Teddy the Helper

Today I have been working on the Batik Project.    The Fabrics are from Lelia and Co. Fabric and Design and the blocks are paper foundation pieced.   I am getting better at paper foundation piecing the more blocks I do.

I have 21 done now of the 100 needed to finish

Here is the plan which I did on the computer

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I decided to see how the blocks look laid out and Teddy was there to help me arrange them.

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and he did a pretty good job

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he needed some help getting that last one flat

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I hardly ever mention my other job as flora design instructor but my nephew got married yesterday and I did the flowers for the wedding.

The ceremony was at the Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel …here is a picture of the chapel (It is a picture from their website not the same wedding)

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I am really bad about getting pictures of weddings , usually I am in such a frenzy trying to get it all done on time that I just forget to stop and take some pictures.    I did take a few in the work room before I delivered them.

Brides bouquet

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Bridesmaid

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Chapel flowers

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centerpiece

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My Sister made the cupcake wedding cake

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Teddy says it is time to get back to work now

Happy Quilting

Tim

19 thoughts on “Teddy the Helper

  1. Sara says:

    Nice quilt, and beautiful wedding arrangements and bouquets!

  2. Kathleen Campbell says:

    Everything looks great with the flowers and cake.
    I like your color choices for the quilt.

  3. Bobbie Davis says:

    OMG Tim!! The flowers are beautiful!! And the cake is wonderful!! Teddy is a smart dog…he appreciates your hard work… Bobbie

    • timquilts says:

      thanks Bobbie…..it was a very nice wedding and the chapel was very pretty…built in 1890….great setting for pretty flowers…..
      sometimes I think Teddy is too smart for his own good

  4. Pam G. says:

    The quilt is beautiful. I love batiks. The wedding flowers are so lovely. You have such talent & such a good little supervisor for your quilting.

  5. Deb says:

    The quilt is going to be a beauty ! Love the photo where it looks like teddy is trying to place a block with your permission. The flower arrangements and cupcake cake are lovely!

  6. katechiconi says:

    I’d quite happily see a lot more of your floral design work! Do try and take more photos to share…

  7. Lorij says:

    How beautiful! What a lovely place for a wedding. The flowers and cake are gorgeous. As always the quilt is beautiful. Are you going to big stitch it or do a pattern in regular sized quilting stitches? Your dog is so well behaved and is a photo ham. Lorij

    • timquilts says:

      The Batik fabric is a denser weave so it is more difficult to hand quilt….so I will use normal sized thread and stitches …I think perle cotton would be difficult to pull through the Batik

  8. Sharron Evans says:

    Beautiful church for a wedding. Gorgeous flowers, not that I would expect anything less from you. I admired this quilt top so much I have copied the pattern. Haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, so we shall see. As I was looking at your pictures I just had a thought. Probably a thought you’ve already had yourself. Along with all the other things you do I think you need to start writing books with Teddy at the center of them. Perhaps mysteries for Teddy to solve. Since you have nothing else to do?

    • timquilts says:

      LOL….I do need more to do….but seriously that is a great idea…..Teddy is so photogenic and he loves to pose….he would make a good book subject fro kids , when he is out for walks the little kids he passes always want to pet him and he is very good about it…

  9. Pat Long says:

    The wedding flowers are simply beautiful. I think that a series of kids books with Teddy as the centerpiece is a great idea!

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