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!!