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Turkey Tracks: My “ `Long Time Gone’ Cotton+Steel” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  October 9, 2018

My “ `Long Time Gone’: Cotton+Steel” Quilt

It’s done!

And it’s another quilt that has surprised me in that I really like it.

Jen Kingwell designed this improv quilt, which uses traditional block forms but in an improv setting.

I quilted with a light grey thread and “McTavished” it.  I really love the texture formed with this dense quilting method.

The backing is also a Cotton+Steel fabric.  I wanted something where the quilting would not show all that much.  A colored fabric just wasn’t working for me.  The first fabric I chose was orange (one of the big butterfly prints), and I didn’t like how the grey thread was looking on the orange.  I bound with the same backing fabric.

Here are some random pics of blocks on the front:

I like how the black and neutral fabrics are working in this quilt, which is another reason that kind of backing was better for the quilt.


Slater helps with everything I do.  Everything.


Written by louisaenright

October 9, 2018 at 8:10 am

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  1. Very lovely color combos & Slatey helping to show it off.


    October 9, 2018 at 8:52 am

  2. I love it! Congratulations!


    October 9, 2018 at 1:56 pm

  3. I just LOVE this quilt so much!! I have the pattern on the way and am already pulling fabrics and started some of the pineapple blocks for it!


    March 21, 2021 at 4:58 pm

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