Monday, December 05, 2022

Buried Treasure

On the design wall today is a surprise find!

I have been digging around in old scrap bins and bags, finding just the right scraps to put into my  Quiltville mystery, and I found this lovely swan in one of the bins. This is an old round robin project that pre-dates my 16+ years of blogging! 

Here is the back of the paper pieced swan block in the centre. I do remember sewing this Paper Panache pattern called Serene Swan

I do know that this was a round robin project of some sort because I did not add the other borders. I'm certain of this because I always trim the threads as I sew. I don't like having a thready mess on the back of a project I am working on. 

My first step will be to trim the threads and remove the paper from the back of the project.

But I don't know what to do with it next. Should I finish it as a wall hanging or table topper, or should I add borders to it and turn it into a lap quilt? 

What would you do?

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cityquilter grace said...

it's gorgeous no matter the final choice...and i recognize those colors...LOL

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I remember this 'Panache' project. Since it has sat for so long, I would finish it up as is for a wallhanging.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Fun to find something like this, like a time capsule, LOL!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

First thing that comes to my mind is do you have enough of any of those fabrics or similar enough to make it into a lap quilt? A lot of today's fabrics are clearer and brighter colors.

Sharon Kwilter said...

So pretty. Personally, I would add more borders if I could find fabric that went with it. But it will be beautiful either way.

Ada Plouvier-Kopitopoulou said...

It is lovely. As it is probably difficult to find matching colors, I would make it into a wall hanging, I guess.

Judy Hansen said...

I would finish it as it is. Could be a table topper or a wall quilt. I like finding treasures in the stash and finishing them! Hugs, Judy