Friday, May 2, 2014

"CALL ME IMELDA" PROGRESS...


Yesterday was the absolute pits with my tremor, but I woke up this morning and my tremor was in hiding (where I wish it would stay!).  So I sat myself in front of my sewing machine and churned out a TON of work on my Dear Aunt's quilt.  Wanna see????

I hope you don't mind a little loud noise because I have been SQUEALING in delight!  I am in love, Love, LOVE with this quilt!  I thought I loved my dad's the best...then I made my mom's and thought hers was my favorite.  Now my aunt's has taken first place in my quilty heart.  I ADORE designing theme quilts and this one is turning out just as I envisioned it when I put pencil to sketch book.

I've decided to call it a day as I am too fatigued to do any more, but Sunday (body willing) should mean a bit more embroidery and some more piecing and borders to round it out to a perfect snuggle size. 

I think I will sit here and stare for a while, lol.

ETA:  FYI, in case you couldn't tell...the center "shoe shop" area is a panel.  I'm not that good...yet, lol.    

10 comments:

  1. Love, Love, Love this quilt! Soooooo Cute!

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    1. Thank you, Tina! I am giddy over this quil, lol!

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  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you...squeal!

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  3. That looks wonderful. The blocks you made match the panel perfectly, I can't wait to see it finished.

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  4. Very nicely done. Where on earth did you find that panel? You are growing by leaps and bounds on your quilting and machine embroidery.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you, Jackie! If I remember correctly, I think I find it while we were on vacation in South Carolina. I knew I either wanted her quilt to be about convertibles (she has a Chevy Camaro convertible) or shopping or shoes. I couldn't find anything about cars that wasn't childish or shopping that wasn't "cutesy". My aunt is 72, so I wanted something a bit more sophisticated. I walked into the store and found the panel and two coordinating materials (the blue and a stripe I used for the box lids). I found the rest of the material in Lancaster, PA at my favorite quilt shop.

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  5. Lin, your aunt's quilt is just beautiful. Sit back and admire it is wonderful. Can't wait to see the finished product! Carrie W.

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    1. Thank you, Carrie. I got a tiny bit more machine embroidery done today before a migraine sent me to bed! Hopefully tomorrow I can make more progress!

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