Saturday, October 8, 2016

Lots and lots

I've been working at completing UFO's.

Border attached, labeled, and gifted. This quilt was for a dear friend of my daughter Amanda.  The little girl's Mom was really happy to recieve such an unexpected gift.
Comment was  "Oh I really wanted a quilt. I've been looking on ebay but they are so expensive. " Both parents were happy and loved the fact the quilt was labeled and signed "Terry Patterson  Archie's  Grama". I figure my Grandson will be around much longer than me.


I really really wanted my Grandmother's  mangle.  !!! Oh how I wanted it.

I remember sitting in her basement as she used an iron that looked as though it belonged in a dry cleaners.  What I wouldn't have  given for  that as I  pieced this monster backing all from the stash.

The backing is for this one and the borders are on and it is booked  in with the long arm quilter.  I also have the binding ready to go when it gets back.

Lots of treadling during the Rugby League finals.

Two long sides of the piano key borders attached to my version of Bonnie Hunter's  Rick Rack Nine's quilt.

The blocks are constructed from rows of swaped strips made of  6  2" squares stitched in a row.
I worked on the block assembly during my hip/broken pelvis recovery . That was the winter of 2015 here in Australia. Figured it was time to finish and move on.

Just finished my second cup of coffee and have a quilt in the wash ready to peg out so enjoy your weekend and good bye for now.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Silver Lining

I have a cold that has been hanging on way too long.

The tray beside my chair shows what's been happening between snneezles and snuffles.

It all started with Pintrest. Lots of guilt free hours resting. The temptation to try some OTT  (over the top) Embroidery. The new revival of crazy quilting style stitching sent me in search of embroidery floss.

A zip lock bag of unknown origin held proximity 40 skeins of stranded cotton.  Purples and pinks suggest it was not from my Mom.

Two skeins of Peri-Lusta from a British company which closed in 1934 reinforced my suspicions.

Coats and Clark's priced at 5 cents

J. P. price

J.P. Coats  deluxe  15 cents

Lots of D.M.C.      The multiples of colours suggest these skiens were bought for a project. I hope the stitcher completed her embroidery and enjoyed it.

While I'm not happy about the cold I am enjoying the time to explore something new.

Enjoy whatever your up to.   Terry

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Quilting in the Wild West

During a recent visit with my brother Matt and SinL Debbie  I was treated to trips to the two local quilt shops.  More later.

First let me tell you they live in the real west  cowboy country.  Wyoming has the lowest population  per size of any state in the U.S. A lot of Wyoming's land mass is national parks which includes The Grand Teton range and Yellowstone.

They live 3 hrs from Yellowstone but the view from their family room is amazing.

The light and time of day provided an evey changing view of the Rockies.  The view and tranquility were wonderful . A great place to chill with much loved family.

Back to the quilt shops. The valley my brother liv=s in is Thayne  the small village has a grocery store ,post office ( boxes only no delivery)  , they currently have a pharmacy and a New Version of a General Store.

I didn't get a shot of the outside but here is the inside.

There quilting section is to the left in the photo and just as you enter the large "Gereral Store".  The rocking chair and BBQ were a small sample of the diversity of merchandice on offer ...... including tools and gardening supplies.

From a quilters point of view great stop for everyone including husbands! I wonder who'd finish shopping first?

The town of Afton also near by boasts the largest elk horn arch. Yes it is made of real elk horns. The bucks shed them in the spring each year and have become a local icon.

View of the Quilt shop window this time I forgot to take a shot of the inside. The Quilt Shop was as expected ......UNTIL. you got to the last 10 feet.  Can you guess? No ? It was also the local Party Store spots, stripes and baloons. .

No shop space was wasted in the "Wild West "

After all this was Radiator Springs.

If it had wheels and a motor Courtesy Ford  sells it.     Radiator Springs is the town featured in Disney's movie Cars. Check with all boys under12.

There was fabric shopping

The neutral with the pine trees and the text that says love you are both from the WILD WEST.

The rest of the fabrics were from the vist with my youngest brother Dan .

On the sewing front onlt 15 hexies for June and July

Dinner Bell just rang so until next time.