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.
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!