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.