Friday, February 17, 2012

Project for a Sunday afternoon

When my parents downsized a few years back, one of the things my Mom gave to me was this cute little bulletin board that had been hanging in their kitchen since about 1985.
At the top of the bulletin board was a slightly padded cotton print of a stenciled basket of fruit. 
Back in the 1980's there was a very popular Pfaltzgraff dinnerware pattern with a similiar look.  But I don't happen to own any of that pattern, so I decided to update it.

I measured the cotton square to be 5 1/2 inches, and used Electric Quilt software to create a paper pieced pattern that would fit.    Then I picked a few scraps out of my scrap bag and made up this Pineapple block:

With a little patience and some Elmer's glue I carefully covered over the original print with my new paper-pieced block:

A cute little bulletin board was given a new life, and a fresh start in the year 2012!  A great little project for a Sunday afternoon.

Toby wants to show you what he prefers to do on a Sunday afternoon:

Anyone for a game of  Sunday afternoon football?

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  1. Looks great ,so bright ,compared to the old one .

  2. Love that update! I used to have a dog that would play ball all day. My mom was sitting once and she said she counted 65 times in a row that she threw that ball and every time, the dog brought it back for more. Can't get too much of a good thing, I guess. Lane

  3. Fantastic job in updating your bullentin board. It's surprising to see how much a simple facelift brings an outdated item into the 2012's.



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