A New Teddy Quilt Shaping Up

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I think I posted this picture of Teddy watching me quilt a while ago.

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I am in the process of making a quilt based on the photo

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I have a lot more to do before I am ready to quilt it but it is a good start ….

My Mackintosh Rose quilt will be at AQS quilt week in Grand Rapids MI August 10-13 and in Des Moines Iowa October 5 – 8

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I’ll let you know if it wins anything🙂

A few people have asked about the Crayola markers I have been using ….some have said they did not wash out for them so I decided to do a test on white fabric to show my results.

Here I marked the fabric

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and here it is after a wash and a quick pressing

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I have never had any problems….but it never hurts to test your fabric first

Happy Quilting

Tim

AQS Quilt Week

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My hand quilted reindeer snowflake quilt will be at a few AQS Quilt Week events soon.

First it will be in Syracuse NY July 29 – Aug I http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/syracuse/

next in Grand Rapids MI August 12 – 15  http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/grand-rapids/#tab1

I probably will not make it to the NY show but I do plan to be in Grand Rapids (only about an hour drive)  unfortunately AQS shows do not allow dogs🙂

Teddy will not be able to attend,

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but he did spend some time relaxing on the quilt.

I am still working on my other project so I don’t have any quilt updates…..but I will soon.

I always have garden pictures this time of year. Here are pictures I took this evening. (click pictures to enlarge)

Happy quilting

Tim

Driveway paved with AQS winnings

I was honored to win the Best hand workmanship award at AQS Quilt week in Grand Rapids. (you can see the quilt here https://timquilts.com/2013/08/14/aqs-grand-rapids-2/) Today the November issue of  American Quilter Magazine arrived in the mail.  My quilt is on page 63. It is very exciting to see one of my quilts in a magazine!

I decided to use the winnings from the quilt to pave my driveway.

If you remember it was a rutted gravel drive.

Driveway soon to be paved using my winnings from AQS!

Driveway soon to be paved using my winnings from AQS!

Now it looks great….I almost look forward to shoveling snow….OK I’m over it

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here is the parking area in the back

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There are still a few flowers in the garden, but the season is winding down.  (click pictures to enlarge)

Today Teddy felt like having his picture taken…he jumped up in his chair and posed

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I need to get back to work on my whole cloth quilt!

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Happy Quilting

Tim

I won best hand workmanship!

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I submitted my Tree of life to AQS in Grand Rapids….and I won best hand workmanship!!   see the results here http://aqsshows.com/AQSGrandRapids/contests/2013-winners-announced/

and here are a bunch of pictures of the quilt (click to enlarge)

I am so excited!!

Happy Quilting

Tim

Good News, updates, garden

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I got my acceptance letter today From AQS for my Tree of Life Whole Cloth Quilt.   It will be in the Grand Rapids Michigan AQS show Aug 14 – 17

This quilt was also at AQS in Lancaster PA earlier this year.  I hope for a better result this time🙂

Here are some pictures (click to enlarge)

I have been working on the scrappy bow tie/ snowball quilt.

This is a variation on a pattern called snowball.  here is the original pattern

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A full quilt would look like this

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If you look at one quarter of a unit it looks like this

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and several together is like the quilt I am working on

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Here are some update pictures of the quilt (click to enlarge) Teddy was “Helping”

The baby Robins are growing

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So is the garden

Happy Quilting

Tim