Monday, March 22, 2010

Basted and ready to hand quilt...

Thread basted and ready for hand quilting!  I used up 3 small spools of my Mom's old discarded polyester thread (the ONLY use for that old stuff...well...maybe birds could use it in theiur nests...).  My hubby walked by at one point and thought that it was so closely basted that I need not hand quilt it!!  I don't want anything on this sucker shifting!  I usually baste a 3 inch wide grid, but this is more like 2 inches or less in some places, especially on the borders.

I have a month and 3 days to quilt it if it will be finished in time to be entered into the Sauder Village Show in northwest Ohio.  I think I am insane, but I am going to go for it!  I used to hand quilt for hire, so I am pretty speedy.  I figure I need to average a block and a half a day...that's fifteen days.  Then there are the borders... oh, I am definitely insane!!
Wish me luck!!

In stitches (and in-sane!!),
Teresa  :o)


  1. I have no doubt, that if you've set your mind to putting it in the quilt show, then in the quilt show it will be!!! I have to ask though, who's cooking?? LOL!
    Good luck Teresa, it's beautiful and I can't wait to see it finished....

  2. I think you have a real drive and it certainly will be ready before your trip!!
    It looks fabulous!! So have fun quilting this beauty!!
    And maybe some pics when its finished?? Please??!
    Have a great quilting day!

  3. You go girl. Can't wait to see it all quilted. Your quilt is so beautiful. Hugs, Jeanette

  4. i`m sure you will get it quilted in time,teresa,good luck,susi

  5. It just looks awesome!! the rate you are going you should not have aproblem we probably won't see you very much for a bit though..hope your fingers hold out!!

  6. what can I say, it is beautiful, I still only have stitched one block so far.

  7. I really like the sashing. I wish you speedy hand quilting.

  8. That is a fantastic quilt! People will be ohhing and ahhing over it forever! Fabulous job!

  9. Go Girl The show would be an excellent unvieling.

    My husband has an Aunt (now in her 90's) who used to run one of the houses at the village Rosemary Lund. The school house is the school DH's father started school in (only 1st grade I seem to remember. It's a stunning venue for such a grand quilt.

    Happy Stitching.

  10. Good Luck Sister, something about turning in that quilt show entry form gives you that incentive to get her done. You do exactly what I do to finish, divide it up by the days left. We want pictures of it hanging in the show. When it gets closer give us the quilt show info - when and where.

    Happy Stitching,


  11. This is really spectacular! And honestly, how much would get accomplished without deadlines? ;-)

  12. I Love Your Quilt! It is just Fabulous!I wish you good luck and flying fingers!

  13. Wow! I've been following your progress. It's a fabulous quilt. I'm especially impressed with how flat and square it looks. I'm a longarm quilter and so it's nice to see such a lovely flat top. Best of luck on your quilting. Can't wait to see it finished!!

  14. Your quilt is beautiful.
    Looking forward pics of it quilted.
    good luck at the show.

    (Sharon )

  15. This is amazing! I love how you personalized it. I am now motivated to start one myself. But as an anniversary quilt. If I start it on our 20th anniversary in August...maybe I can be done by our 25th.


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