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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

It's Done!!! It's really done! Yahoo!!!

I did it!!!  I finally did it!!  Maia's quilt is done!! 
 It would have been done days ago but I could not stop adding to the embroidery!!  It was so much fun to do...I haven't washed it yet...so there are a few blue marking pen marks...but...unless it falls apart in the wash...it's done!!
I used silver thread for the spokes...
and I added Maia now that we have seen her......

I went to a sewing expo a few weeks ago and I was given a charm pack ( 5" squares ) well the embroideries are on 5" squares and these are the colors mummy wanted for the little girl soooooo that worked out well!!
A few years ago I stopped using batting for my quilts...I had a number of quilts sort of fall apart so I started to use fleece.....and I love it....it drapes really well and you can use it on the outside or on the inside as the batting with cotton outside....for this I used both...soft soft soft!!!
I machine quilted for the first time....I love how hand quilting looks but I put the embroideries to far out to the edges so the quilting would have gone into them.... sooooo I did a stitch in the ditch....and I think its ok......I love to hand quilt but I didn't plan well.....I did hand stitch the binding though......

O.K. so who is the sweetest baby???
stretching.....soooooooo cute!
Getting to know her aunt Dibby......My sister....
and her uncle Eric.....dear friend.....
Mummy and daddy with their darling girl...and the ever present Mr. K.  ( kitty)
Someone felt he had to help me with my stitching!
sometimes not such a help.....but very lovable!
Wild azalea.....it has the most heavenly scent ....clove like....
I just adore it .....my mum brought it from the Adirondack mts. in upstate N.Y.
Spring Garden.......oh man... ..I have been working hours out here....HOURS....and it's just starting to get there...... I love it but...... whoa....it is a lot in the spring..
You can just see the sewing studio in the back....it's getting there!
Angels eyes....one of my favorite of all spring ground covers...it makes me think of my heavenly mum....the gardener of gardeners..
hmmmmmm is that a kitty??
under that blanket????
Yes it is!!!! Oh what a dear boy..... I just love my dear kitties...good thing because there are 9!!!!!!  yes 9!!!             
Sorry it is such a long post but as usual I am overdue on the posting scene! I do need to get better at it.... I am absolutely over the moon that I have 55 followers.....Thank you all...I know it's not a lot compared to some of you but to me it seems like a million!!!!! It really has become one of the great parts of my life getting to know you out there.....I hope to meet some of you some day!!!! I think you all are just Tops!!!!!! Happy day and  Huge hugs to you all!!

P.S.  Now here this ...I am going to FINISH quite a few things in the next few months.....you will all bear witness to this and then......I will be having a... give a way... and starting to fill my etsy shop!!!

18 comments:

  1. The blanket looks so pretty, and your garden is just comming to life. Have fan week.

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    1. the garden is exploding!!!! Thanks!!

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  2. That baby quilt is too stinkin' cute!!! I love the embroidery! I think it is great that you use fleece rather than batting, but I wonder why your quilts didn't stand up to the test with batting. Just curious....I would cry if they fell apart. Although mine aren't used for babies...just keeping warm....so probably aren't laundered as often. Your garden looks fantastic! I love how green and lush everything looks this time of year!

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    1. Thanks so much Mary!! From you the master quilter that means so much!!! I think you are right they were quilts that were washed a lot but it still made me worry! So far so good with the fleece and it is easy to hand quilt through!

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  3. ooo God bless the sweet baby.. I always like your very beautiful quilts so much.. I like quilt blanket so much. Really hard job...

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    1. Thank you so much Beck!! I love our little girl so very much!

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  4. Lovely embroidery! What a sweet baby! You are smart to quilt. I've never seemed to have the patience for that.

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  5. Holly, the quilt is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful gift and something to treaure always. I'm just choosing fabric as I want to attempt a patchwork quilt -eek! I'm quite scared. I love the little embroidery panels that you've added :)

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    1. Thank you so much! The embroidery is my favorite part! I really just want to stitch all day!

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  6. Beautiful baby and lovely quilt. I use fleece for my quilts for exactly the same reasons

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    1. I am loving the fleece...we have a local fabric shop and they give a 40% coupon once a month...I just use that and by a whole bolt!

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  7. I just joined your blog...trying to comment but not very good at this. I came over from Susan Branch blog. If you get this I will be happy ha!....have tried to comment 3 times.

    Julie

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    1. Yea!!! It worked!! Thank you so much Julie!! Don't you just LOVE Susan's blog!! I am so loving following her to England!! She is such a wonderful person! Thank you so much for becoming a follower...I appreciate each and every one of you!!!!!!!

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  8. The quilt is so adorable, as well as that sweet little baby! Isn't that just like a kitty, always getting into the middle of a project? Love the pretty blossoms.

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  9. Beautiful little baby, so tiny and the quilt is just right, I love all your embroidery, makes it extra special. Beautiful garden and look at your kitty peeking out. Mine has slunk off because it is raining and she gets scared of the noise.
    I have fallen in love with your house :)
    xx Sandi

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  10. Your embroidering is just lovely as is the quilt--And of course the sweet precious baby is just beautiful!! I know I'm a little late getting here, but I do hope everything is well in your corner of the world!!

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  11. A wonderful finish!! And a precious baby!

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