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Turkey Tracks: “Ailey Loves Lighthouses” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  October 27, 2014

“Ailey Loves Lighthouses” Quilt


About 9 years ago, Denise Lanier, one of my Virginia quilting friends–with whom I have been quilting for something just shy of twenty years–gave me set of lighthouse blocks.

We had just moved to Maine, and she had just visited us in our new home.

The blocks sat pinned to my design wall for all that time.  Can you believe it?  I just could not find the right setting for these clever little blocks.  Either additional blocks detracted from them or the colors were too dark.

Then, along came Ailey, who adores our lighthouses.  And, along came all the polka dot fabrics…  And, at some point, the polka dots came close to the lighthouses.  Magic ensued.

Here’s what happened:



I’ll quilt it with a lime green thread–and will keep the quilting very simple and away from the lighthouses.  And it will be bound with another blue polka dot fabric I have.

Can’t wait to see it finished.

Written by louisaenright

October 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm

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  1. Lovely! I think your color choices are perfect!–the brighter sashings and the cornerstones just accentuate and “pop” the lighthouses!! ps Never feel bad for not completing any artistic endeavor in what others may consider a timely manner. I truly believe our projects “speak” to us as we go along; and sometimes, you need to live with something for a while, and consider all the possibilities for the next step. Obviously, the wait was worth it here- just look at your sparkling piece! Brava!

    judith brill

    October 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

  2. Whereas it did come out really cute. Ailey will love it. The light houses really pop in the polls for fabric you picked. Just love this quiet.

    Susan Heath

    October 27, 2014 at 6:45 pm

  3. Lovely! I love lightbouses. Can’t wait to see it.

    Janet Kelsey

    October 27, 2014 at 7:12 pm

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