Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Got about 1/3 of the machine embroidery done last night. Worked until I ran out of thread at 12:30! I have already been to Jo-Ann Fabrics this morning for more thread but had to go to work after that. I just want to stay home and work on this quilt! The quotes on the back go around the center nine-patch, all quotes about love and marriage: one by Katherine Hepburn, one from Ralph Waldo Emerson and one by David Wilkerson. Across the top in the blue will be the dedication with a line from a poem by e.e. cummings. On the bottom green is my signature and the date. I never know exactly when I will finish the quilt so I just pick a date near the time I think I will wrap it up. I picked March 23, 2012, my grandson's first birthday. Kinda special since this quilt is for his parents' wedding 4-1/2 years ago!
Here is the game plan for wrapping this puppy up:
February 6-8 Machine embroidery
February 9-10 Pin the sucker!
February 11-18 Machine quilt and bind the edges
February 19 Take a deep breathe!
February 20 - March 8 Hand applique the sunflowers
March 9-14 Go to Dallas to work on the Thanksgiving quilt with
March 15-21 Finish up hand applique and cross-stitch e.e. cummings
poem and handstitch it on the back
March 22 Leave for CA with a finished Road to California quilt in
tow to give to the kids!
Dear Lord, keep me healthy and energetic to get this all done! Amen!