Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I've been trying to write this post for the past two Mondays, but hubby had the camera.  Need I say more?  I thought you might like to see what I've been working on and I threw in some finishes, too.

Do you remember the scrap quilt units I've been working on - Fabric Frolic?  Well, here is the center of the Queen size.
It's all sewn together but needs three more borders.  The line of colored squares at the top is one of them.  First a narrow black border, then the squares, then a wider black border to finish.  I need to construct the King size and then I can do the shams.  There will be four of those.  I may have to make a few more units.

The Summer Breezes top is complete.  No picture, it doesn't look any different sewn together just a bit smaller.  Here is the sham.
I am giving this one to my Aunt Sis, my mother's sister.  I still have a lot of pinwheel block leftovers in the red-yellow-orange range.  Have an idea for those but have relegated them to leader/ender status.  So tired of pinwheels, LOL!

One more Snowbound block finished and two more almost completed!  Two more after those and I can finish this up.

Four more Delectable Diamond pieces done.  Once I mount the twelve I just completed, these will probably go up on the design wall for another look/see.  Might be I need a few more embroideries!
MatryoshkaMom is making quilts for Japan.  All the quilts are red & white (you know how much I love red/white quilts).  The link above will tell you all the details.  In any case, here are two blocks that I made and sent for the quilts.  She will be accepting 12-1/2 inch unfinished blocks until the end of July if you are interested.   These were so easy for me, I may make a few more between now and then.
Last, but not least, here is the embroidered piece I offered to finish for my Aunt Mary.  I did all that we discussed but I need to visit her again for more guidance.  I have a few ideas.

I think I mentioned in my last post that I had revamped my design wall.  Since I am a visual person, it was frustrating that I couldn't put all my quilt pieces up on my wall.  My original wall was only supposed to be temporary and consisted of two pieces of Warm&Natural stapled to the wall.   I tore the entire thing down and replaced it with a solid piece of Warm&White.  My design wall is now big enough to put up an entire Queen size quilt before seaming, but I can only work one quilt at a time and there was still no room for my handwork or for taking pictures of smaller pieces.  I decided I needed another design wall just for handwork.  Here it is!
As you can see, it butts up against the corner of the big wall, which is fine because now I will be able to turn the corner for King size quilts!  (I have at least two of those to make!)  I can also keep track of my applique blocks and other things. 

So what's on your design wall?

Love from Liri


  1. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with all of that! (And a little bit like a slacker, too.) The embroidery is beautiful, as usual. I love the flower butterfly and birds. I hadn't seen the blocks for Japan, so I'm going to look into that. And your design wall is awesome - super size!

  2. Wow you have been super busy , your quilt looks fantastic , the embroidery I am in awe of and your red blocks are sweet .I am going to enlarge my design wall too as I have a rather small one , perfect for small things like blocks but not for quilts .

  3. You are on a roll aren't you?? Good stuff!! I love that scrappy quilt....enlarged it to see that you fussy cut some stuff;) Love it;)
    I know what you mean about the design wall...I have been without one since we moved in to this apartment. I have to lay mine on the floor and pick it up before the cat tap dances all over it;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  4. Your embroidery is absolutely amazing. I love that first large butterfly. The quilts are beautifully done, as well. I wish I had your energy!


  5. Wow, you have been very busy! Your embroidery is beautiful! I love all of you quilts and would love to have any one of them on my bed or wall! Your design wall is a great idea. I did not know you could use batting. I will give it a try. Thanks.

  6. I can't decide which I love most: Your quilts or your embroidery! Both are gorgeous! I'm just wishing I had something ready to go up on a design wall! Maybe before too long, I will. ---"Love"

  7. That's a fabulous selection of projects! Lots of inspiration there - love the scrappy, the pinwheels, the snowman, the embroidery, everything! Ann :-)

  8. The scrappy quilt is looking just wonderful. I like your plans for the border too. You know I love those pinwheels. (especially the blue ones). Just amazing hand work!
    I am thinking that I need to expand my design wall too. You gave me some good ideas. Sometimes I like tro leave projects up to ponder .

  9. The two quilts are really beautiful. I love the scrappy one. Your handwork, as usual, is just terrific. Connie204

  10. Liri, I just love your red and white blocks and posted them on my blog. I recieved 2 more blocks today and the same person sent me a backing as well. I'll post more blocks soon.

  11. Wow you have been so busy. Your large quilt is beautiful. I also love your pretty blue embroideries. All are gorgeous. Well done!