problem not obsessing over things that don't really turn out like I expect. I always go back and do something else to it to make it "ok". Great work. Beautiful quilt.

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  7. What a touching finish! I think most of us go back and redo something we are not pleased with.

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  8. What a great addition to an already wonderful keepsake for the family now and to come! Oh yes, I 'revisit' many a projects!

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  9. Awesome! I am glad you revisited this project

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  10. Love the way your personalized this... it is now perfect and a wonderful memorial to your loved one.

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