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Turkey Tracks: Quilty Projects

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Turkey Tracks:  February 24, 2017

Quilty Projects

I’ve been quilting The Farmer’s Wife Quilt off and on all week.

One more pass, and it will come off the long arm, ready for binding and a label.  Then pics to follow.  I love the backing for this quilt.


The downstairs bedroom’s bed is still covered with projects in progress.  Yes the goal is to finish them up.


The bulk is what’s on this bed is piles of fabrics for the Katja Marek EPP millifiore quilt.  Somehow, I need to see all of the fabrics as I go along.

Units from the 2016 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, En Provence, are in a pile ready to be sewn together.

There’s fabric for a 12 1/2-inch foundation pieced block project in a pile there as the long arm table is presently busy.

Ditto the big Aeroplane bag I just made, from Sew Sweetness.

And parts of Jen Baker’s BIG STAR quilt, made from BIG half-square triangles, is on the pillows.  I’m going to use color-specific selvages.  I think they will work.

A pile of fabric with text is over there, for the Valse Brillante EPP quilt designed by Willlyene Hammerstein I’ve been putting together.

My goodness!!

That leaves out the Tula Pink 100 City blocks.  I need to do February’s blocks.  I’m using Cotton + Steel fabrics, and they are all in their own bin in the quilt room.  These blocks are fun to do and quick and easy.

I don’t know.  Maybe it will all get cleared out by…summer visitors.

Here’s where the Milli is now.  I’m working on the blue at the bottom–and the last piece will establish the whole left border.  This quilt is a wild child for sure.  I have no idea if I’ll like this quilt or…not.  It’s hard to pick out fabric for the rosettes.  I have a somewhat clear idea of the whole, but…  It’s still hard to tell exactly.  I need to use fabric from my stash as much as I can, so it’s hard to plan too far ahead.


Here are the 12 1/2-inch blocks in progress.  They formed a pattern I’ve seen called “crossed kayacks.”


This pattern is from this book by Lynne Goldsworthy–which has some really cool blocks.


We are to have two rainy days now, so I’ll work away at some of these projects.

Turkey Tracks: Some Pretty Pictures

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Turkey Tracks:  February 24, 2017

Some Pretty Pictures

A number of interesting pictures have come into my email recently.  This one is a picture of the environs around our Snow Bowl (our ski run), taken from a place called the Crow’s Nest.  (Thanks Marsha Smith.)  You can see the bay beyond the land.  And the very old mountain/hills that I love.  And the beauty I see in winter here.


This amazing picture shows the valley in the cleft between two mountains filled with fog one morning recently–due to our warm temps hitting 3+ feet of snow.  This pic was on the Snow Bowl’s Facebook page, with a credit to Marisa Hanning.  Marsha Smith sent me this link as well.


Here’s one of Judy Berk’s amazing photos.  Yummy.  Look at all those blues.  They aren’t done via a filter; the blues are just there, especially this time of year.


My turkeys are getting bold this winter.


And winter means amaryllis bulbs.  Rose Lowell gave me this one.  Isn’t it a beauty?


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February 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm