Vintage Log Cabins and Butterflies

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I bought another log cabin quilt top.  This one is from the 1930’s

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It is hand and machine pieced.

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it is 77″ x 82″ with a great variety of fabrics  (click pictures to enlarge)

Different fabrics and settings can really change the look of a log cabin quilt.  Here are a few examples from my collection of vintage tops and quilts that I have finished. (click pictures to enlarge)

Yesterday between rain showers I took a few butterfly pictures in my garden.

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Since I was taking butterfly pictures I also took more flower pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

Next time some quilting updates

Happy Quilting

Tim

More Flower Pictures

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I took some pictures of the garden this afternoon.   Here they are (click pictures to enlarge)

Quilty things next time :)

 

Tim

More Flowers …

More garden pictures today…..something quilty tomorrow (click on pictures to enlarge)

Happy Gardening

Tim

Quilt top and garden

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I added 2 borders to the quilt top . I think the new fabric really works with the vintage blocks.   I was going to add a gray border as well but I think I will bind it with gray.   It is 80″ x 97″ now .  I have gray fabric ordered for the backing and I plan to use it for the binding as well as backing.

It needs a good pressing but here it is

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And here are a bunch of pictures of my garden that I took this afternoon.  The lilies are looking great and they smell even better!  (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy Quilting/Gardening

Tim

Garden Pictures

Front Garden

I took a walk through the garden this morning and I sure found a lot of weeds!     But the flowers are growing pretty fast too.   (click on the pictures to enlarge)

Happy Gardening

Tim

Updates

I have about 3/4 of the first block done in the Antique Applique quilt

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So if it takes 3 days for one block…..20 blocks = 60 days and then there is the border which is equivalent to the area of the 20 blocks so another 60 days…so 120 days then I might add trapunto….several more days….and I will be working on other quilts at the same time…I can’t only work on one quilt for that long, I need to take a break and work on other things to keep fresh.   Anyway the message is that this is going to be a long-term project.

When I finish this block I plan to play with piecing a few vintage blocks for a change of pace.

The forecast for the next few days is for thunderstorms.   I got some yard work done today  and took some pictures again so here they are (click on picture to enlarge)

Happy Quilting/Gardening!

Tim

garden pictures again

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I will have something quilty next time. Today I am working on a T-shirt quilt for a friend….and I am doing very simple machine quilting ….If it doesn’t turn out to bad I will post a picture :)  I also Have a beautiful applique quilt to start….and a bunch to finish and a million others that I want to make…and I am working on a rag rug ….all will be posted about soon.

For today another look at the garden

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Here is Teddy last night watching me work on a quilt….

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Happy Quilting and gardening

Tim

Liberated Baskets Finished

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Back In April I started a liberated basket quilt. see that post here http://timquilts.com/2014/05/27/something-new-and-old/

I finished hand quilting it today.

I used Aurifil 12 wt thread and a big stitch Quilting needle (Colonial Needle Co.) for the quilting.   The Batting is Mountain Mist Creme Rose, and the backing is unbleached Muslin.

After I got it out of the wash I took it outside to get some pictures.   (click pictures to enlarge)

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It finished at 64″ x 78″

Teddy gave it a test inside on his chair.

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While I was outside I took some more garden pictures

Happy Quilting/gardening

Tim

Happy Independence Day

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Happy Independence Day!  a few more garden pictures ….(click pictures to enlarge)  …  something quilty next time

More Flowers

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The sun has been hidden by clouds off and on today.  I took these pictures while the sun was shining…here is the back garden (click pictures to enlarge)

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And here is the front garden

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Happy Gardening!

Tim