Turkey Tracks: April 20, 2015
“Scrappy Streak” Quilt
It occurs to me that I never put finished pics of this quilt up on the blog–though I finished it back in the winter–and am enjoying using it so much.
I apologize for the rug, but it would take two extra people to hold this quilt up for viewing…
I love the graphic nature of this very simple quilt–and it was made with the leftover (now small) pieces of the 2 1/2-inch strips that I used to make the big log cabin and the Bonnie Hunter “scrappy trip” pattern (free on her blog) this past winter. I am loving having these quilts downstairs. They are so colorful and welcoming and so much better than the old dog blanket that used to protect the couch. (The dogs do bring in a lot of mud, especially in mud season.)
I got the backing on sale at, I think, Marge Hallowell’s Mainely Sewing in Nobleboro. And I quilted with my clam shell groovy boards. (This traditional quilt pattern does not fare well with pantographs–at least not in my hands.)
The red border fabric is from a piece I’ve had for over 12 or more years. Ideas about quilts change over the years, and I no longer wanted to make the quilt for which this fabric had been purchased. So… It’s brilliant in this quilt.
Here’s a final view of the graphic nature of this quilt:
Quilts like these three quilts all made from my 2 1/2-inch fabric strips remind me over and over of other quilts I have made. Invariably, seeing a fabric from another quilt makes me smile.
This quilt is No 113 and was finished probably in February.