Turkey Tracks: October 3, 2018
“Long Time Gone” Challenge Quilts From
The Mount Battie Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
Mt. Battie Modern challenged members to make Jen Kingwell’s “Long Time Gone” quilt, starting in January 2018. We set up a schedule to make the separate blocks and allowed enough time to put the quilt top together. At our September meeting, quilt tops started showing up. Each is different, and each is wonderful. The makers really had fun with how they chose fabric for the blocks, and many makers changed Kingwell’s scrappy block format to something else.
Here is Karen Martin’s quilt top. She chose a srappy format. And note that her border features Kaffe Fasset “coin” fabrics.
Tori Manzi chose to use Moda’s “Grunge” fabrics. And you can see that she had a whole lot of fun with her pineapple blocks in particular. She is going to add a border, and we talked about what she thought she would do next.
Lynn Vermeulen’s top pieces are done, and she is sewing together the sections now. We were able to lay it out though. Lynn chose to use solid fabrics, and look how sparkly her quilt is. Right now, Lynn is saying she’s going borderless.
My top is now off the long-arm, and I’ve got one more side to bind. So, look for pics to come soon. I used all Cotton+Steel fabrics and changed the border treatment to a piano keys format.
I’ve included a selection of blocks from various quilts to show some of the variety in the quilts. Tori gets th eprize for altering pineapple blocks.
Becca Babb Brott is putting her quilt together now.
Betsy Maislen has been volunteering on the J&E Riggin windjammer for the past month and is off to a river cruise in Europe. Her blocks are mostly done, and she will finish when she gets home.
Linda Satkowski is also traveling, so we will see her top soon I’m sure.
Turkey Tracks: September 19, 2018
“LongTime Gone” Top Done
I wrote this post last week as well. I’ve since finished quilting this quilt and am sewing on binding now. Pics to follow in a few days.
Yep! It’s been done since early September.
But as I said, I’ve been really busy.
To remind: this quilt is “Long Time Gone,” a Jen Kingwell pattern. This quilt was a challenge issued by the Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild, and we started making blocks in January.
I did not use Kingwell’s border treatment, opting instead for the piano keys border.
The quilt is 100% Cotton+Steel fabrics, and I like it a lot.
I’ll likely get it on the long arm any day now, especially as I finally settled on a backing. I had a backing that didn’t work with a light grey thread, which I need for the front I think. That’s how that goes. The discarded backing will find a new place. And I’ll show the one I chose when I’ve finished the quilt.
Turkey Tracks: September 20, 2018
Tuesday Food Gathering and Early Fall Update
I wrote this post last week, but am just getting around to posting it today.
Tuesday is Hope’s Edge CSA pick-up day.
And this past Tuesday I picked up my year’s supply of local raw honey: Sparky’s Honey. The back of the car was filled with local goodies. You can see a description of the kind of food I get from Hope’s Edge in an earlier post.
AC Slater continues to be a honey lamb. Here he is on his “perch.” The rock wall houses numerous chipmunks, and AC is “on the job” with regard to anything that moves or makes noise on my property.
I am loving how this strip by the path is looking–so cheerful with the zinnias that replaced earlier daffodils. That Blue Hubbard squash vine has not produced a single fruit this year. It’s been a kind of strange squash year in my area.
I like this zinnia variety.
I let the early pansies stay too long in the barrels–just could not part with them. When I finally overprinted, the plants took off. I am especially liking the purple salvia (?) and the small asters that are just starting to bloom.
I am breaking down spent pots and starting to put summer things away. The hammock has been stored. And the porch pillows. I can’t let go of the hanging baskets or the wind chimes yet. Soon enough…
Not much sewing happening what with AC Slater, but he is settling really well now, so I’ll have more time. I am excited about winter sewing projects.
October 3, 2018
A friend sent me a post on this art/quilting project by Adriene Hughes.
I thought you might enjoy the creativity involved.