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Monday, August 20, 2012

Wish you were here...

This is my second block for the "Star of Africa" Quilting bee. It pretends to be a relaxing view of Lake of Atitlan, maybe from the window of one of the few "eco-hotels" sited in the mountains that surround this beautiful lake.
May, our Queen Mum of july, had asked for blocks representing something in our countries of what we surely would take a picture. Blocks of almost any size or shape. A lot of freedom to create, except for one thing: she wanted pink or pastel colors.
Well, I don't think a pink lake could show exactly what I wished, so I decided to use the more soft colored fabrics I found, and enclave the sight through a window... with pink curtains. Hope she likes it!

To enhance it a little, I embroidered a rose garden under a tree... Would you like to be there?

15 comments:

  1. A mi me encantaria despertar con esa vista Irene, es bellisimo nuestro Lago de Atitlán. Te quedó muy bello, me gustan las rosas . Beautiful!!

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    1. Gracias, Ili. con ir a visitar a Liza...

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  2. I think it's lovely! I'd love to be there :)

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  3. Lake Atitlan is the most beautiful lake in the world, so I'm told. Be it as it will; wherever you are, my friend, I would like to be as well!
    This block is, once again, a most beautiful block, made by a true artist. Soon I will have this marvellous quilt to wrap around me and think about all these exciting places on earth and on you all, my quilting sisters! Thank you!!

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    1. Thank you, I'm sure you will make a masterpiece with all the amazing blocks you're receiving, and your own.

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  4. I'm ready to spend a lazy afternoon under that tree, having a picnic and reading a good book! Thanks for the journey to this wonderful lake, Irene! Once again, your stitching is breathtaking.

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    1. Thank you, Patti. I'm motivated to do my best for all of you, my long-distance friends.

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  5. Irene, this is a beautiful block! You put me to shame. You are very talented. I'm so glad to have you in this group and to get to know you and your work better.

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  6. I would love to be there. It's a lovely block and the curtins are. Great idea!

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  7. Wiiii Proud daughter here!! love it :) sorry, my last post didn't have my name in it... I'm not unknown

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    1. Thank you, dear! And you're not Anonymus... you're my lovely daughter!!! Thank you for your encouragements!

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  8. Irene Esta hermoso tu quilt que talentosa eres.

    Tu prima Gloria

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    1. Gracias Gloria! And more are coming soon...

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