Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Delectable Spring Mountains Terry's way

DELECTABLE MOUNTAINS
TERRY'S WAY
A TUTORIAL IN PICTURES: PART 1 CUTING AND PREPARING.
Use 5"squares of Background and accent fabrics
right sides together
This is what I drafted twice on a piece of paper
to make FPP copies


Pin a printed FPP paper on the background side
only need two pins

Stitch on the inside and outside sewing lines
in 3  squares only



Trim on the outside lines to 4.5"

Cut in half vertically

cut into quarters horizontally


Separate the unstitched squares,
 cut the BG piece into a 1 7/8" square.



Cut the accent fabric in half on the diagonal


Cut the sewn squares in half to make
6 units


This is what you should have 

remove the papers 

Trim the corners of the 6 squares

At this point I usually staple the units together and place them in a bag (these are my "peanuts") When I am ready to sew, take one remove the staple and begin the next step,
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PART 2: CONSTRUCTION AND SEWING:

Start laying out the blocks with the small square
at the top on point
Begin chain piecing blocks into towsies starting from the
lower triangle  on the right
but not the square block at the top yet

Build up the blocks with the colored fabrics
 facing inwards and the ends facing down
as shown
Add the plain square the the top of the first
row of blocks.

CUT 5" SQUARES ONCE ON THE DIAGONAL
FOR THE BODY OF THE TRIANGLES.

Press the pieced units seam allowances towards the lower triangles except for the plain square, press them up towards the block
Join the twosies together making sure they all face the correct way
Add the shorter pieced unit to the left of the body triangle,
finger press seams towards the larger piece




Add the larger pieced unit to the right. but the seams at the top
to help them square up.


Should look  like this.










Completed block
CUT BACKGROUND SQUARES 7 3/4" ONCE DIAGONALLY
TO MAKE THE LARGER TRIANGLE TO COMPLETE THE BLOCK

SHOW AND TELL


Bonus quilt using fat quarters.

Christie Dillon designs two different p2p's
Quilted on my Statler Supreme "Sadie"
Spring Mountain complete
(almost just needed the binding)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

SAYING GOOD BYE TO OUR BELOVED LULI 2003-2018

2003 a very Young Jaqui and Luli

Luli after 10 years.
Our very sick and 105 yr old Luli on her last day 12/9/18

Our last hugs and kisses

My last hugs and kisses

Jaqui holding luli in her final moments 




Fresh from the poochie parlour

Snug as a bug on a rug.

She loved to sit on the quilts when she could

A rare moment on Nuni's lap


Posing for a picture


A Summer haircut when she was young

A sweeter dog would be hard to find, she was the light and joy in our lives.
For the first few years she was Jaqui's sidekick wherever she went, but during Jaqui's years overseas, she was my baby, till we decided that she would be with me forever while Jaqui started her family.



She has been by my side ever since, my shadow, my companion, my friend and cuddly toy she was with me wherever I could take her, she was admired by strangers along the way and loved by friends and family, a Joy and a delight to have such a treasure of a delightful Tibetan Spaniel.

We will love and miss her from now on always. Thanks for the memories.
This is how we will remember best.

GOODBY SWEET LULI.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

WHAT I HAVE BEEN UP TO IN THE SUMMER OF 2018
BALANCE : for a small quilt challenge, it is on show at the
AACI in Jerusalem till the 26th July 

Another small quilt for a challenge
from the IQA shown at the summer workshop

African Savannah is finally finished
quilting and all 


Some closeups of the quilting 

Another close up of more quilting including the border


The Back of the Savannah quilt, its ust a nice as the front. 

This a from a pattern by Margaret Kirkby from
Logans Fabrics in Sydney. Just completed it and love it.
I am going to add a sleeve and hang it up in the studio
for a while



Presently working on two projects, Applique for the border of the blue and white quilt
 Sadie ( the longarm) is otherwise occupied these  days so I am challenging myself to 
use needle and thread, not something I do often,so it is certainly is a challenge for me.






Thursday, May 10, 2018

SOME NEW WORKS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS FOR 2018


Another Jenny Doan inspired quilt using my scraps
This quilt is for sale at nis3,000.

Had a showing of the quilts recently
here I am with some of my pieces.

Shhh! my quilt in progress for a blue and white challenge
still a work in progress

Oz needs a new quilt and he chose
Leopards as his theme. needs to be quilted.

A little chap needs a home with an American doll mom
So he will be on his way soon

Another JD inspired quick and easy (4Hrs) quilt top for a
baby gift.