More Book Covers

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I made a few more book covers to try out different fabrics.

This one a a faux suede upholstery fabric

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this one is Batik

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I like the suede look fabric…it is very thick but the treadle machine goes through it pretty well.     I think I’ll make a few more.

Teddy was guarding the garden today.

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Doesn’t he look tough?

Here are some new garden pictures (click on pictures to enlarge)

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

 

Book covers

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I had an idea to make some book covers today

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Those of you who think I work fast will get a kick out of this video

Teddy says HI

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Happy Quilting

Tim

Scrap Star Quilt Finished

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I finished the treadle quilting Star quilt that I am calling “table scraps”.

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Some more pictures (click pictures to enlarge)

I am working on some hand quilted  background fill on my blue rose quilt.

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And I put together video of the Treadle machine quilting on the star quilt.

Have a great holiday!

Tim

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Garden Tour

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Teddy and I went for a walk in the garden tonight and Teddy helped me to decide what to photograph.

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We took a lot of pictures (click on pictures to enlarge)

some quilting next time:)

Happy Friday

Tim

Treadle Embroidery

I made a short video of embroidery on a treadle.   I am NOT an expert.  I have done exactly one hooped piece of fabric , what you will see in the video is the complete total of all the embroidery I have ever done but I am posting it to show that it is something that you can do. I will do some more posts on it once I really learn to do it better but for now here is my beginning point.

Happy Stitching

Tim

basting and embroidery

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I used up the remainder of my fabric scraps ( and some new on the sides) to piece a backing.

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Getting it basted

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I’ll Start quilting tomorrow.

I spent a few minutes playing with one of my treadle machines.  I wanted to try embroidery.   It took a bit to get the tension set right and get a feel for it, and still have a way to go on that front.   This is nothing great, just some scribbles, but it was fun to play with and not bad for a test run.

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Back to hand quilting

Happy quilting

Tim

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Table Scraps Star

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I got the star finished.     Every month at my local quilt guild meeting there is a table for members  to give away their unwanted scraps and leftovers.   I made this top with fabrics from that table.

Last time I posted about making the diamonds … see that here https://timquilts.com/2016/06/26/more-piecing-garden-pictures-and-a-video/

Here it is with the setting pieces ready for stitching.

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I sewed it together in 4 sections

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here it is finished

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My original plan was to do a scrappy border with the same fabrics……I have to think about that.  I never use a pattern, I do always start out with an idea of where I am going with a design but I usually make changes and design as I go.    It is 75″ square now, and it might be nice to make it larger so it fits a bed better, but I think I like it as it is.

Now I need to see what I have for a backing.    I’m looking forward to quilting it.

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

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