Monday, May 9, 2022

Design Wall Monday - May 9, 2022

 Happy Mothers Day!

The plaid quilt from last week's post is finally sewn together and is ready for the longarm quilter.  

I was excited to see the empty design wall, and have started to put the May Day Baskets embroidered squares on it.  Each square has to be trimmed to 11 x 11 inches, and I am slowly getting them trimmed and up on the wall.  The alternate squares of green are very calming, and I think I will like them.  Here are two new pictures of the blocks that I have trimmed and on the design wall:

There are 30 blocks, and these are the first 10 that are trimmed.  I get very careful when I trim them, as I am always saying....."Measure twice.....cut once". 

Here's a Mother's Day flower for you.  The rabbit has pulled several wagons of flowers for me this spring, and this is his last pot of flowers before the Easter decorations get put away.  The hyacinths smell so sweet. 

Yesterday we celebrated our grandson's graduation from MSU.  Here's a picture of us with our new Mechanical Engineer, Hunter.  Do you have any high school or college graduations in your family this year?

What is on your design wall?  Please join the Design Wall Monday Linky Party below and show us what you are working on.  I am looking forward to reading your blogs and looking at all the pictures.  Thank you so much for joining in.  My preference is that you mention the Design Wall Monday Linky Party in your post and that you also provide a link back to this page, so people can get back and forth between all the blogs.  Thank you so much, and again, Happy Mother's Day!

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Bonnie said...

Well done on trimming your flower baskets. They look great. Oh, do you have to put Mr. Rabbit away? He's darling. Or do have other cute displays for flowers? No grads here, but yes in about 8 years! Hope you get a lot of quilting done this week.

Vicki in MN said...

What a treat to see your embroidered baskets taking shape in the flimsy!

Nann said...

Congratulations to Hunter! And they allowed family (besides parents) to attend! Your baskets are lovely and the rabbit is charming.

Gretchen Weaver said...

The grandchildren seem to grow up faster than our own children did. No graduations here this year. Love your flower baskets, this quilt is going to be so lovely, are you going to attempt to hand quilt this one? Happy stitching!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I don't think there are any grads this year in my big family, I haven't kept track but it is usually mentioned if there is.

Sara said...

Congratulations to your grandson! We have 2 HS graduations - next Saturday, but we'll be in Colorado for our nephew's wedding. I love how those dark green blocks look between the embroidery ones. You're right - the color is calming. And it really lets the basket blocks be the star.

Quilter Kathy said...

Goodness you guys look so young, you could be his parents!
Great progress on the embroidery baskets quilt!
A quilting friend says "cut once, curse twice"!!!

Robin said...

I love the color of green that you chose for your alternate blocks. It really makes the embroidered blocks shine.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Judy, your embroidered quilt is going to be amazing. I agree that you need to measure twice (or four, five times in my case) before trimming them! Congrats to your grandson. It's great that graduations are actually happening this year. Have a great week.