Monday, May 10, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Well, I didn't get a lot done this week as expected.  I had problems with my knee through Thursday night.  It's better now, but did prevent me from spending too much time at my sewing machine.  It didn't prevent me from purchasing a new car though.

I decided a little hand work may be in order.  I pieced one of the "Pushin' Up Spring" blocks and started the applique.  This one will be a sunflower when completed.  Maybe it will be a center piece or I just may get addicted and complete the entire quilt.  After piecing the blocks, each one has different applique flowers in their centers.  This is not my design (copyrighting the photo only), but a BOM available from Apple Blossom Quilts; click on newsletter and sign up.

I got tired of being a slug and called up one of my long arm friends.  On Saturday I quilted this Hidden Wells quilt top that's 96 square inches.  It's a UFO from a few years back.  I got it pieced and then just the thought of quilting that large of a quilt on my DSM scared me so I packed it away.  I'm glad it's quilted now.  The next step is to go through my UFO bins to find the binding fabric; maybe I'll sew it on this week and use this for my hand work.

That's it for me this week.  Pop over to Judy's site to see more design walls. 
Tea in MO


  1. Glad you knee is better. I still need to start the Pushing Up Spring blocks.

  2. Can't wait to see more of your pushing up spring block!

  3. One of my favorite quilt I made is a hidden wells. I like yours.

  4. I don't do much hand applique-it looks so nice! and woo-hoo to you for finishing up (almost) a UFO! that's always a good feeling!

  5. That Pushin' up Spring block is looking good. I hadn't heard of it before!

  6. Awesome design wall creations! 8-)

  7. The 'Pushing Up Spring' block promises to be gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more of it.


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