Turkey Tracks: August 12, 2017
Mt. Battie Modern Traveling Quilts in July 2017
Our “traveling” quilts are getting bigger. AND MORE EXCITING!
Here’s what I did to Joanne Moore’s quilt, I connected one of her original blocks, the big square on the bottom to the right of the lower stars. I thought it had the same organic feel of the curved block to the left of it. I added the colorful vertical strips to set off this next section, a la Jen Kingwell. And, added blocks of “made” fabric, as I know Joanne is “making” fabric too. Then I added the long sweeping “stem” filled with text-fabric leaves–from a fabric collection on Becca Babb-Brott’s Etsy Store, Sew Me A Song. We were challenged to make and use bias tape, using a guide from the Lucky Spool Media workbook: MIGHTY LUCKY Quilting Club 2016 Workbook, chapter one by Krista Fleckenstein, “Quilts from Your Sketchbook: Shapes and Curves Using Bias Tape.”
Becca Babb Brott did not want her quilt blocks connected. Lynn Vermeulen added to it by making the AWESOME birds and butterfly blocks. I can’t wait to see how this quilt turns out. It’s got some really interesting blocks going on–and more to come.
Becca’s theme words are “The More I Wonder, the More I love.”
Vicki Fletcher added this adorable dog block to Megan’s quilt. She added the hexie flowers as Megan does a LOT of EPP work, including finishing Willyne Hammerstein’s “La Passacaglia” quilt. Look at the Cotton+ Steel fabrics and the selvage dog collar. Megan LOVES her two dogs. The coral background adds some zip to the other blocks as well. I love this block addition.
Here’s another shot of how the blocks in this quilt are shaping up.
Tori Manzi worked on Margaret Elaine Jinno’s quilt–adding the funky, fun, clever “village” components below. M-E’s theme is “village”–as in, I think, it takes one to…
Love the stained glass church windows:
I am apparently tree crazy at the moment, so, yes, I love these trees. The funky houses are spectacular!
Becca made this amazing line of color paint tubes–carefully geared to the Allison Glass fabrics Tori used in her flying geese circle. And, I think, the line of on-point squares. She tried to link the blocks but felt something was missing, so left them alone.
Nancy Wright added the colorful sewing machine and awesome dressmaker fabric to Lynn’s quilt. Lynn is now saying she does not mind if this quilt becomes larger than a small wall-hanging. Megan added the embroidered red heart on the left. Quilters use embellishment and red work frequently.
Becca made this astonishing foundation pieced lighthouse for Linda Satkowski’s quilt. (She did double duty this month as Margaret Elaine had an operation on her hand, which is much better but not able to sew yet.)
This block is a terrific addition to this quilt. Terrific.
Linda worked on Vicki’s quilt, adding the smaller stars on the bottom and the selvage tulip with it’s bias strip stem and leaves. Isn’t that a clever use of selvages? And the bias tape project here answers Becca’s challenge to us. The small foundation pieced stars replicate the bigger star with which Vicki started this quilt. Clever, innovative, adorable ideas here.
I am working on this quilt now–and I’m having so much fun coming up with ideas for this quilt.
We are skipping August as everyone is so busy in this late summer time. We will again bring the quilts to our September meeting.
I can’t wait.