The quilt for Tara and Missy is done! I tried out a curved edge and bias binding, and finished it by machine, which saved mucho time, and for a quilt that will not be hung in a show, turns out to be a fine option. It was fun making the food and wine blocks and adding the bubbling circles. The quilting, done in bright variegated thread, turned circles into flowers and suns, with feathers wandering across blocks of oranges, beer steins or mushrooms, and a dark blue thread filling in the background. A thank you to Heather for the idea of a curvy edge which not only harmonized with the circles, but pulled the quilt together in a whimsical way.
The Foodie Quilt top is completed--except for the border, that is. Here's a shot so you can see the various sized appliqued circles. I've pieced a back as well, and there is almost No fabric left--had to dig out a few other pieces to make a big enough back--I'll post a shot of that as well. The blue/white fabric on the back is covered in foodie words, "wine, pasta, poach, crab, fry, daily special." The plan is to make a scalloped border, which will be a bit of a challenge. I've never tried the whole bias binding bit. The girls got to see it tonight when they came by to make us dinner--LOVE it when they cook for us. Tonight was fish two ways, roast potatoes, salad--you would think, oh that's a simple meal, but you would be wrong.