Monday, May 17, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I finished binding on Hidden Wells quilt but it's been raining so much I wasn't able to go outside to get a photo for the blog.  It will be posted sometime this week, weather permitting.

I worked on the Batik bento boxes and have the top sewn.  I have also picked out a border print.

A few of you commented about wanting to see the finished Pushin' Up Spring sunflower block.  That motivated me to finish it as I didn't want to be a failure in blog land.  LOL  I then sat down Sunday and cut fabrics for 4 more blocks.  I only got one pieced and decided I need to get moving on picking out the fabrics for the applique portion so I can take it to work where I can sew during lunch.  These are some large blocks so I'm still not sure how many I will make at this time.  The first block I made with traditional needle turn technique.  For the second one, I'm trying the back basting method.  This is my first time trying this technique; I'll let you know if I like it or not next week.  This is not my design (copyrighting the photo only), but a BOM available from Apple Blossom Quilts; click on newsletter and sign up. 

My last project I worked on this week is the Cathedral Stars.  I have 152 of 305 4-patches made.  So I cut more strips and sewed them together.  I now need to cut the strips into 2" segments and sew them into 4-patches.  Hopefully I have enough that I will complete this step.  In addition, I made the 100 HSTs for same project.  I am working on 100 Tri/Rec units; everthing is cut for them.

Being sick all week (bad sinus problems) motivated me to work hard this week end to play a little catch up.  If you'd like to see what other quilters have on their design walls, visit Judy.
Tea in MO


  1. I'll be anxious to see what you think about back basting. I love it when I need exact placement of pieces.

  2. I love the bento box quilt. I have that pattern and want to get it done. Your sunflower block is lovely. I have done back basting also, and I like that way of doing hand applique.

  3. i love your pushin up spring blocks. I too am currently "collecting" these blocks and I really do want to get them started but I figure this will be my 2011 project
    I hope with all the sewing you did this weekend helped your sinuses on the mend

  4. Love the flower applique block!

  5. love the applique block-really pretty! It's raining here too! Is it raining over the entire country....sheesh!

  6. What a ton of quilting you have been doing and not feeling well!! I hope that you get some of the sunshine we are promised this week. Be well!


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