update

I finished the bible cover

I can make one for you 🙂   here is the link:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/527911147/bible-with-quilted-leather-cover?ref=shop_home_active_7

the one is the link is different but just add a note to seller in the checkout process and I will do the quilting to match your request.

So I went to the hospital and had my Endoscopic Ultrasound procedure.    It looks like a big part of my problem  is stones in the pancreas.   The question is how they will approach getting them out.     It also looks like ulcers are a problem.   I am waiting to hear back from the GI dr and my GP to see what the next step is to get to feeling better.   The good news is I know what is wrong ( and I am not crazy, there really is something up)….the bad part is waiting for a course of action.  Not being able to eat properly and being in constant pain is very draining.

I got this one basted today.

It is pretty big (60 inches wide) and I used 2 layers of batting….it weighs a ton!

I am finishing up a black leather bag for a customer and then I hope I can get outside and take some garden pictures and start fall cleanup…..I am afraid my garden has suffered this year 😦

I bought a new video camera with a better microphone so I will try that out soon (as much as I hater to do it I need to read the manual )

Teddy has his fall allergies and goes to see the vet on Saturday.

Here is a link to the AQS show ….my 2 quilts are included
https://www.facebook.com/AQSonline/posts/10155961622404396?pnref=story

Happy Quilting!

Tim

Hand Quilting

I am working on some hand quilting tonight.    I still remember how even though it has been so long.    Taking it slow to see how my hands hold up but so far so good.    Maybe at this pace I can finish this quilt in another year or two?

here are a few older pictures of it.

I am also working on a Bible cover in leather for a customer

and a leather bag for a customer as well.

Happy Quilting

Tim

a finished quilt.

I finished the birch tree quilt.  I used the new machine to do all the quilting and I think it went pretty well.    It is different than the treadle machines but I think it does a great job.

I added it to my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/listing/555930951/birch-tree-art-quilt?ref=shop_home_active_1

PBS had a Downton Abby marathon on and I am afraid that got more attention than quilting this weekend.    (still watching now )

My Dr.s were able to rearrange schedules and moved my Ultrasonic endoscope to the Sept 16th.   Looking forward to it!

Happy quilting

Tim

Testing the new machine

I got the new machine set up in a table (I really do prefer to have a machine in a table rather than on top of a table) and gave it a test drive today.

It is a great machine!

I finished the butterfly quilt

Here is how I do the binding.

I enjoyed the painting process so I started another .

I love birch trees and fall leaves

I will add a border to this one to make it larger.

I saw the Dr on Tuesday and there is yet to be a definitive answer or solution to the pain in my abdomen.   They want to do an Endoscopic ultrasound, so I said “great schedule it for as soon as we can”    next available is mid Oct.    So will wait 6 weeks and then have that test and go from there.

Meanwhile I will do as much quilting as I can 🙂
Happy Quilting

Tim

Starting a new quilt

I am working on finishing the Butterfly quilt.   This is the Quilt I did with Derwent Inktense pencils that my friend Ginny George sent me (I plan to do a video of how I do the drawing/painting soon).  I have it all finished except for the binding.    I will also do a short video to demo how I do machine binding.

The new machine That I won arrived!   I have not tried it yet, but I will soon

I am working on a baby quilt, the colors to match the nursery are pink and gray.

here is some of the fabric and my less than perfect plan.

fabric cut into 2.5 inch strips and then 2.5 inch squares.

so there is the start……I will do some detail with the machine quilting (that is where the new machine will make it debut)

I added a few fabric scraps just to get an idea what it will look like with a face

After this is stitched together I will add borders .

I decided to mark down all the quilts and bags in my Etsy store 25%  until the end of the month https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts .   New items hopefully starting in Sept.

Teddy is tired and ready for some attention

Happy Quilting

Tim

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more painting

I have done a bit more painting on fabric…this time using inktense pencils (thank you Ginny!!)

I am going to finish this as a small wall quilt.

I saw the Dr on Monday and got a lot of blood drawn for more tests…..for both the joint pain and the stomach pain and I have a CAT scan scheduled for Friday……will keep you posted on what we find out.

Teddy went to see the groomer and is looking spiffy so he wanted his picture taken.

I put all the quilts in my Etsy shop on sale at 25% off until the end of August.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

Happy quilting
Tim

Exciting news

The winners were announced today for the Quilt Alliance “Voices” quilt contest and auction.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Quilt-Alliance-Contest-Winners-Announced.html?soid=1101594196900&aid=YEV7Wd8Q-jw

My quilt came in second place.

and I won a new sewing machine.     I am excited to learn to do quilting on an electric modern machine.    I will still be a treadle quilter but want to become proficient at electric as well so I can be a better teacher.

All the quilts will be auctioned off in November to help fund the Quilt Alliance.    Here is the link to the auction site to see all the quilts. http://www.benefitbidding.com/auctions/listings/index.cfm?auction=318&resetcategory=1

Happy Quilting

Tim