Turkey Tracks: May 8, 2018
“Winter: Dawn Trees” Quilt
This quilt is my own design, and I really love the way it came out. I am a bit fixated on winter trees anyway, and, also, on the amazing Maine winter dawn light that coats the earth with a marmalade color that I love. Winter in Maine is, actually, very colorful. I chose the purple of the trees based on the purple shadows that appear over the snow in winter.
The quilt started in a workshop with Amy Friend (blog: during quiet time) that used her newly issued book IMPROV PAPER PIECING. I drew the three blocks on what was then EQ7. I have since upgraded to EQ8. (The other quilt that came out of that workshop was a big star made with Cotton+Steel fabrics–see below and see an earlier blog post).
Right now the quilt is hanging in my quilt room–which is a bit messy as I’m packing for a weekend quilty retreat.
Sarah Fielke’s “The Seasons” in the book she co-authored with Kathy Doughty: MATERIAL OBSESSION 2.
I also have a bare trees pattern designed by Carolyn Friedlander which I may start next winter. I love the pattern.
Here’s the Cotton+Steel Big Star Quilt:
Amy is a marvelous teacher, and the way she teaches her students how to design their own patterns is…wonderful. And surprisingly easy.