Monday, August 8, 2016

Design Wall Monday ~ Moon Flower Magic ~

Good Monday Morning!  It's been a long time since my last Design Wall Monday.  Being back in the Studio is so nice.  The last couple of weeks have been a roller coaster ride, and not a fun ride.  So let me fill you in really quick.  Dad went for a yearly heart check up, found out he needed a surgery to open up an artery in his neck.  That went fine and he was home the next day.  Three days later mom has a heart attack and was hospitalized for 4 days.  Three days after that I became sick with a fever of 103.9 for two days.  Well we're all doing better and things are back on track.  All this commotion kept me out of the Studio for two weeks. Let me tell you, I NEED this stitching time!  It felt good to finally start working on the Moon Flower Magic.  The background fabric in this picture looks black but I assure it's Navy Blue.


Below is the quilt I had promised to make.  Well I had to make some changes in order to keep the units in this quilt the same dimensions as in the other quilt patterns in the Back Porch Blooms series.  


The new quilt below shows a thinner stem and leaves that are the same dimensions as in the Back Porch Blooms Block.  I'll also be adding an inside border to mine and a scrappy binding.  Of course the borders can be left off if you don't like adding borders.  


If all goes well I plan to have this pattern ready for printing by next Tuesday.   This will also be the date for the next linky party with a giveaway.  The linky party is for Back Porch Blooms projects only.  They don't need to be finished projects.  Any progress you've made is fine.  There's still plenty of time to join in the fun.  I'll be hosting two more linky parties, one in September and one in October to finish up the quilt along.  If you'd like to join in and need some inspiration I've posted several free patterns on my blog in the tutorials tab at the top of the blog or you can click on the Back Porch Blooms image in the sidebar to taken to all post about this series.  Projects of your own design using the Back Porch Blooms Block are also welcome in the linky party. 


Hope to see you next Tuesday!
~ Lea Anne ~
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21 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your family health issues. Hope you are all doing better this week. Sometimes you just have to wonder why there always seems to be new health problems to go with the already existing ones. Stitching does seem to help with the healing process. Mentally and physically. Love your quilt pattern and I don't see why the stem change should make much difference for those who make it. Keeping them consistent with other patterns will be beneficial in the end. Remember to take care of yourself too!

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  2. Love this with the navy background. So sorry to hear about all the heath issues! Yikes. Hope you're all on the mend!

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  3. Sending healing prayers to all. I love the thinner stems and though I hate borders, I do love how the scrappy border just pulls this all together. I have to finish some commission work, but want to start kitting this one up.

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  4. Tough health issues - great quilt - thank you for sharing

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  5. Oh, wow! It sounds like you have all been through the wringer! I'm thankful that everyone recovered from their health scares. Weeks like that really make you appreciate your health, the gift of each day, and the possibilities of what we can do with the time we have been given. Your flower blocks are so stinking cute, and I really like bright prints against the dark navy background.

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  6. Love the new pattern, especially with the dark background. Hopefully I can make this one! I'm sorry to hear about your family problems andim glad all of you are on the mend!

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  7. Prayers for your family. Parents health issues are the worst!

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  8. Lea Anne, I am so very sorry to hear about all of the trouble that has come your way. It is good to know that everyone is on the mend. You must be very stressed out. My heart goes out to you.

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  9. Sorry to hear about all your family health issues but glad to hear that everyone is on the mend.

    I love your skinny stems in your flowers! They look lovely.. Looking forward to your link party, I may have to make one posy myself!

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  10. Yikes! Glad to hear everyone's doing better. I've heard that bad things come in 3s, so...hopefully, you're done with it for awhile.

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  11. Happy to hear everyone is doing better. Your flowers, leaves and stems look great! Hope you find lots of time to do some healing sewing.

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  12. Blimey, it never rains but it pours, as we say in the UK. Much love and keep on with the recovery xxx Brenda

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  13. Glad your parents are mending and you are better. Been there with my parents. Not an easy time. Love the quilt.

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  14. Sending you and your family lots of ((hugs)) and a speedy recovery. Your quilts look great :)

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  15. Love this new quilt design! I'm glad you are all on the mend. I'm praying that this is it for you all! You've had more than your share of health issues.

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  16. Such a fun quilt pattern. I really like the navy background with all those brights.

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  17. У Вас прекрасные работы! Остаюсь вашим читателем. Здоровья Вам и Вашей семье! Простите за мой английский.

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  18. So glad to hear that all of you are on the mend again! Two weeks without quilting.....ugh! I really like the dark blue background!

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  19. So good to hear everyone is on the mend! Hopefully that's the end of medical problems if they come in threes! Your Moonflower is beautiful! I havery moonflowers blooming off my back porch--ghostly luminescence and lovEly at night. I need to make a quilt to celebrate them!

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  20. So good to hear everyone is on the mend! Hopefully that's the end of medical problems if they come in threes! Your Moonflower is beautiful! I havery moonflowers blooming off my back porch--ghostly luminescence and lovEly at night. I need to make a quilt to celebrate them!

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  21. Well, I see I didn't comment on this when you posted it. It is just gorgeous!!! I'm going to have to make this!! Stunning!!!!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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