Nothing new so lets review

I have nothing new to write about today.  I am working away on quilting the pyramids quilt but not much change from yesterday.  So how about a review of a few of the projects in line? I lose track of which pictures I have posted before so some of these may be re-runs.  But better than TV re-runs.

These are some of the vintage and antique quilt tops that are patiently waiting for me to hand quilt them.  Sometimes when I look at them all I become overwhelmed …but mostly I become inspired.

These are the things I will be posting about in the future as I get to work on them.  Each one is different and each one deserves to become a finished quilt.

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Happy Quilting


22 thoughts on “Nothing new so lets review

  1. Gerrie says:

    Oh, my goodness, Tim! You certainly have many beautiful quilt tops! And I know this is only a small portion of what you have collected. I can see how it might be overwhelming to see so many and try to decide what to do next! Does it give you little creativity explosions in your head? (P.S. I’m eagerly awaiting the book….)

  2. Barbara Wells says:

    Amazing collection! Every one is a treasure, if only they could talk!

  3. Sue says:

    Wow! You have some amazing quilts! And they not only inspire you but all of us who get to see! Thank you so much for sharing these. Really cool.

  4. Dolores says:

    Love that lantern quilt. Is it cotton or cotton/polyester? Years ago the only good solid colours for quilters to use were cotton/poly blends. Many, many beautiful quilts were made with them and I hate it when people knock cotton/ployester.

    • timquilts says:

      it has been a while since I took that picture so I don’t remember for sure…but I think if it were a poly blend I would remember that. and sorry to disagree with you
      but I hate poly blend. I have quilts and tops that have used it and that is just the way it is, because they used what they had available, and I will finish those tops and they will be beautiful…but I still hate it…it will not press to a nice sharp seam, it is much harder to hand quilt, it has a much different feel and drape…it is a part of quilting history, but that is where it should stay

  5. Sara says:

    Ok, now my brain is on overload never to recover!!!

  6. Regan Martin says:

    These are all so gorgeous…..but I’m really drawn to #26! Well, and 9 and 13, too! lol

    • timquilts says:

      26 is a great one with all the variety of fabrics and a relatively simple pattern…and it doesnt need any work! 9 is all gret 30’s prints and red and I love how bold it is…I love 13…I think it is from the 50″s or 60’s …lots of poly blends in it so It wont be an easy quilting job….but I love the pattern

  7. antarabesque says:

    That’s a lot of Log Cabins… You have a beautiful collection. You plan to live to 120 too I see.

  8. Thanks for the big picture of the lanterns. I was considering drafting a version and was not looking forward to working from the tiny photo in the collage I first saw it in on your blog! Now to decide whether to use my stash of Japanese fabrics or to go with the “normal” stash!

    Always love looking at your quilts!

    • timquilts says:

      wow I think one made with Japanese fabric might be amazing….but I think the pattern works with “normal stash” as well…either way I know it will be a beauty

  9. audrey says:

    Such beautiful quilts! I love the 2 color Wheel of fortune and the last 2 scrappy quilts especially. Are these quilts in particular the next ones you want to focus on or just more from your inventory? Which leads me to the next question. How in the world do you make up your mind which quilt top to get started on next?

    • timquilts says:

      I do love that wheel of fortune…and the scrappy quilts…and and and….
      these are just some pictures from my file of inventory and in no real order of intended quilting.
      so how do I decide which to do next. I can’t really answer because it is never the same…sometimes I will just start to think about one and I will know it needs to be next. sometimes I find a backing fabric and I just know that it fits a certain top and that decides it…and sometimes I make the wrong choice…I have 2 now that I started quilting and have not worked on in forever…I was just not feeling it for them and then quilting feels like work

  10. Cathi says:

    What a fabulous post! It’s so wonderful to see all those Beautiful tops. I think I’d be itching to get to work on 4 — something about it makes me smile. Then 3, 9, 13, 15, 19… The list is endless.
    How many tops have you got waiting for their turn?

    • timquilts says:

      I love #4..I spent a few weeks taking it all apart and putting it back together (before blogging so I didn’t take any pictures) and it was next in line …then a new one…and a new one again…that is why it is good for me to look at the pictures, it reminds me ….I have got about 200…tops, or partial tops/blocks…so it is a lifetime job

  11. Byrd says:

    I l-o-v-e the lanterns (#1)! I’ve always wanted to make one but have never seen a top before this one. It reminds me of the lanterns my parents used to hang in our yard for summer parties back in the 60’s. Thanks for the inspiration! Take care, Byrd

    • timquilts says:

      This is the only one I have ever seen…before I had only seen a pattern…
      I can see the lanterns in your parents yard…it is great how a quilt can trigger memories


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