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Turkey Tracks: “Foxy Blue” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  April 2015

“Foxy Blue” Quilt

It’s official.  “Foxy Blue” was delivered, by SIL Maryann Enright, last Sunday.

This BIG quilt (97 inches square) does not photograph well in its entirety.  It’s much more subtle than the light/dark the camera is picking up.

The focus fabric is a Foxglove pattern–thus the name.

I wanted to make a low-impact quilt, Kaffe Fasset style, and to use my blue 2 1/2-inch squares.  (I have a whole BIG box of these squares left.)

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I chose a batik backing that works really well.  It sort of glows.  And a sort of seafoam binding.  You can also see that I mixed hourglass/broken dishes blocks into the borders, which gave, I think, a lot of visual interest.

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Here’s a good shot of the focus fabric.

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And one of the movement in the quilt.

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The corners.  I used a pantograph called Hyancith Grande that I’ve had for some time.  It’s by Patricia Ritter.  And I used a low-contrast thread.  The quilting came out really well.

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Another view:

 

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And another:

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The middle is comprised of the stash squares, with no attempt made to order them in any way in terms of light and dark.

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It’s a beautiful quilt…

Love, too, the bits of purple foxglove that punctuate the quilt.

Written by louisaenright

April 22, 2015 at 4:16 pm

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  1. Lovely!

    Sent from my iPhone

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    June Derr

    April 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm

  2. Exquisitely done! This turned out swimmingly!

    creaturecomfortquilts

    April 22, 2015 at 5:18 pm

  3. This is absolutely breathtaking!! You’ve worked in “my” colors; it is somehow simultaneously exciting/energizing and soothing! And i just LOVE the foxglove fabric! Overall, a smashing success!! So proud of you, louisa!! hugs to the artist!!

    judith brill

    April 22, 2015 at 10:01 pm


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