Monday, April 2, 2018

"FOOD FRENEMIES" is a completed top!


Well, the deed is done.  "Food Frenemies" is done and ready for basting and hand quilting.

It is now thread basted and ready to get into a hoop.  For some reason, it took me forever to get this thing basted.  It is only 48 x 48, but it seemed slow.  

I was careful to do a lot of extra basting on the outside six inches of the top.  I do not want this to get pulled out of shape.  The binding is to be a bright black/multi stripe, which will really show from a distance if it is not square.

The pressure is on...


As I am trying to spend more time in my quilt space, I decided to set up two folding tables in there for the thread basting.  It was a bit of a tight squeeze, for sure.  I am still trying to get that space to feel more like home, so it was worth feeling claustrophobic for a while.


It was very cozy in there basting away and re-watching Masterpiece Theater "Endeavor" DVDs (I have a major crush on that dude, for sure).

I have gotten the first square almost completely hand quilted.  Now to pick out some more DVDs to watch while quilting...some discs where I am not staring and drooling at the main character, LOL!

Maybe "Endeavor" was the reason it took me so long to get the basting done.


I always enjoy the repetitive process of the hand quilting.  Very enjoyable to revisit each square up close while bringing it to life in 3-D.  

But, I am getting a log jam of things needing to be quilted...I need to find a custom machine quilter I am comfortable with to catch me up.  

I guess that is another difficult thing about moving...new dentist, new doctor, new custom machine quilter...oh bother!

In stitches, 
Teresa   :o)

22 comments:

  1. your room is more organized than mine...love the grand finally of your quilt....

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  2. This is just too adorable!!!! You really need to sell the pattern for this one. So many of us can identify!

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  3. The border is perfect! Enjoy the hand quilting process!

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  4. This is such a clever quilt! I enjoy watching it progress.

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  5. I love your border solution! Perfect!! I am happy to see you are hand quilting it. I know we have way to many in the queue sometimes, but I just think this one deserves the soft touch of hand quilting. Don't get me wrong. I am in awe of some machine quilting, but when it comes to hand appliqued quilts I don't like to see them machine quilted to death.

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  6. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! So glad you're back!

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  7. Some use their longarm quilter after they leave. Just ship it off to them.

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  8. I love watching the blocks as you made them. The reveal is rewarding! You did a superb job and a funny approach to dieting. I love it as much as your other original quilts! You are spectacular in designing marvelous, stunning quilts.

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  9. You are just the amazing quilter! This speaks to me, and is so, so funny...BEST OF SHOW!!!

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  10. I love the block of the scale and can totally relate! Awesome work!!!

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  11. This quilt is so perfect for many of us. You are a quilt artist!

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  12. It's a fabulous quilt with so much detail to enjoy!
    You will have fun revisiting each block as you hand quilt!
    Look at all the ribbons on the wall of your studio!

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  13. Amazing ..... and this quilt will give pause to those looking at it. Your new border is perfect ...... you know what I mean! :o)

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  14. I just love this quilt! Makes me laugh out loud! It is going to be stunning with the binding on.

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  15. Endeavor is a real favorite. May I recommend two? The Time In Between via Netflix (the down side is subtitles). https://www.netflix.com/title/80004614
    or
    Alias Grace. https://www.netflix.com/title/80119411

    The trouble with either recommendation is they are most interesting to watch. Every scene sends a message.


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  16. I’m a big fan of yours always but I have to say that I really love this one. I feel that it may be healing to many, so I hope you show it early and often.

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  17. Really cute and I know now it will go quickly.

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  18. Fantastic!!! Love the M&Ms especially - you are SO talented! (as far as long arm quilters, I know a couple but they would involve shipping so you may be able to find someone closer to home without shipping charges/hassles - good luck!) And p.s. - such fun to see your ribbons displayed in your studio.

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  19. Love the quilt! Sew cute! Unfortunately, I can definitely relate. I love your sense of humor. I just want to say, your sewing space is way way too neat! Wish you hired out and could come organize me! :)

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  20. Great quilt!!!! I listen to audio books while I hand quilt. It's also a great way to figure out how many hours of hand quilting for each quilt, since each CD tells you (in my CD player) how long it is. When I start adding it up, I really feel like I'm accomplishing something. The Harry Potter series is around 109 hours. Lots of fun stitching time.

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  21. What a cool quilt. I absolutely cannot have the m's around either but I love them.
    Endeavour is awesome. It's fun to watch Morse as a younger man learning from DI Thursday. I wonder if that was an homage to Joe Friday?

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