This week I made up my mind to go through a pile of UFOs in my closet. There is one in particular I can finish easily. I’m also measuring and labeling my yardage with a piece of masking tape so I don’t have to do it more than once.

I found what I thought was a large folded yellow printed batik. When I unfolded it I was amazed to find this 30-inch pieced top that I must have made back in the 1990’s

I made this from a pattern in a book called Strips that Sizzle by Margaret Miller. I had plans to make it quite a bit bigger by adding large navy triangles. Apparently I did not have enough yardage and was daunted by the thought of doing all that larger bias piecing, so it got folded in with the batik length and got buried.

When I resurrected it today it proved to be exactly what I needed without any added work. That’s a BIG plus. I have a small antique side table which has been covered with another top, an X block in summery Kaffe Fassett fabric.

In September I needed something to replace it, and now this top is the perfect answer. This is how it looks with its lovely old-new covering.

This is where my small Christmas tree sits every year. For the winter months I’m planning to make something in blue and white, but no snowmen.

But first I have a wallhanging deadline next week for the Endeavorers challenge.

What are you all working on now that we’ve finished the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colors?

I’m linking up with Angela at and Cynthia at


17 thoughts on “Ressurected

  1. Patricia Evans

    I bought Strips that Sizzle used on Amazon last year after seeing several quilts on Wanda Hanson’s site. I haven’t tackled it yet, but it’s on my list. I love how they shimmer. Yes, you need to finish it up.


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