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Turkey Tracks: Quilt-let Update

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Turkey Tracks:  August 19, 2016

Quilt-let Update

I have only 12 blocks left in the “quilt-let” quilt–with blocks designed by Katja Marek in THE NEW HEXAGON.

The remaining twelve are cut, glued, and organized, and ready for me to sew.

I think the half-square blocks are going to work fine at the upper and lower borders.  I’ll leave the sides “wavy.”  I still don’t know if this project will be an actual quilt or if it wants to be a wall hanging.  Remember that each quilt-let is a finished piece that is ready to be sewn to other quilt-lets.

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It’s been such a fun project.  Who knew that a hexagon could be splintered into so many other geometric shapes?

I have another packet of materials for this project, so will make the blocks themselves and link them with triangles–for a quilt top that does get quilted.  For that one I’ll likely coordinate fabrics a bit more???

Here are some of the recent individual blocks:

Love this black and white fabric.

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I should have oriented the deer to one of the hexagon points–didn’t see it, not going to fix it.  There are lots of blocks here with swinging orientations.

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Had fun with the one, but the swirling pinwheel bars don’t show up.  Maybe I should have moved the small triangle color around to different colors.  Still a nice block though.  Color placement is very important in these blocks for how the block looks.

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Love this one.  But who knew when I started it that it would be so cute?  I didn’t.  It’s something about that brown and white fabric…

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The green fabric is one of the Japanese fabrics.  See Rebecca Babb-Brott’s Etsy store “Sew Me A Song” to see more of these prints.  They are not easy to find.

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August 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Turkey Tracks: Sachet Spheres

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Turkey Tracks:  August 19, 2016

Sachet Spheres

And then there were a bowl full–and another four given away:

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The purple ones are stuffed with lavender and are intensely smelly.

The green, balsam fir, also intensely smelly.

The rose, rose petals, faint but nice.

This yellow one is stuffed with calendula flowers.  Very faint smell.  I want to try one of the lemony herbs next, like lemon balm.

These little sachets are made with 1-inch pentagon English Paper Piecing–and the idea came from this book:

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August 19, 2016 at 2:14 pm