Boots Finished

I finished hand quilting the boots quilt today.


I started it in mid November.   Please don’t say I am fast 😦

It might seem like it went fast but I have worked on it night and day …..over 150 hours.

Here are some pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

My hands need a break.    I think I’ll play with the machine for a day or 2

I forgot to post that my rose quilt will be at AQS Quilt Week in Phoenix Feb 11-14


Happy Quilting


23 thoughts on “Boots Finished

  1. terryknott says:

    Do you sleep?? I am amazed at how much you can accomplish in such a short amount of time! The boots are beautiful and congratulations on the rose quilt!!!

  2. shiregirl2001 says:

    How about, you are diligent!? 🙂 Great work!

  3. Kristen says:

    Okay, I for one am not going to say you’re fast. You’re old school, Tim, slow as molasses. It’s only because there are 48 hours in a Tim day that you appear to be fast — but I’m not fooled. You’re the tortoise, not the hare. Both of which would probably send Teddy into a barking frenzy. Which we wouldn’t want. So, we’ll settle on Timspeed. You go at the speed of Tim.

  4. Sara says:

    Well it took you long enough! 🙂 OK, it seemed fast to people who weren’t watching! I’m sure Teddy would attest to how long it really took! Nice job!

  5. Kelly Callaghan says:

    Love love love your rose quilt.

  6. Lindsay Pavel says:

    Diligent! Driven? Sore-fingered? I know that feeling when you know you are overdoing something and you know you will hurt so you keep doing it as fast as you can in order to finish before you hurt so much that you have to stop. I think the boots quilt came out really well. I am amazed at how different a quilt top looks after you have quilted it. It looks a hundred times better! I think Teddy knows what an important quilt it is because he watched you quilt it. Plus, he understands the subject matter from when he was a puppy, nom, nom. I love the way the black border sets off your rose quilt. It is so beautiful (overused word, but so true) and different from all the other quilts.

  7. Kathy says:

    I think I remember seeing this top on eBay, it’s so nice to see it as a finished quilt! Another one saved and it looks so different quilted. Really like your choice of quilting.

  8. susie Q says:

    Your boot quilt is very unusual…. and quilting FINISHED.

  9. Dee says:

    Always love your work, Tim! Thank you for inspiring us! I confess that I had wanted to continue sending quilts to shows, but lost heart. My work is always complimented highly, but paying to send, send, send just became a cause of disappointment… Do you ever struggle with that? Do you have advice and counsel to suggest to continue? I hope your Rose quilt does very well! It is so beautiful It deserves to win a ribbon!

    • timquilts says:

      I send one in every year…to several shows……mostly I do it because it is fun and I want hand quilting to be represented more……I never expect to win anything…..but once I won the AQS best hand workmanship ribbon and 5,000 dollars… was a real honor ( the same quilt at 2 other shows won nothing so you never know)

  10. Rose in Vt says:

    Love seeing the Rose quilt! But then I’m partial…:) How’s the tree decorating going? You inspired me to go buy glass icicles last year,
    took me forever to find who had them locally. I’ll be using them for the first time this year. Thanks for being inspiring on so many fronts.

  11. Pam G. says:

    Boot quilt looks great! AND…. I can’t wait to see the Rose Quilt up close and in person! I’m volunteering to hang and take down, so hopefully I’ll be able to actually touch it.

  12. Li says:

    This piece looks fairly good sized. There is nothing like hand stitching. I am inspired to follow your example. I am pulling out a smaller double nine patch and make it my goal–three hours a day over the next few weeks. Thank you Tim.


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