Turkey Tracks: January 11, 2016
Quilty Update January 2016
I am happily enjoying my winter quilting time.
The “mother ship is growing.”
The center is done and I “m moving out to the side flowers. This project is from Edyta Sitar’s Handfuls of Scraps.
I am using my box of 2 1/2 inch squares and, when needed, 2 1/2 inch strips for this quilt. I am addicted to English Paper Piecing.
The second of the two granddaughter BRIGHT quilts is on the long arm, and is about 1/3 done.
I cut the top and bottom borders down to the size of the purple and blue borders–and I like that better. The center block is one of Bonnie Hunter’s–Criss Cross. The rest are my invention using leftover blocks from other projects and ones I made to go with this quilt.
“Allietore” is growing on my design wall…
I am really loving this quilt. I found a black fabric with little red wiggles, almost like polka dots but much more widely spaced for the outer border. I have a nice gold for the inner border. I want to quilt it in an “old gold” thread–so am thinking of a medium grey for the backing… The binding will be red.
I’ve finished the first two Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt blocks. They are so intricate that foundation piecing is the way to go. I have not foundation pieced in a few years, so there has been a reminder learning curve. Here’s “Addie” and “Aimee.” Each one took at least three hours as I struggled along… Hopefully that will get better. LOVE these blocks in contemporary fabrics.
The camera is distorting “Aimee”; it’s perfectly straight.
We are to do two blocks a week in our little group who are participating…
Thursday will be the monthly “sit and sew” from 9 to 3 or so with Coastal Quilters’ members. I’ve gotten out my Bernina from the attic, test run her, and boxed her up in her carry case for the day. I’m going to spend the day playing with the “crumb” bag–making sashing for the cheddar quilt that is in pieces on the spare bed in my office.
This kind of play is fun, creative, and relaxing for me.
I hope January is bringing such joy to each of you!