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Turkey Tracks: Snow Day Quilting

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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:

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Is this wild or what?

Here’s a close-up:

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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:

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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.

 

Written by louisaenright

February 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm

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  1. Gorgeous! How about a dk red tonal to match the corner blocks just for a place to rest the eyes?. Love the goosey block too. Truly amazing.

    quilterkelse

    February 26, 2016 at 7:31 am

    • Thanks, Jan. I’m going to sew it together and see what I think. I agree that it may need a place to “rest the eyes.” It’s super busy!!

      louisaenright

      February 26, 2016 at 10:25 am

  2. Dear Louisa…
    Just stumbled across your blog…looks like we are “neighbahs!” Just love this quilt…the colors are fabulous. I think I might be really jealous…does that quilting machine belong to you? If so, how blessed you are! So far I just have a wooden quilting frame…but have done some machine quilting on my sewing machine as well. So glad I found your blog…I will be back!
    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

    Laura

    March 1, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    • Thanks for reading my blog, Laura. And for commenting. The long arm, “Lucy,” does belong to me. I purchased it with an inheritance from my mother some years back. Before Lucy, I quilted some quilts on my domestic machine and sent some out to be quilted. Since I like to make big, functional quilts best, the long-arm has worked well for me as I can do more quilts in a shorter time. I love the piecing step the best of all.

      louisaenright

      March 7, 2016 at 1:21 pm


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