Turkey Tracks: February 12, 2012
Quilts, Quilts, Quilts: “Star Light, Star Bright”
I’m still quilting like a madwoman.
And, having such a good time making creative use of 10 years of scrap fabric cut into useable pieces.
I sent off three quilts this week.
Here’s “Star Light, Star Bright”–a baby quilt made for a little boy–Meyer James Kelly–who will be born any minute now. The bed gives you some size references.
These blocks are in the “La, La Log Cabin” style, taught to Coastal Quilters by Rhea Butler of Alewives Quilting in Damariscotta, Maine. For the centers, which are deliberately cut “wonky” so the block develops “wonky,” are a set of blocks from a Wynkin, Blikin, and Nod line of fabric that I used in another baby quilt. I loved the blocks so much that I couldn’t bear to toss what was left. I had to make two star blocks–I traced the star on a blue fabric, fused it to the star print, and blanket-stitched around it.
Here’s an upright view:
Here’s a close-up of one of the “Wynkin, Blinkin, and Nod ” blocks–there were different pictures in the blocks:
I quilted with a big meander pattern broken by stars–so it will be soft–and tried one of my curved templates in the border.
I love the orange binding with blue stars. That fabric was a find.
The backing is plain–and I’ve been printing labels and hand sewing them on to the back of the quilt. I like it that I can put in little sayings, poems, how the quilt emerged for me, and so forth–even pictures! You can see both backing and the label in this pic:
So fun! So happy!
2 thoughts on “Turkey Tracks: Quilts, Quilts, Quilts: “Star Light, Star Bright””
I have been looking for fabric for my bedroom curtain and just saw the dark blue seahorse fabric that you backed your quilt with and posted feb. 12th. Could u share with me the name of the fabric so I can see if I can get it online?
You’re in luck. I’ve been ripping selvages off any fabric I start to use–especially if it’s a lot of backing fabric. I want to do something creative with the selvages–probably putting them into another “La La Log Cabin” type of block. Here’s the info you want: Troy Corporation, Riverwoods Collection, “Boys Will Be Boys” by Kathy Brown of The Teacher’s Pet. It’s not really a seahorse motif though–more contemporary. Are you sure you have the right quilt??? I did one of the “La La Log Cabins” that DID have a seahorse print for a backing….it was more navy, lighter blue, and lime green as I recall… Louisa