AQS Quilt Week

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My hand quilted reindeer snowflake quilt will be at a few AQS Quilt Week events soon.

First it will be in Syracuse NY July 29 – Aug I http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/syracuse/

next in Grand Rapids MI August 12 – 15  http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/grand-rapids/#tab1

I probably will not make it to the NY show but I do plan to be in Grand Rapids (only about an hour drive)  unfortunately AQS shows do not allow dogs :)

Teddy will not be able to attend,

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but he did spend some time relaxing on the quilt.

I am still working on my other project so I don’t have any quilt updates…..but I will soon.

I always have garden pictures this time of year. Here are pictures I took this evening. (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy quilting

Tim

Rain in the forecast

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Looks like rain any time now.    I took some pictures before the rain knocks the flowers flat.   I exaggerate but sometimes the rain does do a bit of damage.

Something quilty next time

Tim

Garden pictures again

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A very sunny day today.   Here are a few garden pictures.   (click pictures to enlarge)

Teddy needs sunglasses…he squints in the sun
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Happy Gardening

Tim

Happy First of June

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June is Busting out all over.

Teddy says welcome to my garden.

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

Happy June!

Tim

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