Turkey Tracks: January 5, 2018
Mt. Battie Modern Monthly Challenge–December 2017
We are showing our traveling quilts every other month, which gives us two months to work on them. In the off months we are doing one of the Lucky Spool exercises from the MIGHTY LUCKY QUILTING CLUB 2016 workbook. As always, members can participate or choose not to participate. We are working our way though the workbook.
This challenge asks one to design a quilt from a photograph–but a modern quilt, not a literal landscape quilt. One is to look for shapes and, perhaps, greyscale impact.
I took this picture of my Tula Pink blocks (100 MODERN QUILT BLOCKS) at the last Coastal Quilters retreat in October 2017. And I could not get the idea that formed in my head out of it with regard to this mini challenge/exercise. It kept just hovering and hovering there. (The Tula Pink challenge ends in December, and next year the challenge is Jen Kingwell’s “Long Time Gone” quilt.) These blocks are on my design wall now, and have been moved around a lot. I think I’m ready to sew now though, and I have sashing and backing organized. I am using TP’s suggested “city scape” format.
So, I had a lot of fun the other day cutting tiny pieces and making a kind of greyscale version of the city scape idea. It is a bit literal, yes. But I loved playing with the greyscale. I quilted just using the walking foot. Here’s “Greyscale,” which will go into my collection of small quilts hanging in my quilt room. I seem to be in a grey/neutral/black moment in my quilting. It’s about 17 by 18–roughly.
I like it. The squares are “shedding” a bit though. I probably should have glued them more thoroughly before sewing??? On the other hand, they have texture…
It is what it is.