Friday, July 11, 2014

Tim Latimer Does it Again!

Vintage 1930s New York Beauty top, hand quilted by Tim Latimer
It was a lot of fun seeing Tim Latimer's progress as he was finishing this vintage New York Beauty top. The phenomenal, hand-quilting lefty from Lansing, Michigan wrote about the project from start to finish in his very popular blog at It was the second top he finished for me, and actually the fifth piece of his work I have acquired. I also have a small quilt from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, a large fans variant set like a New York Beauty, another small quilt made from leftovers of the fans quilt, and the other vintage top he hand quilted for me.

On June 6th, he posted a blog entry about remaking this scrappy, yellow, blue and white New York Beauty top to reduce the distortion and get it to flatten out for quilting. On July 1st, it was finished. Tim wasn't just lightning-quick, though. His work is absolutely beautiful, and he created an original design especially for the quilt! It is the last quilt I will send to my publishers, Quiltmania in France, for my book about New York Beauty quilts. So, if you want to learn more about it, you will eventually be able to find details in the book. Stay tuned... ;)


  1. Another great job by Tim. He does such beautiful work and I commend him for bringing tops to life. Thanks for giving him the opportunity to save this one.

  2. You are lucky to have Tim who was willing to "fix" the quilt before the quilting. That may well have been as much work as the quilting! So this is to be #70. Carry on!!! as well all want to read this book.

  3. What a gorgeous quilt all the way around. Tim's design is dead solid perfect. Congratulations to you both!