Blog for 2018
A look back at my creations and news for 2018!

Terrie Hancock Mangat is, well, … now that I think about it, hard to describe. For one, she is a fabric designer.  As have many others, I love her fabrics.  They’re crazy wild.  When it comes to embellishing fabrics, she is a leader in the quilt world. She is a spectacular artist when it comes to fabrics and fibers and textures and paints. She is also a resident of Taos, and a guild member here. I have accumulated quite a stash of her stuff, much of it in the form of large scraps. I finally got them all out and with no plan, as usual, started putting them together in a way that hopefully would have some sense of cohesiveness in the end.  I don’t usually post photos of the processes I go through, but I will here.

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That busy fabric behind the diamond shapes…it’s now part of the backing. Didn’t work on the front. I like busy, but that was too much.

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I made the little circles using the piece-lique technique, solids and Alison Glass fabrics. AG fabrics also in the middle column. The large diamonds were made to provide a focal point for the many clever designs in Terrie’s Rio Grande fabric. (Hence the quilt name.)

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Then I thought I’d hone my wedge skills. Ay-yi-yi. They still need work. Each wedge has strips ranging from 1/4″ to 1.25″. It was nuts. Then I made a template to go around the wedges. Lots of wasted fabric figuring that out.

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Still not pieced together for the most part, I tried that stuff on the outer edges. I was trying to use up left over pieces from a previous quilt. They did not work AT ALL. 86 all the hours spent making those. At this point, I moved the columns with the piece-lique out to the sides.

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Things started coming together once I did that. Those round template things, though…ugh. I suspect I will try to avoid those in the future.

The rest of these photos are just close ups. Enjoy!

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Here come the EIGHT diamonds, fair warning.

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The top border…

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The Bridge over the Rio Grande:

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The wedges….

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And my attempt at creative camouflage….I accidentally tore fabric while moving my longarm hopping foot – not once, not twice, but three times. So that was a depressing 24 hours. It was impossible to hide these flaws so I decided to accentuate them with hot pink embroidery thread.

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and just for fun…

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This quilt, along with 11 other of my quilts, and a bunch done by two other local quilters are currently hanging in the Trading Post Italian Restaurant (now there’s a contradiction in terms) until May, 2018. Stop in if you come to the high desert!

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Thanks for the look!

Debbie

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