A quilt with buttons

Lately I have been drawn to quilts that don’t fit into a specific pattern.   They aren’t as impressive as the intricately pieced quilts but something about them really draws me in.

I recently purchased a quilt top from eBay that I really find interesting

button quilt 001

I looks like it was made up of recycled clothing.  I can see old seam lines in the fabrics

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I think the overall design is very pleasing.  I like the colors and the rather modern feel.

Teddy was taking a nap….but he came to see what I was doing…

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here he is with bed face.

the simple design calls for simple quilting…I will hand quilt this in a random pattern (unless I change my mind with is NOT uncommon)

For now it will be added to the pile of tops that need to be cataloged and stored

button quilt 008

There is no chance I will ever run out of quilts to work on!!

I am also in the drafting stage for a small whole cloth quilt….It is hard to see the lines in the pictures but I will post about it when I get the design set.

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I am also adding new pictures to the Timquilts Facebook page.  I am always fascinated by quilt patterns so I am starting a series of them and adding to the Facebook page …here is a sample

suspension bridge layout

Happy Quilting

Tim

18 thoughts on “A quilt with buttons

  1. I like your new quilt top. I find it quite pleasing to the eye too. I agree, looking at that pile of quilt tops, you probably won’t be running out of quilts to work on in a hurry. You’re better off busy than bored ….

  2. Sharon Eshlaman says:

    I can’t wait to see what you do with the ebay quilt. I’m sure it will be striking. Hug Teddy for me, looks like he just woke up. Happy quilting.

    • timquilts says:

      he was taking a nap just seconds before the picture but he just had to see what I was doing…he didn’t want to fall down on his duty as quilt inspector

  3. antarabesque says:

    I love that! It would attract my attention browsing through ebay too. Nice grab.

  4. audre says:

    Love the graphic look to the new quilt top!

  5. gardnerpam6 says:

    the new quilt top has that modern edge-I like it and I love buttons

  6. Martyne says:

    Love those buttons!

    • timquilts says:

      I have been trying to imagine what item of clothing this was before it was made into a quilt top…the buttons go with it but I cant tell if it was a jacket…I can see where there were some darts sewn in that have been let out…the button hole that is left showing looks like it fits the buttons

  7. Kathleen says:

    I like this quilt top. Very attractive! Hope to see what you do with it!

  8. Valerie says:

    Wow, love that quilt top! Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  9. Victoria says:

    I can’t help but think you quilt full time….Such a charmed life 🙂

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