Monday, May 9, 2011

Woo Hoo

She is Done!!!


There were times I thought I'd never see the day I would lay this project to rest. Do you have that experience?




She took, count them...3 years to do!


Why?



Because I can get obsessive about doing handwork!! It was a labor of love for our daughter who spent a year in Hawaii. I always tell her I'm glad she's back in the states.




Then she reminds me Hawaii is a state.



Well, not when it's half a world away from me, and it costs more to get there than to Europe!! Not that I've been to Europe, but that's besides the point, and another topic!


It's a Mom-thing!!



It is all appliqued by hand, and each block is echo quilted by hand. I truly struggled with not continuing the echo quilting in the traditional style for Hawaiin quilts, but after all the applique and hand quilting through batiks, my right hand screamed at me some nights. It killed me, but I had to be practical, and finish the quilting by machine.



To that end, I chose a flower design in each of the four corners of each block, and machine quilted a free form vine and leaf design in the border.





Since she lives in Ct. it will be a while till she gets it. No way is this baby going through the mail!



So,


Guess what I'm doing now???


Cleaning the studio!!


While working on this project, it's gotten kinda messy in there...


OOO, weeee, it's a mess to wade through.


I know I posted in the last 12 months that I cleaned my sewing studio, but alas, it needs done....


Again!


Count this as another finish for 2011. I think that makes 3.


I will now have time to work on Mariann Wenn, and check up on you all more often.



Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day.


Blessings,


Linda

7 comments:

LiahonaGirl said...

Linda -- your Hawaiian quilt is fabulous. Your daughter will love it. It is truly a work of love that will become a family heirloom. I'm glad to see you back in the blogosphere!
Nancy

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh, Nancy! What a stunning work of art! This is the piece that drew me to you and your blog initially and the end product does not disappoint. It is gorgeous and your daughter will LOVE it! I spent a year in Hawaii and have to SIL's that live there now. I would certainly love to have something like this as a keepsake and heirloom. Congratulations on a spectacular piece! Silly, but I feel SO PROUD of you!!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

that should be two SILs that live there - not "to" SILs....

Scrappy quilter said...

It is stunning. Beautiful work.

Linda said...

Hey Nancy
Thanks for liking the Hawaiin quilt. I truly breathed a sigh of relief when I was done. Now to choose the next project to finish. First, I'll make our GD a couple of twirly skirts for the summer.
Linda

Linda said...

Hi Terrie
I enjoy you being proud of me. It makes me smile.
For a keepsake, you could make a hawaiin pillow or just 4 blocks instead. Each of the blocks is 20 in square, so you certainly wouldn't have to make as many as I did, or do the applique by hand.
Did you like Hawaii? Why were you there,
Linda

Linda said...

Hi Scrappy Quilter
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. We quilters need all the encouragement we can get!
Linda