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Turkey Tracks: “Crossed Kayaks” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  March 23, 2017

“Crossed Kayaks” quilt

This cutie baby quilt got mailed recently.

The 12 1/2 inch foundation pieced blocks are from a book by Lynn Goldsworthy, THE ULTIMATE QUILT BLOCK COLLECTION.  She actually called this version a “Bento Box” pattern, but I’ve seen in other places a similar pattern called “Crossed Kayaks.”  Likely that pattern did not have the colored square beneath the kayaks.

The fabrics are from a collection by Riley Blake called “Crayola.”  I pulled from my stash to add more solids.  I bought this collection in Coastal Quilters’ fund-raiser auction last November.  I’ve always LOVED crayons.  As a child, nothing much was more fun than getting a new box of crayons–each with their tips still pointy and new.  That was probably the first realization that I loved the whole range of colors.  This suite of fabrics also comes in girly pinks.

The secondary patterns are neat in this quilt.  The center makes an Octagon.

Here’s the back.  I stole from the backing fabric to get the front border, so pieced to fill in.  That’s always fun.

 

Written by louisaenright

March 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm

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  1. Nice!! Love the fabrics.

    Janet Kelsey

    March 23, 2017 at 10:22 pm

  2. Love the Kayak design. don’t understand the back, but still love it!

    June Derr

    March 23, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    • LOL. Quilt backs are a law unto themselves. They don’t necessarily have to have anything in common with the fronts. They can also be pieced to fill our the needed widths–which can save on having to buy a whole new run of fabric when you only need an additional width of something less than 40 inches. Usually it’s way, way less than the width on the bolt–like 8 or 9 inches. Most of us other fabrics and orphan blocks to solve the width dilemma.

      louisaenright

      April 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm


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