Lily Quilt Update

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I am getting close to the end of the Basket of Lilies quilt.  3 more lily blocks and a few setting triangles and the shashing need to be quilted.  When I get to the point where it is over 1/2 done I start to get very anxious to finish!

Periodically spreading it out and looking at it is also a good motivation.  The side benefit of spreading a quilt on the floor is that teddy always thinks it is time to pose!

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As soon as a quilt hist the floor he come running to pose for a picture.

Here are some pictures of it without Teddy (click pictures to enlarge)

 

I posted a few days ago about fixing the bulges and waves that were caused buy the bias edges in the big triangles.  If the original maker had cut the pieces correctly it wouldn’t have been a problem but since they did I had to fix it. You can see how I did that here http://timquilts.com/2014/04/05/a-fix-for-the-bias-bulge/    The fix virtually disappears .once the quilting is done..after it is washed it will be even more difficult to see.

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I am glad it worked because the alternative would have been to take them out and try to find matching fabric (it is surprising how hard it is to find a modern-day match for 80-year-old white muslin) cut them correctly and sew them back in.

I have a few new (old) quilt tops to show off in the next few days…here they are

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I have had questions about my quilt hoop so here is a picture of it

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I bought it at an AQS quilt show.  the vender is Yoder Department Store.   They do not have them in their online catalog but you might be able to get one if you call them http://yoderdepartmentstore.com/

Back to work for me

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

11 thoughts on “Lily Quilt Update

  1. Victoria says:

    Thanks, Tim! I emailed them a photo of the frame in hopes they can recall where they got it. Can hardly wait for the reveal when you finish the Lily Quilt. Just want to snuggle under it! :)

  2. kathi says:

    Another beautiful quilting job, Tim. Always love to see how you choose to do the quilting. So glad to see Teddy knows how much he adds to the pictures– he’s such a sweetie!

  3. Chrisanna says:

    Beautiful! And you’re finishing this up as Spring begins…kind of fitting, I think! You and Teddy have a great weekend. Looking forward to your next post.

  4. Sharon Eshlaman in Galesburg says:

    The quilt looks gorgeous, as usual. And of course, I got to see Teddy. He’s so cute – I just love your dog.

  5. Victoria says:

    GOOD NEWS!!! Just received the following email from a Karen at Yoders Department Store about buying the same quilt hoop as yours (I sent her a photo of it):

    “We carry these hoop stands her at Yoder Department Store. They are cherry and the price is $170.00.
    Thanks
    Karen
    Yoder Department Store
    (260)768-4887”

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