Embroidering the back of the Road to California quilt

Got about 1/3 of the machine embroidery done last night. Worked until I ran out of thread at 12:30!  I have already been to Jo-Ann Fabrics this morning for more thread but had to go to work after that.  I just want to stay home and work on this quilt!  The quotes on the back go around the center nine-patch, all quotes about love and marriage: one by Katherine Hepburn, one from Ralph Waldo Emerson and one by David Wilkerson.  Across the top in the blue will be the dedication with a line from a poem by e.e. cummings.  On the bottom green is my signature and the date.  I never know exactly when I will finish the quilt so I just pick a date near the time I think I will wrap it up.  I picked March 23, 2012, my grandson's first birthday.  Kinda special since this quilt is for his parents' wedding 4-1/2 years ago!

Here is the game plan for wrapping this puppy up:

February 6-8   Machine embroidery

February 9-10  Pin the sucker!

February 11-18  Machine quilt and bind the edges

February 19  Take a deep breathe!

February 20 - March 8  Hand applique the sunflowers

March 9-14   Go to Dallas to work on the Thanksgiving quilt with

                    daughter Becky

March 15-21  Finish up hand applique and cross-stitch e.e. cummings

                    poem and handstitch it on the back

March 22     Leave for CA with a finished Road to California quilt in

                  tow to give to the kids!

Dear Lord, keep me healthy and energetic to get this all done! Amen!

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Comment by Sherry Combs Sharpnack on February 7, 2012 at 11:27am
That sounds like an awesome idea! I'd love to see it!

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