Turkey Tracks: October 9, 2018
My “ `Long Time Gone’: Cotton+Steel” Quilt
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.