Monday, May 21, 2012

Design Wall Monday – May 21, 2012

This will be a quickie post because I am off in one hour to the Red Rooster!!!  Yippee!!!  Wanna come along?  =^..^=

My design wall has a new quilt on it this week – Yay!!!  As promised, Vintage Valentine is next on my 2012 UFO Challenge list.  The pattern is a Verna Mosquera design from The Vintage Spool.  It has 12 sweet blocks surrounding a simply gorgeous medallion block! This is a very romantic quilt crafted of bows and birdies and above all Hearts, Hearts, and more Hearts!!!  Romantic may not be my usual style, but hearts definitely are! 

Here is what I have done so far…

Block #1

Block #2
Blocks 1 and 2 are complete.  All pieces fused down and stitched.

Block #3
Block #4
Blocks 3 and 4 have the pieces fused down but still need to be buttonhole stitched down.

I have all the pieces drawn on fusible and ready to go, so the drudgery part of the process is done :*)

I had originally planned to work on this at retreat, but then I decided against it because I didn’t want to have to carry all the fabrics I am using along with me.  I want to keep this retreat simple, so I decided to take two very straightforward projects that fit into one project box and simply require nothing but straight stitching.  No appliqué or other special stitching means I can take my little Featherweight instead of my heavy, bulky Janome 6600P too.  I’m travelin’ light folks!!!  More room for fabric to bring home ….. oops, no fabric shops between here and there anymore :(  Oh well!  I guess this means I won’t need to carry a lot of money either :*)  And maybe a positive Stash Report this week too?  Dare I hope????

Please pray for traveling angels for us.  It is a 3-hour trip but we are buddying up, so there should be no problems staying alert & awake :*)

That’s it for my design wall this week – what’s on yours?  Go to Patchwork Times to see what others are working on!

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. Those blocks are darling!! What a wonderful quilt you are going to have. Said a prayer to St Michael the ArcAngel for you: St. Michael defend her in traffic!

    Have fun.

  2. I have loved this pattern forever and ever and if you're looking for a home for it once it's done I'll send you my addy! Seriously, it will be wonderful, what you've done so far certainly is.

  3. Such lovely blocks, this quilt is so charming and you have done a great job.

  4. These blocks are so sweet. I love hearts, too. I hope working on this quilt brings you lots of joy.

  5. What a sweet quilt and I love what you've done so far. Can't wait to see it finished. So very nice Teresa.

  6. I hope you have a great retreat! Love the blocks you have completed. I have this kit stuck away also. You are getting so much done.

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  8. Teresa, Your blocks are very pretty that you've finished so far. I know you will get lots done at retreat no matter how light you travel. The traffic angels will watch over you. Have fun for me too!! :)

  9. I love this quilt! It is going to be beautiful, I know! I can't wait to see it completed and if anybody gets this one, it'll be me. LOL... No, seriously, I know of several who have designs upon it too. Sisters are like that you know. Blessings.

  10. Teresa, this is an incredibly lovely piece. I can't wait to see it finished! :)

  11. Oh my, you are quick! I just swooned.

  12. Oh my, you are quick! I just swooned.


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