Turkey Tracks: June 28, 2016
Mina’s Quilt: “Sugar and Spice”
I mailed granddaughter Mina’s “big girl” quilt to her last week.
The fabrics are an older collection of Kaffe Fasset prints that I bought some years back at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Norfolk/Hampton, Virginia. The block is a “snowball” block.
The tiny triangles in the border mostly come from the corners of the snowball blocks. But, of course, I had to make more. I used my trusty Easy Angle ruler to make fairly quick work of that task. And, I credit Bonnie Hunter’s teaching about the Easy Angle ruler for my constant use of it. My half-square triangles come out perfectly with this ruler as long as my stitching line is a scant 1/4 inch. Somewhere on one of Bonnie’s quilt I saw this use of triple, small, half-square triangle blocks used in a border.
I used a cream and pink polka dot on the corners.
Here’s a cornerstone “broken dishes” block to link the borders. I had the orchid-colored fabric for the binding in my stash. It was perfect for both sides of this quilt.
This “suite” of fabrics came with a wild border print that could be fussy cut into borders.
And a wild fabric that was perfect for the backing. These “wild” fabrics drove the name “Sugar and Spice,” which is true, too, for this granddaughter.
I used an Signature’s Victorian Rose thread. The pantograph is 10″ Double Dutch, from Anne Bright and as are many of Anne Bright’s pantographs, detailed and complicated, but lovely.
Quilt No. 128
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Really lovely one, lovey!