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« on: October 20, 2008 07:52:30 AM »

DISCLAIMER: Christmas gift spoiler alert! Let me say right now, IF YOU ARE MY MIL, LOOK AWAY! I don't think my MIL frequents this site, especially the needlework board, but if you are reading this and recognize the projects or the style or the writing and think there's even the slightest chance you may be the mother of my husband, consider yourself warned.









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Moving on. Ah, I couldn't decide where to post this since it started out as embroidery and turned into my first-ever quilt, which I'm really proud of. But since it was intended to be an embroidered gift and just evolved into the quilt, I'm posting it here. Smiley





The pattern is my own. I intended to keep it simple, which I sort of did, but I couldn't help adding details into the stitching. It's hard to see in the photos, but I went so far as to use a single strand of ecru to outline all the teeny little squares within the squares. Roll Eyes I used regular ol' DMC embroidery floss, muslin for the center square, and batiks for the quilty part. I'm very happy with it, and I think it'll be a big hit at Christmas. (More on my blog if you want to read on.)

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008 08:18:34 AM »

I wish I was your MiL  Grin That is fabulous!
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008 09:43:04 AM »

That is beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008 11:54:20 AM »

That is gorgeous! I love the combination! Your MIL should be really impressed! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008 01:09:09 PM »

This is so nice -- you're MIL should love it!  (If she doesn't, send it my way . . . my mom's a quilter like no other and would love to have this for her quilting room  Cheesy)
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008 02:43:15 PM »

Oh, I'M YOUR M.I.L! So since the surprise is spoiled, why not send it to me now? But I've moved....I'll pm you my new address. Wink
(you're not buying this, huh? I wish I was the mother of your husband. That's a new feeling for me....)
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008 03:59:23 PM »

It's so wonderful. I love your design and you can see the detail.  Wink Love it so much. Lucky MIL!
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008 04:55:14 PM »

Oh, I'M YOUR M.I.L! So since the surprise is spoiled, why not send it to me now? But I've moved....I'll pm you my new address. Wink
(you're not buying this, huh? I wish I was the mother of your husband. That's a new feeling for me....)

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008 05:49:05 PM »

Oh, I love this.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008 07:41:24 PM »

oh wow! that is beautiful.. great job!
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