Turkey Tracks: October 24, 2017
The Coastal Quilters’ 2017 October Retreat, Part 1
It was a good retreat!
And, was made better by the addition of a quilter new to our group.
Heidi August brought this GORGEOUS quilt for me to see–once again. I saw it at the Vermont Quilt Show two summers ago and took a picture of it, which I posted on this blog. This quilt is one of my all-time favorite quilts and maybe THE favorite one. It has now won TWO ribbons at major quilt shows. Go Heidi!!
It was a delight to meet Heidi! She is full of lively, creative, energy and boundless good will. There is nothing nicer than meeting a quilter like this one and bouncing up and down with her ideas.
The block is a pineapple block, and Heidi told me that there is a pineapple ruler that made this work much easier.
Many facets of this quilt make it wonderful: the subtle use of color, the block itself, the clever use of text fabrics, and the whimsy in each block. Take a look at some of my favorite blocks. It was hard to choose which one were “favorites.” I could have taken a picture of each and every block. Of course I have to start with CHICKENS.
Taking pictures of these blocks is like eating only ONE potato chip… I could go on and on…
Look at the clever backing:
I have a fat quarter collection of those little colored squares, but never thought to use this fabric for a binding.
Heidi worked on a fun quilt and a more serious one. Sadly I did not get a picture of this latter quilt. The fabrics were dark and the light in the gym was not great. I hope she sends me a picture when she gets the top finished. I”ll share if she does.
And she very kindly sent me three quilt pictures that stemmed from our conversations:
A Halloween quilt top she just finished–which is as lively as Halloween is.
And her Tula Pink 100 Modern Quilt blocks–laid out and, following, the finished quilt:
This setting is one Tula Pink suggests in the book. But Heidi, unlike Tula Pink, sorted the blocks by color. It came out great, don’t you think? I also like the wavy grid quilting! A lot!
I look forward to more interactions with YOU!