Turkey Tracks: February 24, 2016
Snow Day Quilting
It’s a kind of a snow day.
We had wet, slick snow early, followed by ice, followed now by rain–and temps are rising.
The Coastal Quilters Sit and Sew cancelled for this morning, wisely. People come from far away here in rural Maine, and the early roads were not good.
I did get out for my haircut, but am now hunkered down with the pleasure of sewing to my heart’s content.
These 30 quilt blocks are ready to sew together:
Is this wild or what?
Here’s a close-up:
I have not decided about a small border yet. It seems wild enough. What do you think???
I have a great backing fabric for this quilt.
These are Bonnie Hunter’s block from the 2015 “American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine” four-patch challenge.
This is my second quilt using this block. This one is set in cheddar fabric and surrounded by sashings made from my “crumb” bag.
(I don’t think the crumb bag is going down in size; I’m pretty sure those crumbs are breeding during the dark of night. But I adore sewing them into something fun.)
I had to make fourteen more sashings, so I found my self organizing the crumbs into piles that stopped all the mindless pawing through off of them.)
I pulled off fabrics that I thought would work in Bonnie’s Wild and Goosey block:
I now have TWO of these. And I’m thinking they will make a third “bright” quilt for Bryan and Corinne’s youngest. I’ll put up pics of the first two “brights” after they have been gifted.
I’ll use sashings to surround each block–maybe a bit wider than the cross sashing in the block’s middle. It will be one fabric, not scrappy. That will make these little blocks pop out nicely.
I AM PUTTING THE BINDING ON “ALLIETORE,” and it’s glorious. Bonnie hit this one right out of the ball park.