Best part of eleven hours

posted in: Surrender, Work in progress | 7

Eleven hours, minus breaks and meals. What a luxury! I was able to lavish most of the day on my quilt. I finished the baby, his baby quilt, the arms reaching for him, and his mom’s clothes and hands. Tomorrow morning, when I’m fresh, I’ll tackle the mom’s face and hair, and then I need to go to the drawing board to plan the background sky. I feel good about how much I got done so far. I feel so much less pressured, although I confess I did quite a bit of stress eating today. Mostly good food like nuts and veggies, but by dinner I succumbed to pizza 🙂

I’m going to take a break now, for the rest of the evening. Time to snuggle up with DH and watch a movie, and maybe I’ll enjoy some ice cream, too.

7 Responses

  1. Tammi

    It’s even more spectacular quilted!
    Congratulations!

  2. Susan O. Schaller

    DD#2 will be thrilled with this! Are u using your new George machine to quilt with? What threads are u using as u have a lot of quilting in it, esp. the hands. So meticulously done! STUNNING!

    • Maria

      I’m using 100 wt silk threads. Since I’m in a hurry, I chickened out and decided to use my Janome, since I’m more comfortable with it.

  3. Susan O. Schaller

    I thought u were prob. using your Janome since it was a smaller piece. The 100 wt. is such a delicate and subtle way to quilt the piece and not overpower it with a heavier thread. Enhances it rather than overpower it. Have u thought of entering it in any national shows?

    • Maria

      I’m trying to finish it in time for the NQA show, and I’ll likely enter it into Houston.