Borders next

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I have to finish hand quilting the borders and then add the binding.   The binding will be black.   I hope to finish it this week.

I spent some time weeding the garden today.   Teddy watched

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Here are some pictures of the back garden (click pictures to enlarge)

Next time I hope to have pictures of the finished quilt.

Happy Quilting

Tim

Home Again

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I just got home…Teddy comes home tomorrow.
My garden grew in my absence, and so did the grass and the weeds.   I have some work to do ….here are some pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

A few pictures from the road today which might be used as quilt inspiration.

Now I get to unpack…

Happy quilting

Tim

Something New

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If you are a regular reader of this blog you know that I have more ideas for new quilts than I have time to do them all.  I know it would drive many people crazy having so many things in the works at the same time but I feel like I need to do it.   I have to strike while the iron is hot.

I had an idea for a whole cloth quilt in my head for quite some time and a Facebook friend posted some pictures of her hand dyed fabrics and the rest of the plan came into place.    I asked her if she could dye a large (90 inches wide) piece of fabric for me and WOW look at it!

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This is going to be a whole cloth quilt but I am keeping the design a secret until I have time to draw it out and mark the top…for now it is all in my head.

The artist who dyed the fabric is Dera Linker, check out her website here http://debralinker.com/   to see some more of her beautiful fabrics.

Debra is a real artist and is happy to do custom work.

Here is her guarantee:    “All fabric carries a 100% Happiness Guarantee.  If, for any reason, you are not 100% happy with my fabric, simply return it within 7 days, and I will happily refund the purchase price.”

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It passed his inspection so I know it is perfect.

As excited as I am about my new fabric I still have the Mackintosh Rose quilt to finish, here are some update pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

The forecast is for more rain but the sun was out for a few minutes this morning.   Here are some garden pictures

Happy quilting
Tim

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

 

Ready to start quilting

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I finished the New York Beauty top and I am ready to start quilting (see yesterdays post for details on the flattening operation)

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I won’t tell the final decision on the hand quilting design yet…  Here are a few of the Ideas I had…
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but the decision has been made and I will post progress pictures soon.

 

I have more garden pictures ….click pictures to enlarge

Happy Sunday

Quilt progress next time

Happy quillting

Tim

Quilt tops and garden

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I finished my liberated basket quilt top last night and the weather this morning was so beautiful that I decided to take a few pictures of it outside.  The colors always seem to be better in the sunlight.

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I will hand quilt it (hopefully this year LOL)

I also had a few more vintage tops to photograph

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And here is the garden update  (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy Quilting, Happy Gardening, Happy June

Tim

Robin Fledgling

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It has been raining here in Lansing for days.  This morning there was a bit of sun so I went outside to get a few pictures.  The Robin nesting on to porch has got the babies to move out of the nest.  This robin fledgling hasn’t gone far from the nest it is sitting in the flowering almond only a few yards from the nest.  I had to take a million pictures so here they are (click to enlarge)

The Garden is growing.  Here are a few pictures (click to enlarge)

Looking forward to planting some annuals soon…I will post pictures as the garden grows.

Happy Gardening

Tim