Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stitch Me Up day 7…ME!

So today is the day for my big reveal. I have to tell you this project ended up being so much harder than it should have.
I have been so sick the last month it’s not funny. I started with a pinched sciatic nerve which turned into a severe reaction to the steroid they gave me. Then I moved into bronchitis and wouldn’t you know it…had a bad reaction to the medication they gave me for that! It sure makes being sick harder when you are afraid that the “cure” is going to make you even more miserable than the illness!!!
Well, enough whining…here is my project for the “Stitch Me Up” blog hop:
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I have had this fabric, Lil’ Miss Sew & Sew by Dan Morris sitting in my stash for some time now. I just didn’t quite know what to do with it and didn’t really want to cut into it…you know how it is! Well, I was holding on to it for a good reason. When I received the patterns for this blog hop, “Nana’s chair” by Debbie Martinez jumped right out at me. A match made in heaven!
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I embroidered everything using different numbered strands of DMC floss depending on the look I was going for. I used lace trim flowers that I hand colored with markers in place of the embroidered flowers. The lace on the back of the chair is actually my first attempt at satin stitch…not the greatest, but still not bad for a first attempt. The buttons are also hand colored using markers to match the flowers. I added a hand embroidered border around the block to add extra detail and pull the whole project together. After everything was sewn together I did some minor quilting and then added the binding by hand. The finished size on the wall hanging is 39” x39”
Over all I am very pleased with how my wall quilt has turned out. I even have a couple of squares left from the panel to make matching pillows for the couch the quilt will hang above.
Thanks to Jane, Mdm Samm and all the wonderful designers for organizing this fun blog hop!
Make sure you visit the other participants for today!
Kristin @That Other Blog
Robin @That Other Blog
Jane's Fabric and Quilts
Dexterdays The WorldThrough Our Window
Sew Nicely
thistle creek cottage
Just Sew Sue
Co mne bavi...
life, quilts and a cat too
TeaTimeCreations
Read, quit, cook, pray
Cate's Linens
Shade Tree Quilting
Ladybug Dreams

56 comments:

Mara said...

So cute, a great way to show off that fabric!

Jeanie said...

Your stitching and your quilt is lovely! I'm so sorry about all of the illness and hope that you are on the mend! THanks for sharing today!

Britt-Inger said...

You have made a beautiful work. It is so lovely.
I hope that you soon will feel better and soon have recovered from the illness
Thanks for sharing your creativity

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Wonderful job on the quilt! Thanks for sharing.

AnitaS said...

Lovely stitching and a lovely quilt. You did a great job.

vicki said...

Wow, I love how your project turned out. I would like to get some of that fabric...Thanks for sharing. Hope you get to feeling better soon. vickise at gmail dot com

Fiesta said...

Wow you went all out. The project is lovely.

Just Sew Sue said...

That fabric is just perfect with that embroidery.

Pat said...

Beautiful quilt, love the stitching!

Thearica said...

Well, the stitching and the fabric go so well together... great job!

Jana said...

Beautifull quilt! What a good idea how to integrate the stitching into quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Linda J said...

I certainly hope that you are feeling much better now after all that ordeal.

You did well with your piece and that panel is a perfect match for the comfy chair stitchery. You did a wonderful job on them!

Carrie P. said...

HOpe you are feeling much better.
Your quilt is so pretty. I just love your block and the embroidered trim around the block adds so much. thanks for sharing.

Julia said...

Great use of your stash fabric. Love the way you made the embroidery pattern your own! Thanks for sharing.

Linda Coleman said...

O I am so jealous, I love what you did with your embroidery and it matches so well with that fabric. Great work

Tammy said...

Oh my God. That is absolutely gorgeus

Carol said...

For all the yucky stuff you've been through, your project managed to turn out just beautiful. Your chair and all its stitching look perfect! Hope you're on the mend.

Needled Mom said...

You did a wonderful job in spite of not feeling well. I hope you are on the road to recovery now.

Linda said...

I'm so glad you were able to finish your project and show us! It is so pretty!

lauraluvsloons said...

I love the embroiderred block and the embroidery around the block add a great touch. What perfect fabric to use from your stash. Now I know why I won't cut into my favorites. Hope you feel better too.

patchouli moon studio said...

It looks wonderful. Love that fabric you used too.

Brenda said...

Wow! It turned out wonderfully even though you have been under the weather. I sure hope you are feeling better! I love the extra stitches along the outside of the block. What a great way to use that great fabric!

Sharon said...

Oh your quilt is beautiful and your stitching looks great...good job and I hope you feel better real soon.

apple blossom said...

love the quilt thanks for sharing

Sandy said...

I Love Your Quilt! I Love the Colors you Chose!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Beautiful stitching, love the added touch on the border!

Madame Samm said...

ohhh how pretty...and what a great idea to have it centered....it is a showcase, piece of art...you did a lovely refreshing piece...

Debbie M said...

I love it! That fabric was perfect and I hope you feel better soon. Yours is very clever. and your stitching is amazing!

krislovesfabric said...

Sorry for your woes but you made a beautiful piece of stitchery!!

Nellie Duclos said...

Wow! That quilt's fantabulous. I appreciate that you used some special fabric from your stash-this proves there's hope for us all and those great pieces of fabric we have squirreled away. Best wishes for a speedy recovery-it's frustrating to be sick and not able to do things that you are use to doing. From California, thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

GIRL!!! AWESOME quilt and beautiful stitching!!! Thank yo for sharing.

Judy B said...

Your quilt is lovely! What a treat to have the cute matching fabric. Take it easy and get well soon.

Gill said...

Fabulous! I like the addition of the lace on the chair!
Thank you for sharing!

Patty said...

Oh I like the quilt. Great embroidery smack dab in the middle.

Kathy H said...

What a perfect quilt for that embroidery. Beautiful work.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So pretty! Love your extra touches... and I hope your health problems are soon behind you!

Beverly said...

You have every right to be pleased. It's amazing! Your work is lovely and the quilt is beautiful.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

karen k said...

Alot of work you did...lovely.

JudyCinNC said...

Very well done - I love all the details. Thanks from Judy C in NC

Lou said...

Pretty stitching!!!
Great job!

Robin said...

That is really pretty. The chair looks so perfect with that fabric!!

LadyV said...

What a lovely quilt. Your work is wonderful!

Vee

Cathi said...

It is wonderful - love that you had that perfect fabric in your stash just waiting!

madebymeinred said...

How fortunate to find the perfect fabric in your stash. Nice stitching.

Frances said...

Love the colors you used for your embroidery. Cute quilt.

sandra said...

Your quilt is really neat and your embroidery is wonderful.you did really well for being so ill. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Loralynn, It is FABULOUS! I love all our work and extra touches. How great! I know intimately what that sciatic nonsense feels like and it is not for sissies! Take care of yourself!

LJ said...

Wonderful! You are right, the design fit right in with your hoarded fabric!! :) Right away, I noticed the stitching you did around the block; what a lovely accent.

Jenny said...

lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa said...

Very pretty quilt and a great job you did with the stitching.

Janet said...

Love all your great ideas for prettying up the chair block. It turned out so gorgeous and you'll have a lovely wall hanging quilt!

lefuntz said...

The fabric was just waiting for you to stitch up that chair. It is very beautiful . I hope you are on the mend now!

Martina said...

Beautiful and I love those tiny lace flowers! Very creative. And great fabrics!

Gwen said...

You did a lovely job! The little lace flowers are perfect and I love the embroidery you did in the borders of the block. It really does help to bring it all together!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

So pretty. Lovely stitching. I love how the fabric compliments your stitching.