Driveway paved with AQS winnings

I was honored to win the Best hand workmanship award at AQS Quilt week in Grand Rapids. (you can see the quilt here http://timquilts.com/2013/08/14/aqs-grand-rapids-2/) Today the November issue of  American Quilter Magazine arrived in the mail.  My quilt is on page 63. It is very exciting to see one of my quilts in a magazine!

I decided to use the winnings from the quilt to pave my driveway.

If you remember it was a rutted gravel drive.

Driveway soon to be paved using my winnings from AQS!

Driveway soon to be paved using my winnings from AQS!

Now it looks great….I almost look forward to shoveling snow….OK I’m over it

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here is the parking area in the back

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There are still a few flowers in the garden, but the season is winding down.  (click pictures to enlarge)

Today Teddy felt like having his picture taken…he jumped up in his chair and posed

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I need to get back to work on my whole cloth quilt!

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Happy Quilting

Tim

I won best hand workmanship!

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I submitted my Tree of life to AQS in Grand Rapids….and I won best hand workmanship!!   see the results here http://aqsshows.com/AQSGrandRapids/contests/2013-winners-announced/

and here are a bunch of pictures of the quilt (click to enlarge)

I am so excited!!

Happy Quilting

Tim

Good News, updates, garden

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I got my acceptance letter today From AQS for my Tree of Life Whole Cloth Quilt.   It will be in the Grand Rapids Michigan AQS show Aug 14 – 17

This quilt was also at AQS in Lancaster PA earlier this year.  I hope for a better result this time :)

Here are some pictures (click to enlarge)

I have been working on the scrappy bow tie/ snowball quilt.

This is a variation on a pattern called snowball.  here is the original pattern

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A full quilt would look like this

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If you look at one quarter of a unit it looks like this

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and several together is like the quilt I am working on

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Here are some update pictures of the quilt (click to enlarge) Teddy was “Helping”

The baby Robins are growing

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So is the garden

Happy Quilting

Tim