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Turkey Tracks: “Bee Beauty” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  October 6, 2015

“Bee Beauty” Quilt

I finished the “Bee Beauty” Quilt.

I have so loved working on it.

You may recall that I spent the summer making light/dark 4-patch blocks out of my 2-inch square scrap bin.  Here’s one use of those four patches.  There were about 6000 squares in that bin, and I wound up with about 1600 4-patch blocks.

You may also recall that this block is a Bonnie Hunter block–as she designed a quilt using this block for the American Patchwork and Quilting 2015 scrappy challenge–using 4-patch blocks.  (Bonnie’s web site is at quiltville.com.)

This pic of the quilt is not great, but I have fallen in love with it and will save it for a grandchild.


Here is a block.  I quilted with limey green thread with the “Lovely” pantograph by Denise Schillenger.


The backing fabric I’ve had for a long time, and I’m pleased with how it worked with the front of this quilt.  I chose the dark purples and limey greens from the backing fabric:


The backing has a strip of this block to make up for not having enough of the backing fabric.


Here’s a corner so you can see the binding and border fabrics:


It’s just such a fun, lively quilt:


I like it so much I’m going to make it with a cheddar background:


I can see red sashing, I think.  Mercy!!


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  1. Louisa, as usual you have produced a beautiful quilt.
    I said it before you definitely have a good eye for colour.
    Looking forward to seeing it with the cheddar background.
    Happy quilting!


    October 20, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    • Thanks. I’ve been working at making the four-patch square in a square blocks. Need about 20 more. They’re coming out really pretty.


      October 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

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