Turkey Tracks: December 23, 2016
Becca’s Kitty and Becca’s First Longarm Quilt
Friend Becca has two half-grown black kittens that are hard to tell apart–brother and sister.
They are adorable.
They are coal black, but the female one has a white spot on her chest. I may have finally learned to tell them apart.
I was over there the other day to admire Becca’s FIRST LONGARM QUILT all finished–she did it here on Lucy the Longarm, and it will be on a bed by now–and the female kitty begged and begged to come into Becca’s Etsy store, Sew Me A Song. None of the family’s pets are allowed in the Etsy Store and especially not half-grown kittens.
Then we looked up to see this:
Here are some pics of Becca’s quilt–it’s her version of Bonnie Hunter’s “Scrappy Trip Around the World”–which is a free pattern on Bonnie’s web site Quiltville.com. I LOVE Becca’s fabrics–so fresh and exciting and fun and so NOT like my older traditional ones… I’m slowly switching over, and that is a totally wonderful journey.
Becca used a navy and white strip to bind this quilt and quilted free hand with a medium grey thread. To see more of this kind of binding take a look at Red Pepper Quilts blog.
Here you can see Becca’s backing fabric and how nicely the grey thread is playing on both sides of the quilt AND some of the really fun fabrics Becca uses. She had fun with this quilt. She wrote names into it, made hearts, made all kinds of squiggles, and just played.
Here’s a pic of the “trip” pattern–which is really, really fun to make. The blocks, when put together, start forming diamonds.
Here’s my “trip” quilt from a few years back. It’s the difference of night and day:
I love mine–all made from 2 1/2-inch strip sets precut from other quilts and put into bins. Each fabric reminds me of a quilt I made for someone. And this quilt gets used every day. BUT, I love Becca’s fabrics more. Change is always good, and this change is providing me with loads of new joys–which include learning new things.