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Turkey Tracks: Green Drinks

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Turkey Tracks:  April 16, 2016

Green Drinks

Kale, celery, cucumber, white carrots, fresh ginger and tumeric roots, apple, lemon…

…so refreshing, delicious, and healthy.

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April 16, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Turkey Tracks: April Quilty Update

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Turkey Tracks:  April

April Quilty Update

And then there were TWO quiltlets:

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They will go together like this:

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A reminder:  this project is from Katja Marek’s 2016 challenge:  one quilt-let a week.  There are 52 blocks–taken from her book,  THE NEW HEXAGON.  I figure those who started on time are into their 14th week!!  I have a third block cut out and ready to be sewn.  They are so fun to make.

I made seven of the flower blocks while in Charleston for the big hexie quilt, based on Edyta Sitar’s quilt on the cover of her HANDFULS OF SCRAPS.

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These are all from my 2 1/2-inch scrap bin.

I finished the last of the blocks yesterday:

 

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Now, on to the last of the neutrals…

I’m working on a quilt for granddaughter Mina.  AND, I’ve finished seven of the eight FARMER’S WIFE blocks for this month–three more to go and pics will come when I’m finished.

Turkey Tracks: Carroll Rhodes Risk’s Sweaters

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Turkey Tracks:  April

Carroll Rhodes Risk’s Sweaters

Carroll and I went to high school together back in the dark ages.

We reconnected a few years back online.  She loves fiber art as much as I do.

She sent me these pics of two sweaters she made that she especially loved.

Oh my goodness!!  They are quite something, aren’t they?

I thought you’d like to see them, so…ENJOY!

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April 16, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Turkey Tracks: Tula Pink’s Modern Quilt Blocks

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Turkey Tracks:

Tula Pink’s Modern Quilt Blocks

I am intrigued by “modern” quilting.

Tula Pink’s work is a lovely example of a collection of “modern” quilt blocks that float in a communal “sea” of, usually, a light color, that lets each block also shine on its own.

It’s a bit like the meta-narrative of today:  be an individual inside the community.

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The fabrics today are gorgeous–even though the bolts are not as wide and the griege not as sturdy and the fabric costs more per yard.

The good news is that fat quarters are plenty big enough to make these “individual” blocks.

Here’s what one of Tula Pink’s looks like.  See, it’s all about the fabrics.

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And look!!  Minimal quilting in this block.  (That’s not usually true for modern quilts though.)

So, what do I do with all the “old” fabrics I already have?

I will keep using them–and I will try some times to put them into blocks that “float” more than blocks in a traditional quilt where blocks link up to make patterns and secondary patterns across the quilt.

Truth to tell, I like both ways of quilting, so will continue to do both.

Meanwhile, I’m celebrating this quilty development because I was really sick of the geometric/medallion quilt that has been quilted to death that has won all the shows in recent years.

It’s long past time for a change.

Written by louisaenright

April 16, 2016 at 5:37 pm