Friday, November 30, 2012

Bento Box



My Bento Box top waited three and a half years for me to work up the nerve to quilt it. I was so emotionally involved with this project that I din't want to screw it up. It hung on the quilt ladder for a while...it was folded on top of the treadle sewing machine for a while....it made its way up to the sewing room and sat there for a while...

I'm glad I waited. When I first finished the top, I didn't have the skills to quilt it. I knew I didn't want to stitch in the ditch. Beyond that, I didn't know what to do. I was afraid that any thread I used to meander it woud look too dark against the light fabrics, or too light against the dark fabrics....

Last weekend, I pin basted it and meandered it and I couldn't be more pleased with how it came out. Unlike the pumpkin quilt I waited too long to finish, I think I timed this one just right.

And, although it's not a new finish, this is the first week I've been able to show off my Nancy Drew quilt. There's a picture in my sidebar, and a free pattern at the Moda Bake Shop.

I'm linking this post to Finish it Up Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?, Link a Finish Friday, and Friday Finishes. and Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday.

11 comments:

Jo said...

It looks awesome Michelle. I love the colors.

Pattilou said...

I love those colors in bento box! Great quilt.

Rockester said...

Wonderful accomplishment! Congrats, it looks fabulous.

Nanci said...

HeH! I saw the Moda Tutorial the other day...Wow! and I do love the bento box too.

Gunilla said...

Lovely colors and I like the Bento Box pattern

Lourdes said...

Very nice. Makes me what to try one. Just have to find the time to do it.

Janine said...

This is looking great. Congrats on the finish :)

Dar said...

It looks lovely. Congrats on getting it quilted.

M-R said...

Great finish! Congrats on the FMQ too -- it looks great. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Tanya said...

It looks wonderful.

LynCC said...

Woohoo!! I think it's a very good thing to let important tops wait for our quilting skills to catch up to that stage, rather than barrel through for a quick finish. Some things are just worth the wait. :) This is a gorgeous bento.

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