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Mrs. D

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 I started Top Nosh Quilt 10 days ago July 21 after we lost power in our little village from a 60-80 mile per hour wind/rain storm that took down hundreds of trees and power lines.   I finished Top Nosh Quilt yesterday--July 31.

Back Story for the Top Nosh Quilt:
July 20 we lost power for 3 days, so I spent time sitting outside at the picnic table sewing 4-patch blocks on a 1916 Singer hand crank sewing machine. 

Once the power was back on, I switched to an electric machine to finish sewing the quilt top, and a companion pieced backing size  100 x 110". 

In all, there were 736 four inch squares plus a two fabric 5" wide border to flesh out quilt to queen size 92 x 104.

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First row of free style edge to edge quilting yesterday morning.
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Finished edge to edge quilting around 3p, then trimmed, squared.  Prepped 400 ft. 2.5" wide folded binding, and installed. 

Afterwards I cleaned myself up and drove to my sewing group gathering at the library.  I hand stitched two sides, 2 hours.  I like to back-stitch hem and knot every sixth stitch.  I returned home and finished hand stitching, 2 hours.  

Below are some photos during the long arm quilting.

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Top Nosh is the working title of this quilt, using some fun food fabrics, and a play on the phrase, Top Notch. 

I chose the potato chip fabric

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and fabric that reminded me of popcorn

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Below: fabric with some odd shapes that makes me think of  watching with fascination dissolving "Fizzies" (1960s) a flavored tablet dropped into water to make a way cool carbonated drink (much better than plain old cool-laid any day). 

Back in the day--we even dared to break up the Fizzies tablets and savor them on our tongue, fizzing away, tasty, but kinda of hurt too.  Others must have tried the same thing because later Pop Rocks were a popular fizzing candy.

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This fabric looked like vanilla ice cream with colorful candies and chocolate chips!

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Fabric that looked like lemon slices, and I couldn't resist adding a turquoise fabric featuring ants.  Where there's sticky candy and snacks there are bound to be ants!

ORIGIN OF NOSH

Yiddish nashn; Middle High German naschen, Old High German nascōn to nibble, gnaw; Danish naske, Swedish snaska


Thank you for looking at my work.




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LOL!  I was wondering when I read the title if there would be food involved!  I love the quilt and the quilting!  I've never measure how long it takes to stitch a binding by hand but I think you might just be faster than I am!  I swear it takes a day or two for me.  I remember Fizzies.  My great Aunt Kitty used to spoil me rotten in the Summers when we went to visit and she always stocked them for me along with chocolate covered peanuts and and pecan rolls for having with my breakfasts.  Later there were Pop Rocks, but also Zots which were sour candies with the fizz inside and it would foam out the hole on the end when you sucked on it!
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I enjoyed seeing your beautiful creation and love the colors and the theme.  You are very prolific!  Thank you for sharing.
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Beautiful how you pull together the varied fabrics in your "scrappy" quilts. Well done!
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Oh, that one turned out nice!  Well done, Mrs. D.  I found an old blackboard in our basement and have been practicing your quilting design to develop my muscle memory.  Cannot yet get it to where I like it, but I'll keep trying!
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OMG Linda, such a nice quilt in only ten days.  One of my local ladies started a "Quilt in a Day" project in 2003.  We just helped her finish the project 16 years later.  You sure have the "artistic" touch and a great imagination.
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Nicely done, and fast!

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