Turkey Tracks: Mt. Battie Modern Traveling Quilts August 2018

Turkey Tracks:

Mt. Battie Modern Traveling Quilts August 2018

The NINE traveling tops are either done or mostly done.  Some are missing a stray block and lots are missing labels.  But these quilts are back in the hands of their owners to be finally finished with “squaring off” methods of their choice.

Here is Tori Manzi’s, which started with the color wheel on the left.

Margaret Elaine added the birds.  Lots of beautiful birds.  The fan and circle block are new as well–I think they came from Nancy Wright.  I was in a daze of joy in seeing these finished tops, so my details might be a bit sketchy.

Here is Lynn Vermeulen’s, which started with the work “quilt” on the upper right.  I had it last and did the border on the top and right, the word “joy” bottom left, and the churn dash blocks above joy, which is meant to be a kind of mini quilt like the ones below it.

Here is my quilt.  Vicki Fletcher added the bottom strip, which also incorporates Becca Babb Brott’s spider/selvage blocks.  Vicki’s addition tells a pictorial story and is made with Cotton_Steel fabrics, which we all know I love.  I will wait for JoAnn Moore’s final block before deciding what to do next.  I love, love my quilt.

Here is JoAnn Moore’s quilt, which started with the blocks below the tulip on the right.

Vicki Fletcher’s quilt is HUGE!  And, wonderful.  Tori Manzi added the green leaf strip on the right, topped by the crosses under the snow igloo that Margaret Elaine Jinno did–as Vicki and Mike Fletcher homesteaded in Alaska for many years.


Here is Linda Satkowski’s quilt, which started with the row of houses on the middle right.  Linda moved around quite a bit as her husband was in the military.  She wanted to build a community.  I think we did that for her.


Becca Babb-Brott’s quilt is in pieces as she wants to put it together.  She started with the separate words that say “The More I Wonder The More I Love.”  Can’t wait to see this one finished.

Here is Margaret-Elaine Jinno’s quilt–which is going to need some work on the bottom right.  We are discussing making a lot of trees for a forest for her to the right of the florist shop and the turtles.  She started with the houses and trees on the left, beneath the upper banner.  M-E’s granddaughter made a drawing that M-E made into a block.  Linda Satkowski added the final block–the red and white lighthouse on the upper right.

Our Megan Bruns, who has a full-time job and who will graduate from college in May 2019, dropped out, but not before we had a good quilt going for her.  Here is what it looked like the last time I saw it–some sections are joined.

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Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

2 thoughts on “Turkey Tracks: Mt. Battie Modern Traveling Quilts August 2018”

  1. These are beautiful and so fun! I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of the paint tube paper piecing blocks on the first quilt on the page? It is no longer on “Craftsy” and my searching yeilded no results. Thanks, Holly

    1. Hi Holly! I checked with my friend who made those paint tube blocks—she did get the pattern on the old craftsy—and does not remember who did them. We all sew so much… She also said that she made the tubes “less fat.” I’m so sorry I can’t be of more help here.

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