Tim Holtz — Line one… parts 2 and 4

March 8th, 2014

I have made a total of 4 quilts from this line of fabric. It is the first line of fabric by the famous Tim Holtz of the crafty/scrapbooky world for Coats and Clark.

Tim Holtz 4.1

Tim Holtz 4.2

Tim Holtz 4.4

tim holtz 4.3

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The above shots are from Quilt No.4 which, by the way, was lost by FedEx for about 2 weeks! Gladly I can report that it arrived where it was supposed to and will be in a major quilting magazine soon. Phew! It was a close one. I have always used FedEx and have been very happy with them up and until now. I did learn some things to do that I will always do from now on.  I will state the full value on the form just to be sure that if they DO lose it, I get reimbursed for it. I discovered that if you don’t write a value down, you will be lucky to get $100 for it. And that would have made me very unhappy. Thankfully, I didn’t have to go that route. I will make sure that I put the address on the inside too. I probably should have been doing that the whole time, but I was lazy about it.

Anyway that is the story on the No.4.  This post is mostly about No. 2 which is in the current issue of Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts. Again I am behind on posting this. I got my issue of the mag quite some time back but the quilt itself didn’t get back until a few days after No. 4 went off to another magazine.  And then there are those patterns I am working on writing for my Sisters classes. Oh, and a project for Free Spirit that was needed…..oh, in a WEEK….(that was a tough one..some pictures for you when I am told I can share).  As well as all the everyday stuff around here. Yup, it’s been a busy beginning to the year.

So here’s what the issue looks like when you are scouring the quilt shops and newsstands for it (hopefully it is still out there!).

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With their great photography—all clean and professional.

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and here at home—all natural….including some spider webs I didn’t notice when I took the picture below!

Tim Holtz 2.1

and here’s the back, where you get to see BIG chunks of the line.

Tim Holtz 2.2

On this one,  I used only the prints from the line.  On Quilt No. 4 I used something else, because as much as I have enjoyed most of the prints in this line, after FOUR quilts in only one line of fabric, I am burnt out on it.  I will be doing another quilt in Tim’s next line soon, and I am glad to be moving on from this one.  I am looking forward to mixing in some of these prints with other lines.

And in case you were wondering about Quilt No. 1 and Quilt No. 3, I talked about Quilt No. 1  here and apparently,  I didn’t post about No. 3 at all…my bad!   I just tried looking for the patterns that I wrote up for quilts No. 1 and 3 on the Coats site…....and I can’t find them anywhere. Hopefully I will be able to find them and let you know about them, but for now they are lost in cyberspace.

Anyway, that’s it for now. I need to get back to finishing up my taxes, getting caught up on massive paperwork, etc.. More fabric to share soon and some new (ish) books to share as well….plus a fun giveaway for a useful tool in the studio as well.

Happy Sewing!

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to “Tim Holtz — Line one… parts 2 and 4”

  1. Leaon 08 Mar 2014 at 6:37 pm

    That fabric is awesome! I am so glad you’re block arrived safely. The arrow quilt is fabulous! Love it.

  2. Jean Fon 08 Mar 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Looking good! I can’t wait to see how you mix the fabric with other lines. That will be fun!

  3. rosaon 09 Mar 2014 at 7:34 am

    Gorgeous fabrics ,the one with watches caught my eye and your quilt is just fantastic.Have a fun day!!

  4. Benon 01 Apr 2014 at 6:31 am

    I really like the Eclectic Elements line, and I like what you have done with it here too.

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