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Turkey Tracks: “Songbird” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  June 25, 2014

Songbird Quilt


A baby quilt for a little girl!

Niece Lucy Howser Stevens was due in June with my great niece…

Here’s the fabric with which I started.  I fell in love with the large print last fall at Marge Hallowell’s Maine-ly sewing in Nobleboro, Maine, and knew I’d use it in a baby quilt.  Then, while at Maine-ly Sewing, at a January sale day, I saw these polka dot fabrics.  Of course they were NOT on sale!  As the large print was still in the store, I was able to determine that the polka dots would work.  Friend Gail Nicholson saw the BIG polka dots and said she was sure they would work really well with the little ones.  So I bought that fabric too.



Here’s the finished quilt–which I sent off last week.  Five days to Wyoming…


“Songbird” is a nice size, too–which you can tell when it’s on a queen-sized bed.


Here are some close-ups:



I like the low-contrast of many of the nine-patch blocks in this quilt as they allow the big print and some of the big polka dot fabrics to shine.



Here’s the center:


The backing is pink polka dot:


And the pantograph was Anne Bright’s “12-inch Simple Feathers.”  I really like the soft, feminine curves in this pantograph.


The quilting came out really nicely in this quilt.  I used a soft cream thread.

So there you have it:  “Songbird” quilt for a little girl, Willamina Grace, who, I hope, will sing through her life.

Written by louisaenright

June 25, 2014 at 10:57 am

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  1. awww. this quilt is so precious! we gals in this family (myself and my two daughters) are all big polka-dot fans. The younger daughter (now 26- eek! when did that happen??) still calls them “polka-spots,” as she did when she was a bitty thing 🙂
    i just love your focus fabric, and your wish for this new baby Willamina, “who, I hope, will sing through her life.” Your sweetness shines on! Well done!! hugs to you!

    judith brill

    June 25, 2014 at 11:50 am

  2. That is a great quilt. I always love dots and your use was superb. The songbird fabric is lovely. I can see why you bought it Thanks for sharing. Rebecca

    Sent from my iPad


    Rebecca Hokkanen

    June 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

  3. Beautiful, Louisa! I’m trying to figure out how to use the new contemporary fabrics and this helps! What a lucky little girl.

    Janet Kelsey

    June 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

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