We've gone from this:
You are looking at 360 8-1/2 squares of material and quilt batting courtesy of a rotary cutter, a mat and Neil Diamond/Simon and Garfunkle/KennyG providing mood music.
And wait...there's more:
Those 360 squares have been reduced to 120 of the sweetest quilt "sandwiches" you'd ever want to lay eyes on. I missed my calling at Wendy's...I was slappin' those material-batting-material sandwiches together at warp speed like nobody's business!
So, almost done, huh?
"Hello, my name is Ness and I an the consummate overachieving quilt-a-holic."
Altogether now, "Hi Ness. You're one sick ticket!"
Amen and Amen.
Every other quilt sandwich will have an appliqued butterfly on it, thus providing the quilting for the square as I will be sewing through all 3 layers of the "sandwich" as I applique' the butterfly on that I cut out from material and Heat Bonded to the quilt sandwich.
Still with me? Good.
The sandwiches that do not have appliqued butterflies with have an embroidered word characteristic of Kiereney....faith, love, laughter, joy, hope, etc. for a total of 40 words and 40 butterflies.
And those doing the Math(I haven't had coffee yet, spare me)will note that 40 + 40 is 80 and there are still 40 squares to be accounted for....those squares will have an embroidered Celtic symbol in each square as Kiereney is of Irish heritage.
After all these sandwiches have their tattoos, I will sew them together, the top seams by machine and the bottom seams(back side of quilt) by hand.
I haven't decided on what to do for the border yet. I can only handle so much creativity at one time.
And when it's done I'm having it insured by Lloyds of London, blessed by the Pope and handing it over to the child for better or worse and it had better be for better!
Unless Michael gets married or one of my blogger friends has a baby, we will be saying so long, farewell, and goodbye to quilting.
Now I need coffee!
Have a superb Super Bowl Sunday.
May your team of choice win, the food be plentiful, the commercials hilarious and may no major wardrobe malfunctions occur.
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