Monday, May 16, 2011

Design Wall Monday - 5/16/11

Design Wall Monday - 5/16/11

So here’s what’s on my design wall today –

My UFOs - #9 - Hawaiian Applique  - pillowtops -

Stage 9.  Cut/Basted for Hawaiian Applique - Pillowtops - etc.
  • ·    Hibiiscus - red on white
  • ·    Ulu - green on muslin
  • ·    Pineapple - green on muslin
  • ·    Hibiscus - dark yellow on light yellow
  • ·    Ginger - red on white
  • ·    Stephanotis - black on white
  • ·    Woodland Lei - peach on rust batik


So far this month I have been working on the ladies.  Now it’s time to work on my UFOs.

I only have seven at this stage of completion – so we’ll see how far I can get in the next two weeks.  Two days apiece – in theory – that is – if nothing else happens in my life during that time.  (Yeah, right!)

And for you those of you out there who can crank out an entire quilt in one week – good for you!!  But not me!!  I am S-L-O-W – and I like it that way!!

This is the status of each one – today –


Hibiscus – red on white
Hand appliquéd – hand quilted
Needs more quilting – I’ll do that by machine – try out my sewing machine’s “hand” look quilting stitch.
Needs binding – I’ll bind it and use it as a sample for my series on binding quilts.


Ulu – green on muslin
Hand appliquéd
Needs quilting and binding – by machine


Pineapple – green on muslin
Hand-basted for hand applique
Needs to be redone for machine appliqué – fusible interfacing?

Hibiscus – dark yellow on light yellow
Partially hand appliquéd by two of my teachers – and me – as a teaching aid
May just leave it the way it is

Ginger – red on white
Hand-basted for hand applique
Needs to be redone for machine appliqué – fusible interfacing?

Stephanotis – black on white
Hand-basted for hand applique
Needs to be redone for machine appliqué – fusible interfacing?



Woodland Lei – peach on rust batik
Fused-basted
Ready for machine appliqué


Tomorrow is Two Question Tuesday.  Wednesday I’ll show you some photos of my sewing room.  Stay tuned.


Talk to you later – gotta go – gotta sew –

4 comments:

  1. Your Hawiian blocks are gorgeous!

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  2. Your blocks are beautiful and I love the echo quilting. I have just ordered Book 4 of the Hargrave series that deals with free motion quilting and I'm so excited to get my hands on it.

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  3. The blocks are gorgeous and you've just gone on my Heros list - Hand applique Hawaiian!!! 12 years ago I visited Hawaii and bought a pillow kit to do one (yes only one!) Hawiian applique block - it's still in it's original packaging - what was I thinking!?

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  4. Those blocks are fabulous! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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