More vintage tops

I have a few more vintage top to share today.  I plan to get to these soon, but as you know I change plans frequently ….

This lone star is really great!   I love 2 color quilts.

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As is often the case with these it has a few issues.

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the center is rather mountainous.

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and the setting triangles are on the bias and very puckered.

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I think the easiest solution will be to take it apart into the 8 main pieces/star points and trim them to the correct size and replace the bias cut triangles.  When I get to work on it I will post all about how I do the fix.

Next is a spool top.

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A very simple design but I really like it.   It is a bit less than well made

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not really flat and not very precise in the piecing

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and some of those vertical stripes would be much better if they were horizontal…more like thread on a spool.

but I really like it as it is.

I think I will just press this one well and quilt it as it is.

Teddy likes it the way it is

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Remember this quilt?

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I made it with a line of fabric from P&B Textiles called Interplay

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P&B Textiles now has my pattern (as well as many others) available as a free download on their website here http://www.pbtex.com/free-patterns/

It is an easy one to make…and could easily be made larger with the addition of borders.

If you are going to be at the Houston Quilt Market visit P&B at booths 1356 & 1361

 

I have a Floral Design Class to teach Saturday Morning …pictures of that soon

 

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

15 thoughts on “More vintage tops

  1. Jenny says:

    Hi Tim,
    I love the respect you show for old quilts – even the less than perfect. It seems to be a rare attitude in our current world.
    I live in Queensland, Australia, to the photos of your garden are a real treat. Thank you.

  2. katechiconi says:

    I shall be looking forward to seeing how you fix the star quilt – my one and only UFO (as opposed to WIP) is a star quilt that started to go wrong due to stretched bias edges, and I think I’m going to have to take it apart and fix it. Your method should give me a head start on the ‘how to’.

  3. Jan Smith says:

    How cool – I’m clicking over to get your pattern, thanks!

  4. Kristen says:

    That spool top is fun! Someone had an eye — I don’t have the aesthetic gift to create, but I take comfort that I can recognize talent.

  5. Deb says:

    That’s great that P&B have your pattern . 🙂 I love the star top, once you get it straighten out , it’s going to be lovely. You have some nice empty places for some great handquilting! The spool top is nice , Teddy has a good eye for pretty quilts. 🙂

    • timquilts says:

      that is true…the star has lots of space to quilt…..should be fun to decide what to fill it with 🙂 hopefully soon

      I think Teddy thinks that spool top is his…..he didn’t want to get off of that one

  6. bermudagirl says:

    Hi Tim love the two rescues, can’t wait to see what you do with them. I have got a spool quilt that I have on my to do list, so it is nice to have this one to get some ideas!
    Jodie

  7. annetisell says:

    Teddy has good taste!The thread spools look great,I know it will look sensational with the Tim treatment!

  8. Susie Feathers says:

    I’m a long time quilter and collector–you have a gorgeous collection! I saw some terrific P&B fabrics at our local shop today…big sale on Saturday so I must go! Thanks.

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