Turkey Tracks: My Traveling Quilt

Turkey Tracks:  March 26, 2018

My Traveling Quilt

There’s Tori Manzi pointing to the awesome tattoo block she made for my quilt.  It’s by Berene Campbell, Happy Sew Lucky.  Here’s a really good example of the things you can learn when you associate with other quilters.  Campbell has a whole set of tattoo motifs on her blog and store, and she has finished a quilt made with her tattoo blocks.  They are exciting!  I hope you go on a little visit to her web sites soon–and she is also on Instagram:  HappySewLucky.wordpress.com and http://www.HappySewLucky.com.

Thank you Tori!  And I also love the moon in the blue night sky.  Tori started us making these round log cabin blocks, and I’m so happy she put one in my quilt.

She also did this long border on the right.  She learned this technique, I think, at the Pink Castle (great fabric web site) GlamStitchALot (or something like that).  I admired it about two years ago–and she remembered.


There is just so much love and thoughtfulness in this quilt.  So many wonderful friends have made me something really special.  I will treasure it forever!!!


Turkey Tracks: Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild Traveling Quilts in March

Turkey Tracks:  March 26, 2018

Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild Traveling Quilts in March

The Traveling quilts are totally amazing us.  Projected finish for this rotation is July.  It’s a good thing because they are getting BIG.  Of course, quilt tops often look bigger than they eventually turn out to be.

Tori Manzi worked on two quilts this month.  Below is JoAnn Moore’s quilt.  Tori made the long border, using Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s herringbone braid method–found in her new book MODERN QUILT MAGIC.

Gorgeous, yes.  Note that the method is different than the kind of braid we’ve seen before this “magic” one.

Tori also worked on MY QUILT–which I think is now the coolest one.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  (We each claim our quilt is THE BEST.)  I’ll do a separate post on my quilt as there are a lot of pictures this post.

Lynn Vermeulen added this quote to Tori’s quilt:

Becca added “It takes a village to raise a child” to Margaret-Elaine Jinno’s quilt and linked up some of the blocks around the village green that Vicki Fletcher made.

There are other blocks in this quilt, but I accidentally erased them.  Next time.  I have this quilt now and am looking forward to working on it.

Vicki Fletcher’s quilt is BIG now.  I’m having a hard time getting a picture that covers everything.  I’m bringing a ladder next meeting!!!

Margaret Elaine added two moons white igloos surrounded by Northern Lights.  Vicki and Mike homesteaded in Alaska for many years before returning to Maine.

And this little block with the saxophone–Mike Fletcher plays.  Nancy Wright did the flower block.

Linda Satkowski made the yellow strip with black/white hexes for Lynn Vermeulen’s quilt.  AND added the selvage border around the block that, I think, Joann Moore did.  Lynn originally said she wanted a wall hanging, but when she saw how the quilt was developing she changed her mind.  She started with the “Quilt” saying at the top.

I worked on Nancy Wright’s quilt–which is all about stars.  There are a lot of big star blocks, and I thought the quilt needed some little stars.  The long blocks are Jen Kingwell’s “glitter” block.  Three of them together look something like the three wisemen stars.  I drew the spinning stars on EQ8–they look better on point.  The “constellation” block is Pleiades, or the Seven Sisters, which is really only a star cluster.  Only 8 people will have worked on this quilt, so I stole a star from nearby Taurus.  It’s now “Eight Sisters.”

Here’s a pic taken from a ladder!!

I made no attempt to link up any of these stars as I think Nancy will want to do so.

We are having so much fun!