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Turkey Tracks: “Isn’t This Fun?” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  October 8, 2014

“Ain’t This Fun?” Quilt

 

Look what’s on my long arm today.

“Isn’t This Fun?”

I made the blocks last March when I spent a week with my long-time quilting friends in Williamsburg, Virginia.  We’ve been quilting together for close to twenty years now.

For years I’ve been clipping the selvage edges of new fabric and ripping a strip.  And, saving uneven strips left over from cutting or ripping a straight edge across the top of fabric.  I gathered up the HUGE MOUND of these strips and took them to Virginia and about 100 blocks came home with me at the end of the week.

Here’s the resulting quilt top–the lattice work and border treatment ideas came from Bonnie Hunter’s quilt “Tulip Fields” in her book STRING FLING.

 

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Here’s a close-up of some of the blocks:

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I’m quilting with a lime green thread…

I’m really enjoying this project.

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  1. I just love this. I shared this one my face book page so some of my quilting friends could enjoy your work also.

    trkingmomoe

    October 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

  2. Louisa. I LOVE this quilt!!

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    Rebecca Hokkanen

    October 8, 2014 at 6:24 pm

  3. I think this one is exceptionally striking! Want to sell it to me?? Or is it a ready spoken for?? Beautiful Lovey!!

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    June Derr

    October 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

  4. Love this quilt. About 3 years ago I took all the selvedge edges off fabric in my stash and did a selvedge quilt that I really like. But do wish now I had added a bit more color after seeing your quilt.

    lsatkow

    October 16, 2014 at 6:57 pm


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