Between Mazey's naps, I've been able to finish machine quilting Emilie Elizabeth. I didn't want her sharp, little puppy teeth near the long arm. Images of shredded batting came to mind.
I spent a good eight hours at the machine yesterday finishing this one. I was determined to get it done so I can start the binding tonight.
When I finished, I poured a glass of wine, put my feet up and fell asleep holding the untouched glass of wine. I never spilled a drop, even when I woke myself up snoring! It's a good thing Mr. Joe doesn't do Facebook....that image of me would have been priceless plastered across the Internet.
This pattern is going to be a Block of the Month offered through In Between Stitches. For more information, click HERE. I'll personally select all of the fabrics. The fabrics will not be identical, but the quilt will have the same look and feel.
When I get the binding and hanging sleeve finished, I'll take a picture of the entire quilt.
Here is a picture of the real Emilie Elizabeth.....the kindest, and most wonderful grandmother a child could wish for. She was a special lady. I never saw her wear pants, always dresses or house coats. She never learned how to drive, but boy could she cook up a storm in her wood-burning oven. She had a little box of kindling by the side of the stove, and kept the heat just right while her lemon meringue pies were baking. Grandma introduced me to quilting many decades ago on her old treadle sewing machine which now sits in my entryway. Maybe I should have made Emilie Elizabeth on THAT machine. What was I thinking!
This one is for you Grandma.