As if I didn’t have enough of my own…

UFOs that is. I don’t know why I am so drawn to projects left behind by others. But I am.  Thursday I met a friend in a nearby town to pick up some tops to quilt for QOVF. I got to town early so I could check out an antique mall. That is where I spotted these. 

And for the princely sum of $4.24, they were mine. I have no idea what I will do with them. 

 The picture above gives you a rough idea of size. I say rough because I don’t think any two are the same. 

Here is a look at the back. 

These two were put together with a melon so maybe they were intended for a double wedding ring. 

There are 50 arcs in total. What would you do with them?


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to As if I didn’t have enough of my own…

  1. Chantal says:

    Beautiful challenge you have here. I have to agree with Patt though. If you make the intended Wedding Ring, you will encounter all kinds of problems because not two are the same size. If you make a fan block, you’ll be able to “cheat” and compensate for the different sizes. Whatever your decision, good luck. I know YOU will make a beautiful quilt out of these. Enjoy! ;^)

  2. Ursula says:

    What a treasure you picked up…however challenging! This may be the perfect time to “think outside the box” because you are going to lose the points anyway if you sew them in their originally intended traditional way. I think it is wonderful that you are honoring the original maker by taking up the challenge to turn them into a quilt…good luck and enjoy!

  3. Patt says:

    I this comes. This was on Facebook yesterday & I thot it would be a neat QOV. But your UFO might work a little with this layout

  4. anudge says:

    Pickle dish?

  5. allisonreidnem says:

    I think I’d wrap them up again and give to a local quilt group! Yes! I am a chicken!

  6. Cheryl says:

    might be easier to hand applique on background versus piecing. They are fantastic. God buy even if you just keep getting them out to look at them now and then.

  7. Sandi says:

    I don’t have a clue, but I love the different fabrics and colors. Hugs,

  8. Betty says:

    I’ve seen some great quilts come from UFO’s/WIP’s–am sure you will find a purpose for them

  9. Carol Woosley says:

    I think these arcs are meant for New York Beauty blocks. The block mimicked the arcs on the art deco Chrysler Building, finished in 1930, which in turn mimicked the crown on the Statue of Luberty. A beautiful but difficult project. Keep on quiltin’

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