Request and Dedication

Quilt Dots! Round 2

I am very happy to announce that Quilt Dots has created a second collection of Timna Tarr Quilt Dots - sets of 6 and 9 pins and magnets.  I just love this collection. It's very representative of my quilt life - from traditional to pretty modern - but apparently I like to to use the same colors across the board!

Timna Tarr Tied Together 9

My newest finished piece, "Tied Together", is even represented.

Tied Together

Quilt Dots is giving away patterns, fabrics, and many Quilt Dots products this week. Click here, to enter! You can also read a short interview with me, and then you will know why I took this photo a few days ago.

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Quilt Dots Giveaway

Look what came in my mail today - Quilt Dots with my quilts on them! The tins each contain a set of six magnets. There is also a set of six pins. I knew they would be cute, but they are about 1" in diameter and adorable!  QuiltDots

How would you like to win a set of 6 magnets? Leave a comment here before Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern time (U.S. residents only, please) answering this question:

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? 

Mine is mashed potatoes (the white kind - I hate sweet potatoes) and pumpkin pie.

I'll draw one name out of a hat next Monday and contact you if you are the winner!

Show and Tell

This summer I have been GSD - Getting S#*! Done. Here is my little Show and Tell of what I have been working on. I am happy to say that I have three finished quilts to show for it. First up, "Request and Dedication". Also Known As "the record quilt" or "the spinning plate quilt".

Request and Dedication Timna Tarr 75″x75″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

I learned a tremendous amount while working on this quilt and I am very glad it is finished.

Request and Dedication - detail Timna Tarr 75″x75″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

"Strung Along II, Log Cabin Var." is string pieced onto a muslin foundation and is the second in a series. "Strung Along" being the first. I am sure I will make more of these. I love the improvisational piecing, and working with scraps of fabric. Scrappy quilts sing to me in a way that more planned quilts do not.

Strung Along II: Log Cabin var. Timna Tarr 44"″x51″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

Strung Along II: Log Cabin var. - detail Timna Tarr 44"″x51″ 2013 photo by Stephen Petegorsky

And just in the last few weeks I made this little river/mountain quilt. This may be the closest I ever get to making a landscape quilt. It is a montage of snapshots of the Happy Valley in which I live.

Valley Snapshots Timna Tarr 36.5″x32″ 2013

Valley Snapshots - detail Timna Tarr 36.5″x32″ 2013

This little landscape has already sparked a series, as I have pieced together another top based on the river/mountain premise.

Now, if only my desk were cleaned off and my paperwork was filed away, I would really feel as if I accomplished something.