Turkey Tracks: July 20, 2018
“Cool” Selvage Quilt Finished
Summer is a busy, busy family and garden time for me. So I have not posted to the blog as a result.
Still, I have had some time to sew.
I finished the selvage quilt I’ve worked on off and on for about a year. I chose the “cool” colors–and love this quilt so much that I will make it again in the “warm” colored selvages I have collected. I have LOTS of those now. I might make it a bit bigger too since I like it so much. Who knows.
I enlarged the block size from Amy Friend’s “Circuitry” quilt, found in her INTENT
IONAL PIECING. And I used patterned fabrics around the selvage parts of the block rather than more subtle fabrics.
I quilted with a light grey t40-weight hread (Signature) and tried the McTavishing style of quilting. I was really, really not sure I would like McTavishing as I spent four nights drawing on paper to try to get the scale bigger than one might do on a domestic machine. I have to say that I really love the texture. As I went along, I got more proficient AND I got braver about filling in open spaces. I can’t wait to McTavish again.
I chose this Cotton+Steel fabric for the backing because I’ve always loved it and got a really good price for it on Amazon, via fabric.com. This fabric is an older one, so I was lucky to find it. And I figured any problems I created with the quilting would not show so much on the back.
My intent was to make this quilt a functional, washable quilt for, maybe my bedroom, where Penny tends to lick herself and leave spots. But, for the moment, here it is:
You can see along the bottom where my McTavishing was more tentative, leaving lots of space.
Can’t wait to make “Warm.”