Fabric Temptation

I realized that if I am going to enter my Snowflake quilt in the AQS show in Lancaster next year I will need to finish it by Nov 6 .   Yikes!
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Lots of quilting to go!

I really do want to make this one

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But I will finish the snowflake first.

Temptation is strong to work on the new one

I have some fabrics ready

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The picture doesn’t do them justice, they are actually brighter, but you can get the idea.

perhaps just a few blocks?

I’ll let you know next time

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

edge work

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Last time I posted about the snowflake quilt

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and said that I pinned towels to the edges to make quilting the edges easier in the hoop.

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Today I put it in the hoop so here is how it looks

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The light was perfect so I took a few more pictures …when the light is right it really shows the texture. (click pictures to enlarge)

Teddy was ready to pose today so here is his photo shoot

He is such a good model….but I am afraid he really needs a bath :(   but don’t tell him….he hates getting wet!

Happy Quilting

Tim

Center Finished

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I finally Finished the center of the snowflake quilt.    Here are some pictures  including a few close-ups so you can see the stitching.(click pictures to enlarge)

I am ready to do the borders so I pin towels to the edge of the quilt.    The towel is so that when I put the quilt in the hoop I can work on the edges and the corners.

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It won’t be long now!

A few pictures from the floral design class I teach

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Now to get to work on hand quilting those edges!

Happy Quilting

Tim

autumn 2

We had a hard frost so many plants in my garden have bitten the dust :(   but there are still lots of fall colors around.    I have been thinking of a new quilt idea in fall colors so I drew up a plan.

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I am not sure when I will actually make it….I decided to work on the snowflake quilt and get it finished….

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the #11 between needle I use for hand quilting this one sure seems small compared to the size 5 embroidery needle I used on the last one

 

I also want to finish the batik quilt top

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and several others before I start a new one….but thinking about new things keeps me moving along.

Happy Quilting

Tim

Finished

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I finished the hand quilting and binding today.

Here is how the top was made  http://timquilts.com/2014/09/15/new-top/

And here is a post about the prep for quilting http://timquilts.com/2014/10/07/ 

And about the quilting  http://timquilts.com/2014/10/09/

Teddy decided he wanted to model it before I added the binding

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Here are a bunch of pictures of the finished quilt.   I need to take some in daylight …the colors are not as accurate as I would like because I used the flash .    (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy quilting

Tim

Autumn

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Autumn is here.   The trees are really colorful around town and I need to get to work on fall clean up in my garden.

A few things still look good.  I took a few pictures but it is starting to rain so I will try again in a few days.     (click pictures to enlarge)

If the weather is good I have some bulbs to plant  and there are bags of leaves to rake and plants to cut down and flowers to harvest for drying.

I taught a class today….more floral design, I did get a few pictures.

I hope to get this quilt finished this week

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I will post pictures soon

Happy Fall

Tim

Updates

I have had a very busy week so I have not done a lot of hand quilting.   I did make some progress on this one.

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I am working on the borders

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The center is finished

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I love the back

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I hope to have a lot of time to quilt on Sunday   so more updates coming soon .

 

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Tim

PS

Teddy says Hi but he didn’t feel like posing today