Turkey Tracks: December 17, 2016
Snow Day And Quilty Update
I love snow days, and this snow is light and fluffy due to the extreme cold. Temps have been on the MINUS side of zero for the past few days.
I am hunkered down and have pottered about all day so far, but have paid bills, updated CheckbookPro, read and responded to email, blogged, and will go and sew after a late lunch.
I have finished last week’s “clue” for the Bonnie Hunter 2016 mystery quilt, “En Provence.” I’ll start this week’s clue after lunch–a unit that uses more purple and neutrals. It’s a good thing I added a few more fat quarlters to my neutral stash for this quilt.
I’ve had this quilt on the long-arm all week but have not accomplished much on it. I’m using the clam shell groovy board and a light thread.
This quilt is suddenly looking quite seasonal to me with its red and greens. I’m almost wishing I had put a green backing on it. Megan Bruns picked out the outer border fabric, which is a 1030’s red schoolhouse print. Very retro.
I am in the home stretch on the Farmer’s Wife blocks however. Really like how this block came out.
I finished the first, the BIG, rosette in the Katja Marek “The New Hexagon” millifiore quilt. And I REALLY like it. Thought about going back in and making the cotton boll fabric from Cotton + Steel (one of my all-time favorites) all line up, but that would throw off the outer blocks with the rust-colored diamonds so that they would look strange. As is, the outer ring has a lot of movement, no top and bottom, and if you rotate it in your mind, you can see that there is an organization to it. It is hard to visualize how these big rosettes are going to come out I think. One just has to grab fabric and get along with the whole thing. It is unlikely that anyone ever sees a big quilt straight on anyway–unless it is going to hang. And this one is going to be USED.
Stay warm, take time to enjoy these dark nights of peace, and eat well.