Turkey Tracks: June 3, 2017
“Bits and Pieces” Quilt
“I really like that quilt,” said my friend on a visit to Alewives Fabrics in Damariscotta Mills, Maine, nearly a year ago now. My friend is a MASTER knitter, and her expression of interest in the “Bits and Pieces” quilt was the first time I’ve ever heard her admire a quilt.
This quilt design comes from Midcoast Cottage Design, a local Maine company, and I’ve since seen it made in different color combos. But my friend saw the quilt as it is on the pattern cover–made with Carolyn Friendlander’s “Doe” fabric collection. Well! “Doe” was now getting hard to find, so other friends and I scurried to round up the components.
I LOVE this quilt! And it was such a pleasure to work on.
I used one of the neutrals from Friedlander’s NEW collections for the off-white background–something about “cattle” and “shadows.” I adore this fabric, actually!
…and have it in a number of different colorways.
The backing is also from this year’s Friedlander collections. It blends perfectly with the front and the thread I used I think.
Try this quilt! You’ll like it! Good stash buster…