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TTMT #381 - Framed!






A video about the frame I have (the Gracie King)


SO! This is totally unrelated to TTMT.... My son and his friends spent almost a year planning a trip to Seattle to go to an Esports event. The three of them saved their money and organized absolutely everything themselves. They left on Saturday night. Today, they were on ESPN! Gareth is the last one to speak. The kid that talks about "iceiceice" (a gamer's name, apparently) has been one of his best friends since they were 7 and will be one of his roommates at UTD. The kiddo that talks about Wings is another one of their really good friends. He's a little older than the other two boys and he lived in the Seattle area before moving to Austin, which is really the only way I managed to not freak out about this trip. Anyway, geek mom is geeking out about her geek son being on the geekiest ever clip from ESPN!

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suzyquilts
Aug. 9th, 2016 05:32 pm (UTC)
I am soooooo looking forward to seeing this completed masterpiece!

The frame really looks like it would be great, but I have no room. Maybe someday I can get Tim to build me a studio - ha ha ha. He hasn't even finished the shelves for my closet that he started 10 years ago.

Geeking is great!!!
ofenjen
Aug. 9th, 2016 05:43 pm (UTC)
Once we agreed that we are never, ever going to park in the garage again (after living here for almost 18 years!), it was only a matter of time!

I have a few more things to do today and then I'm hoping to get the first couple of passes done. Woo!
wunnerwmn
Aug. 9th, 2016 11:00 pm (UTC)
You are a truly amazing woman! Looking forward to seeing the final result. That quilt frame looks really nice, lots of good features so you can customize it.

Well...I have absolutely no earthly idea what they're talking about, but I do know it's pretty cool to be on a clip on ESPN. :)
ofenjen
Aug. 10th, 2016 04:24 pm (UTC)
The quilt frame makes me so excited! It can be set up from crib size to king. I went for king so I didn't have to go back and add parts later. What's a couple of more feet when it was already going to take up so much room, right?!

I only vaguely know what they are talking about and I've lived with he and his friends playing the game they are talking about for years! ;) As another friend said, this is the only way a geek ends up on ESPN!
jewells68
Aug. 10th, 2016 12:33 pm (UTC)
Someday some sort of frame will be mine... Phebe's quilt isn't even really twin sized, let alone twinXL... so I still need to get her a comforter for her dorm room. It's more of a "hug from mom" to have in her room than anything else. I can't imagine quilting anything bigger that that quilt using my current setup. Maybe twinsized. But definitely not full. Our garage is full of crap, and the door won't open so we can't park in it anyway, but to have a frame in it I'd have to choose "clean out garage" over "craft" in my spare time, and we all know I won't do that, lol. So I'll likely get a smaller frame that I can fit in the sewing room.

I am so thrilled for you to have finished that top and have the quilting already in progress. You have come so far in your recovery, that's so great!
ofenjen
Aug. 10th, 2016 04:33 pm (UTC)
I once did a king sized quilt on my home machine. It took For.Ev.Er. My shoulders and back hurt for a week after!

As for clearing out the garage, that was what I spent a few months doing to get to the point that I could order the frame. After talking it over with Big E, I promised myself that I wouldn't order it until the floor space was available. I was able to sell a bunch of the bigger junk on craigslist, too, which helped immensely. I wish I could have it in the house (because A/C!), but our bedroom or the living room are the only spaces big enough and that's obviously not an option!!! There is still a bunch of junk out there we want to go through and clear out, just so it isn't so oppressive out there!

I think I have a good system in place for not overdoing it and killing my foot. If I only quilt as much as I can do with one go of the lint roller and then stop for a break, I can do about three passes or about 12" - 15" inches or so. The Moda Bella fabric unravels on the edges like crazy, so I'm lint rolling a ton to get all the strings off before quilting.
jewells68
Aug. 10th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
I'm still picking random strings off poking through the binding. They are hard to see because of all of it being that dark blue.
hp5freak
Aug. 16th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
It's an amazing quilt and you've done amazing with all the setbacks with the surgery!!! Way to go you!!!
ofenjen
Aug. 16th, 2016 06:12 pm (UTC)
*glomps*
clumsy_chord
Aug. 28th, 2016 07:52 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see you using the frame, someday, when you've got it set up with a quilt in it. When I got my Juki machine from my friend's mother-in-law, they also offered me her Gracie frame (free!), but the space considerations stopped me... sometimes I wish I'd said yes, though :D
ofenjen
Aug. 30th, 2016 04:18 pm (UTC)
I'll try to remember to record a little the next time I'm quilting. Years ago, one of the Linus ladies offered me a Gracie Queen and I turned it down. I pretty much immediately regretted it, but she'd already passed it on. If I had known how modular they are, I would have jumped on it.
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