I bought another antique quilt top from eBay. The pattern is Ocean Wave
It is full of great antique fabrics and has a great border fabric. Here are a bunch of pictures (click to enlarge)
Teddy gave it his “sit on it” test and he approves
I am getting back to work on the suspension bridge quilt….I would have bet money I would have had this one finished by now but I am just too easily distracted but I did finished 4 or 5 other quilts at the same time I was working on this.
Nov 22 I began a remake on an antique top, read about that here http://timquilts.com/2013/11/22/bless-her-heart/
Today I finished it. It is all hand quilted.
(the color is off here….it is not this bright but the flash does that)
I went with big fan quilting because it seemed appropriate for the quilt. I did not select this pattern to enhance the blocks or the piecing, to the contrary I did it to cover up the imperfections. The big sweeping arcs are in contrast to the piecing and hide the fact that the lines aren’t straight, and the points are all cut off.
The batting is wool, which is very light in weight but has a lot of loft which helps to make the quilting defined and also helps to take up the puckers that I was unable to get out of the top.
I did a very narrow binding, and a muslin backing.
Here are more pictures of it fresh out of the washer and dryer (click to enlarge)
Teddy has become quite the popular little guy. He has a lot of fans and recently Pepper Corey (http://www.peppercory.com/) sent him some fabric. She Selected Perfect colors for him.
Here he is wearing a piece
He knows when he is looking stylish!
The fabric is from her line of Peppered Cotton (see it here http://peppercory.blogspot.com/2013/08/shot-cottons-1-introducing-peppered.html)
it is a gorgeous line of fabrics in some amazing colors
Teddy has agreed to let me use some of each for quilting….and I plan to buy some more…I can imagine so many uses….
you can buy them here
and Happy Quilting
I am blessed to have some very generous readers. Hazel recently sent me a wonderful antique bear paw quilt top.
She purchased the top for $5 at an auction house in Lynchburg VA about 1995. It had purple printed fabric and batting machine sewn on pillow case style on three sides. Hazel replaces a small amount of the pink and two large claws and a few of the black and white checks. I have to admit I can not tell which are the original and which are the replacements….she did a beautiful job!
The fabrics are just wonderful and I can not wait to quilt this!….I love everything about this one. It is all beautifully hand stitched …notice the very small seam allowances
Click pictures to enlarge
I will post more about this beauty when I start quilting.
Getting close to the end on the current project
I recently got an email from Teri in Richland MI. Teri’s son has an antique store and had a pile of double t blocks that weren’t selling….do I want them?
How could I pass that up? What a great gift…Thanks again Teri!!
So here they are….
I am not sure this will be the setting I use but here they are spread out on a vintage piece of fabric. I would guess them to be from the 1880-90 era and the fabrics mostly very stable…click pictures to enlarge
I will be putting them together into a top soon (famous last words)
I have another great gift quilt top from another reader that I will post about next time…..you don’t want to miss it…it is super!
and now for another snowflake
here is the pattern
this pattern is for a standard 8.5 inch piece of paper
here is the progress
I am getting near the half way point on the current quilt.
I think it will be a week yet before it is finished.
I took a break from quilting to make another snowflake pattern. See yesterdays post http://timquilts.com/2013/12/01/how-to-make-a-snowflake-2/ for the how to on folding
Peacocks seem to be popular this year so I did a snowflake with a peacock
here is the pattern snowflake 12-2-13
here it is cut out
and here it is unfolded and pressed
Happy Quilting and cutting!
Last year I did several posts about making snowflakes and posted a pattern here (http://timquilts.com/2012/12/03/snowflake-pattern/)
Here is another tutorial and a pattern
For this snowflake I am using an 18″ square piece of paper.
The folding is the same for whatever size paper you use. Most often I use regular computer printer paper (8.5″ x11″) and cut it square
First fold it in half along the diagonal
Next fold it in half again
Now fold in one-third to the center
and then fold in the remaining third
It will look like this on the other side
Next draw on the design…here is the PDF for this one (snowflake-12–1-13)
you can make any design you want and it can be very simple or very complex…no rules!
then cut it out
And carefully open it up
I then press them with an iron and light steam to make them flat
give it a try and have fun!