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.



Vireya said...

Lucky girl who received that tumbler quilt!
Isn't it a great feeling to get UFOs done?

Ulla said...

I like the scrappy look of your tumblers and 9-patches, and the huge quilt is a beauty. It must feel nice to have so many finishes after a long time.

ria vogelzang said...

Love to read your blog again!!
Such a gorgeous gift; that tumbler quilt.
Enjoy finishing those beauties; they are beautiful!
And enjoy your weekend.
Love from the Netherlands, Ria.
(glad to be back.... ;) ...).

Rachaeldaisy said...

Go Terry!! You're doing well to tackle your UFOs. What a great response to your gifted quilt. I love that you signed it as Archie's Grama. Your other quilts are beautiful too so it will be great to see them finished so they can be loved and used.