More quilting and gardening

We actually had a little rain the last few days and the garden appreciated it  (click pictures to enlarge)

Hand Quilting continues

I finished the Double Irish Chain Quilt

Another video of how I finished it shows how to do the knife edge binding

(some people have been having trouble with the sound and I am sorry about that, I am doing the best I can with the cameras that I have……all I can suggest is to turn up the volume as high as it goes, YouTube adds closed captioning but I have noticed that what they have is very strange and often very different from what I am actually saying)

Here is the previous part

Happy Quilting



6 thoughts on “More quilting and gardening

  1. Kristen says:

    Yay! Looks fabulous!

  2. Louise C says:

    Hi Tim, I have watched those videos on the Irish Chain quilt that you made. Gorgeous piece!! I have 2 questions: first, what makes you decide if a quilt is going to be hand-quilted or machine-free-motion-quilted. The reason is this: I am near the end of a Granny Flower Garden quilt top (hexagons and queensize bed) all handmade and hand-assembled and now that the quilting is near, I just don’t know what to do. I have a slight tendency to go for the hand-quilting but I would appreciate your opinion.The second question is: how many quilts have you made this year already?? It seems so many of them passed in front of your camera.. just curious…

    • timquilts says:

      it is really a matter of time….If I could I would hand quilt every one……but I learned to machine quilt so I could get more done……I hand quilt every night for about 4 hours but in order to finish more I also do machine quilting on the treadle…….some quilts just tell me they need hand quilting . I try to get one all done by hand each year to enter in shows and they usually take a full year to do . I did this one by machine because I needed to get it done ….it is actually for a friend , who purchased the antique top and had me do the quilting . I have lost track of how many I have done this year…I’ll have to look back and add them up, my record was 16 in a year but not sure how many I did this year yet

      • Louise C says:

        Tthank you very much for your answer, it helps me get my ideas straight. I learn so much from you, it was the first time I heard about knife edge binding. And, finally, 4 hours every night in hand-quilting; no wonder you are so good at it. By the way, I saw a lady who uses skin onion papers that she perforates a first time with her machine with no thread in the needle, making a non-stop design (let’s say a medallion, for instance) and then, she pins the square piece of paper to her quilt sandwich and simply follows the design with her sewing machine. The paper is torned afterwards. It could be a solution to the washable ink pens that are not so washable.

  3. Cathie Lanier says:

    Hi, Tim!

    I haven’t had an email from you for a long time. Wondering why. Please let me know if you are having computer trouble or if you have lost my address somehow, or what’s going on? Thanks



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