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Turkey Tracks: “Piecing Heaven” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  January 12, 2015

“Piecing Heaven” Quilt

My downstairs tv sitting room is a favorite place for the dogs.

And, for me.

An outside door sits at this room’s entryway, so the dogs tend to track in outside debris.  (People in Maine don’t wear their outside shoes inside.  Shoes are removed at the door.)

I have a doggie blanket on the couch–which just got recovered not too, too long ago.  But though the blanket does the protection job, it looks so shabby–as you can see below.

So, I decided to use scrappy quilts all over this room instead.  Not always spread out, but folded in key places.

Quilts that could be used, washed, and loved, loved to death.

Here’s the first one–made from my box of 2 1/2 inch strips:  “Piecing Heaven”–because I had so much fun making it.

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Here it is on the back of the couch.  Reynolds Georgia hangs out here a lot.  See how ratty the dog blanket looks?

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Here it is from the back:

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Grandson Kelly picked out the backing fabric last summer, and I can’t wait for him to see it in this quilt.  Likely, if it holds up, this quilt will go to him at some point.

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I used a Bishop’s Fan groovy board and an old gold colored thread–which works fine in the quilt.  Love the Bishop’s Fan pattern.

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The center:

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A random piece…

 

 

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Here’s Gail Nicholson’s quilt on the orange chair–another favorite spot of Reynold’s.

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And, here’s the third quilt in this project–almost ready to come off the design wall.  I love how this quilt is coming out.  This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern, and the border idea is also on her blog:  “Scrappy Trip Around the World.”  Again, I’m using the 2 1/2=inch scrap strips to build this quilt.

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I got this backing fabric–on the long arm–at the Alewives (quilt shop) sale last weekend–40% off.  It will work fine, and the colors work in the big room.  With all the seams on the front, I wanted a solid backing.

 

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  1. Lucky dogs. Those quilts are lovely. I really enjoy your blog.

    Margaret A. Kingsbury

    January 12, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    • I meant lucky dog.

      Margaret A. Kingsbury

      January 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm

  2. Nice Louisa! Can’t believe you let the dogs lie on it. You put fabrics together that I would never think of.

    Janet Kelsey

    January 12, 2015 at 6:17 pm

  3. Happy New Year quilting. The quilt is so cheery in the midst of the snow. I love the spot of sunshine in your quilt. I came back from India late. Still working on step #3 of Mystery Quilt. Moving along except for a stop here & there to read another book & knit another sock. Happy day.

    Margaret-Elaine Jinno

    January 13, 2015 at 8:33 am


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