Back to the lily quilt

Back to work on the lily quilt.   Here is the starting point
basket of lilies basted 001

It is a good-sized quilt 86″ x 86″.

I started hand quilting this vintage top, purchased from eBay a few years ago,  in March with every intention of finishing it quickly but it kept getting pushed back.

Since it has been so long here is the post about how I started it. https://timquilts.com/2014/03/05/now-for-a-little-spring/

And here is the post about how I tackled the bias edge problem that caused all those puckers. https://timquilts.com/2014/04/05/a-fix-for-the-bias-bulge/

These old tops always seem to have at least a few areas that need some work.

I have to finish the sashing and it will finally be done!   here are some pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

I plan to use yellow for the binding….which should happen in a few days

Happy Quilting
Tim

PS  Teddy didn’t want his picture taken today, his allergy medication makes him very sleepy

12 thoughts on “Back to the lily quilt

  1. Kristen says:

    Yay! I’ve always been rooting for the Lily “Quilting Through Concrete” quilt, and you’re almost there. It’s so soothing and sweet, so ’30s, those colors, those printes — I trust you have an appropriately mellow yellow for the binding. And I hope the binding isn’t like quilting through concrete. Such a lovely one.

    • timquilts says:

      I had the perfect yellow…..and I used it 😦 hope the shop still has some in stock. It is like concrete with that horrid backing fabric! Live and learn……free is not always a good deal

  2. Sandra B says:

    The Lily Quilt is looking great! I had forgotten about seeing it back when you first posted about it….this is one of my favorite block patterns.
    I hope Teddy is feeling better!

  3. Kristen Steiner says:

    Tim, WordPress has locked me out, told me I was putting up comments too fast. The notice said, “Slow down.” And it has not let me post since. Anyway, probably a one-off. Here is my response to your response.

    Yes, I thought of you when I was rolling up my quilts in sheets for storage — even on the lower thread count, wow, what a pain to work with. Fingers crossed for the yellow still being in stock.

    Kristen

    • timquilts says:

      strange….wonder what caused the wordpress problem…..

      i am using a different needle and that seems to help with the cement fabric…..so should be done soon

  4. I really appreciate your documentation of dealing with bias setting squares. Filing it away in my notebook on vintage top restoration.

  5. sewfrench says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that keeps setting quilts aside to start something else, LOL!
    Creativity wins, again. Nice fix on the bias blocks.

    • timquilts says:

      It is a symptom of too many ideas ….just too hard to stick to just one 🙂 but isn’t it fun to go back to an old one and rediscover why you started it in the first place?

  6. llcronise@cox.net says:

    Hi Tim, I bought an applique quilt that is about 80 yrs old. ?? There is a dark tan color where it has been folded for a long time. It seems to be cotton with a cotton batting. All hand done. What would you suggest to get the stain out? Thanks, Linda

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