Here it is at flimsy stage. I ran into a little roadblock trying to decide what to do in the corners. I tried a couple of things, like a free-pieced star that took me an hour! That was too much! So, I thought "simple is best" and just did 4-patches with more I Spy blocks. Now, it's time to come up with something for the back. I have a couple of ideas, so that's a good start.
I've been working on the crumb quilt and am ready to add the final borders. Sorry, no photos yet. Next time!
Here's the next project on my design wall. It's "Spring" and the pattern is from Country Threads. I'm embarrassed to tell you how many years this one has been lurking in the UFO pile.
Here is where the hold-up was. This wagon block really had me stumped. I couldn't figure out how to do those wheels. Just could not wrap my brain around it. All the applique on this quilt is done with fusible and then buttonhole stitched by hand. Those spokes are so small! I finally ended up doing the wheel in two parts - first the spokes and then the outer round part, and stitched it on the machine. It took me 10 years to come up with that. Doh! Do you ever get that kind of brain fart? Drives me crazy when something hangs me up like that.
Next up for this is piecing - my comfort zone! All the applique is done. Whew! Hopefully the rest won't take me that long!
Remember the Plum tree that I showed in the last post? It had uprooted and fallen into the pond from the ice. Well, we had a landscaper come in and he thought it could be saved. So, now it's re-planted and staked to hold it. Our fingers are crossed that this will "take".
There was a broken branch too. This is the recommended fix. DH wrapped it with clear duct tape, just like you would do for grafting a branch. More fingers crossed!
I'm off to find a quilt back! Happy quilting!