Deer Quilting

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I have made some progress hand quilting the deer snowflake quilt.

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when I finish this pair of deer I will have 5 more pair to go

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and then I will have all the outside edges …you can see the edges drawn in this picture

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here is the finished center

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here is the snowflake the quilt is based on

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lots more stitching to go!!

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It rained pretty hard yesterday and a lot of the garden got a bit flattened but the sun is out and there is still a lot of color so I took some pictures.

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I carefully avoided taking pictures that show the weeds! ….I have to get out there and do some work!!

Happy Gardening/Quilting

Tim

 

More Garden Picturtes

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Hard to believe it is already Aug 9!  The summer is flying by….but the garden continues to grow.   here are some pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

here is the back garden

and the front

I got a bit more done on the snowflake quilt, many stitches to go :)

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This post shows how I started 

More pictures soon

Happy Quilting

Tim

Look Through my Window

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I was looking at some quilt blocks on the floor (my design area is the floor) and it occurred to me that I never remember to look out the window. (the window is on the second floor  and I have to look out and down to see the garden)   Earlier today we had a bit of a hail storm so when I looked out I was afraid that I might see all my flowers flattened.   Fortunately flowers a tough!

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When I typed Look Through My Window the song by the Mamas and the Papas came to mind.

 

The blocks I was looking at are the blocks with the Interplay Fabrics

I have 8 of the 12 fabrics done and I should be done with the last 4 and ready to piece all the blocks together in a day or so.

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For now back to hand quilting

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers and quilts

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I am working on the border of the star quilt.

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in the picture you can see the pencil I use to do the marking.  The pencil washes out pretty easily so when the quilt is done it goes into the washing machine and then the dryer.

I took a quilt break to go look at the garden….here are pictures of the garden today (click pictures to enlarge)

I made a few more blocks from the Interplay fabrics (see yesterdays post) and I decided to set 4 like blocks together

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If I were to make a quilt with just these two fabrics it would look like this (I put this picture together by copying and pasting the block several times just to see what it would look like)

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Back to work for me

Happy Quilting/Gardening

Tim

Double Irish Chain

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I have another antique top to share.    The pattern is Double Irish Chain.

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It was made in Pennsylvania.   The Fabrics are beautiful and in great shape for its age (circa 1870)

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The wide border and large blue squares leave me a lot of room for hand quilting.

Here are some more pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy Quilting

Tim

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