Making progress

On Tuesday I got back to work on a quilt that I started last September.

here is what it looked like Tuesday with 16 blocks done

11-12-13 001

and here it is today with 32 blocks done

11-14-13 001

16 more blocks to go and then the border.

I made the top with flannel and the backing is also flannel and the thickness of the fabric makes it difficult to get tiny little stitches but that does not bother me at all, not every quilt needs to be show perfect!….this is a quilt that I intend to use!!  I am quilting it at a size that feels comfortable. It turns out to be about 6 to 7 stitches per inch.

here are some more pictures of the front and the back (click pictures to enlarge)

Teddy felt bad that he didn’t get his picture taken yesterday so He jumped up on the chair to pose today ( I stand on that chair to hang the quilt)  He looks a bit of a mess because he has not been brushed yet today but here he is

I looked at the site stats this morning and I find that the most visited post this month is one from last year.  I made a lot of snowflakes last year and it seems that people are finding that post again.

here is the post

and here is the snowflake that I made the pattern for


Now I need to get to work

Happy Quilting


16 thoughts on “Making progress

  1. Sara says:

    You should have that one done by late tomorrow and then on to another by Saturday! Good progress! Teddy looks great!

  2. Tim, How nice of you to bring back this post from last year. It is my first time seeing it. WOW! Beautiful! I recall making cut out snow flakes when a child growing up in Southern California. That was the only snow I was going to see! Your designs however take this to a whole new level! They remind me of some of my favorite Baltimore style quilt blocks that are cut outs.
    My first question was what kind of scissors do you use to make these precise cuts and how to keep the paper all lined up while cutting many layers. Perhaps I will go re-read and find the answer. Or maybe you have some more tips or advice?
    Finally, may I copy the angel design for personal use to make some for my windows or shall I try to design my own? (I will try anyway but am doubtful of such awesome results.)
    It is fun to “peek” into the quilting you are working on each few days.
    Thank you for sharing your fabulous creativity and quilting!

    • timquilts says:

      Hi Wanda
      I dont have any special scissors….just dont use your fabric shears! it just takes practice to get the cut controlled…I just hold tight to keep the paper from shifting, I have had a lot of practice over the years so if you dont have a perfect result keep practicing ….and feel free to copy the angel….Enjoy cutting!!

  3. The snowflakes are fabulous. Thanks for the link. Love Teddy’s photos!

  4. Joan gale says:

    Your snowflakes are just extraordinary! Can’t wait to print the pattern.


  5. audrey says:

    This is such a cozy looking quilt! Love how the stitching just adds and adds as you work.

  6. Laddie says:

    I’m new to your blog so I’m sure you have answered this question before. What type of frame do you use or do you quilt without a frame. I love your work and your puppy.

  7. myrosesindecember says:

    Oh Tim, the quilt is gorgeous. The colors are so rich that I thought it was silk. Beautiful. Teddy looks so handsome, brushed or not, and the snowflake is fabulous, beyond words.


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