Supervisor Teddy

I made a backing for this top.

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I used the leftover light fabrics from the top

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Supervisor Teddy tested it out.

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Once he said it was OK I taped the backing to the floor .   I have carpet in the studio so I taped the backing down with masking tape rather than tack it to the wood floor like I did in the old space.

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I am using Hobb’s Tuscany cotton wool blend batting.

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I spread out and smooth the batting on the backing then put on the top and smooth that out.   Here it is layered and pinned.

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It is hard to see the pins.   I don’t use many.

I have a bag full of perle cotton thread leftover from several quilts and I plan to do the hand quilting with it.

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It wont happen tomorrow.   I have a lot of hand quilting to do first but It is good to have it set to go.

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

16 thoughts on “Supervisor Teddy

  1. Nancy says:

    Been wondering what you’ve been up too! Teddy has been pretty quiet here too.

  2. Marilyn says:

    I look forward to seeing the pattern you use while quilting. Good luck with your endeavors. Give Teddy a treat from me.

  3. kemosabaycampground says:

    Nice. I have just tried quilting with perle cotton. I really like the look. Have you ever tried board basting? That is what I do and it is much easier than crawling around on the floor.

  4. I really like this quilt top and the way light dances across the surface. It looks like it will be fun to quilt, too.

  5. Jacqueline Skarritt says:

    That quilt is FANTASTIC! Can’t wait to see what you do with the hand quilting. What a wonderful interpretation of the traditional spiderweb!

  6. Lorij says:

    Hope you had a good holiday. Missed you and Teddy. Like the back. Teddy looks serious about his approval. It takes a bit to catch up.

  7. audrey says:

    Interesting to see how you start the quilt sandwich. I’ve started using a lot less pins, but never thought about using less tape. With hand quilting the sandwich doesn’t really have to be as tight as with machine quilting.

  8. Linda Pribyl says:

    Batting is always a difficult decision for me. I really like cotton best, but bearding on black is a problem. I think I may try to find some hobbs black 80/20. I wish someone would make a black 100% cotton. Love your site. Thank you, Linda

    • timquilts says:

      I have only seen the black in 80/20 …..seems like they should try to make one in 100 percent. If bearding is a problem it is helpful to use anti static spray of fabric dryer sheets on the top

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