Monday, December 24, 2012

I should have known better!


Since the world didn't come to and end on Friday (just kidding) , I have no more excuses not to tackle some of my UFOs.

Do you remember these blocks?

Well, I had very good intentions at the beginning of the year when I decided  to join the quilt along "Building Houses from Scraps". As I know my limits, I thought, that instead of making one house every day, I would make one a week. I was able to keep up for the first five weeks, but that was the end of it.

Since I have lost interest in this project, but on the other hand don't want to have to take these "orphan blocks" into the new year, I decided to use them to make a cushion. And since it's Christmas time, I made it into a Christmas cushion!


With the Christmas tree up and decorated, the gifts wrapped and under the tree, all I have left to do is wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.


























Cheers
Vreni x

18 comments:

Jessica said...

Your cushion looks great Vreni! And is such a great idea for using up blocks that once were the beginning if something bigger!

Shirley said...

Ah! Good intentions! It happens to me too Vreni. I think I managed 7 house blocks but you are clever and what a beautiful cushion. I think I will make a few more and follow suit with a cushion and call it done but in the new Year when there are new intentions to be made.

Happy Christmas to you.x

Rita said...

Wie schön das Kissen geworden ist!!Traumhaft! Und Dein Weihnachtsbaum ist soo schön! Woher bekommt Ihr denn die Bäume??
Sieht auf alle Fälle sehr weihnachtlich aus!
Frohe Weihnachten aus der warmen und grünen Schweiz! Herzlich, Rita

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
das ist ein wunderschönes Kissen geworden! So kommen die Häuschen zu Ehren.
Schöne geruhsame Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr wünsche ich euch.
LG Doris

barcord said...

Happy Christmas Vreni. Your cushion looks wonderful....a good addition to the christmas decorations.

expat quilter returns home said...

Your Christmas pillow turned out great!! I love it!! We are slowly getting in the mood for Christmas here. The weather is awful, rain rain and more rain. Now preparing a 'portable' meal to take with us to my MIL tomorrow. Will send the envelope with patterns probably beginning of the new year;). But I have a feeling you won't be starting a new project in the coming days....
Love, Rose-Anne

Julierose said...

I love your Christmas pillow--what a great idea to use those UFO's that way--Happiest of holidays, Vreni---Julierose

amyrdh said...

Love your pillows with snow. What a great idea. I might make some houses for myself!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Happy Christmas Vreni!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute pillow. Now no more orphan blocks. Win-win!

meli B said...

When I saw your little houses I admired them but thought, "not for me". I actually downloaded the pattern but when I saw how tiny they were I decided they were just too hard. I think your pillow is the perfect place for your little houses. They look just like little log cabins in all the snow. Hard to imagine in the Singapore heat. Hope you have a wonderful new year.

Rossana said...

Really a great idea and a cute cushion! Santa Claus is coming....

Lynda said...

What a great idea! Love the pillow and all the little snowflakes. I think I need to dig out some of my orphan blocks and see what I can do too.

Hilde said...

You clever girl! You turned this project into a finished one before the end of the year! I love your snowy cushion!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy Quilting New Year! XXX

Marg said...

Merry Christmas. I love what you have done with the house blocks, that's an awesome Christmas cushion.

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a great way to use up those orphaned blocks. And I love the little extra touches you added to turn it into a Christmas cushion... the Santa and the tree in the window, the snow falling.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and laughter.

Angie said...

This pillow is just adorable :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Vreni -- I'm just catching up, but that pillow is gorgeous! What a wonderful way to use a few orphan blocks -- you're so clever!