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Turkey Tracks: Vicki Fletcher’s Mt. Battie Modern Traveling Quilt is Done!

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Turkey Tracks:  October 25, 2018

Vicki Fletcher’s Mt. Battie Modern Traveling Quilt is Done!

Wow!  Vicki’s Traveling Quilt—a project last year for the Mt. Battie Modern Quilit Guild—came out so pretty!

It’s the FIRST of these quilts to be finished.

To remind, those of us who took on this challenge started with one block.  We each made a little book or set of instructions telling everyone what we liked and disliked.  Then, as each of us got the developing quilt, we added to it, using the original information and what other people had done.  Gradually, the quilts began to come together along their journey.  There were eight of us, and the project took about 18 months.

Here’s a closer view:

Stacy Hallowell at Mainely Sewing, owned by Marge Hallowello, quilted the quilt.  I really like the choice of the Bishop’s Fan for this veryl modern quilt.

The backing choice is awesome!  And the royal blue binding is just perfect.

Vicki also just finished this quilt for a family member.  We held it sideways so it would not get dirty.

Stacyl quilted this one, too.  Love the circles!

And look at this great backing!  It’s perfect for this quilt.

GO VICKI!!

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October 25, 2018 at 8:45 am

Turkey Tracks: Marsha and Me

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Turkey Tracks:  October 25, 2018

Marsha and Me

Here’s a FIRST COUSIN I’ve never met until she visited in my area recently.  My goodness, what a loss I’ve had in not knowing her before now.  She visited Maine for a wedding and went out of her way to come and meet me—along with her husband, who was equally as charming as she is.

My dad had two brothers and a sister.  My Aunt Jean was the youngest sibling.  Marsha is her daughter.  Aunt Jean married an Air Force man, and the two families were together in Hawaii, during the Viet Nam war.  So, my sisters knew Aunt Jean’s children, but I had married just before my dad went to Viet Nam and my mother moved the family to Hawaii to be nearer to my dad.

Now, like many families today, Aunt Jean’s children are scattered across America.  Marsha and Tom live in Colorado. So I am grateful for that wedding and the chance to meet Marsha and Tom.  They liked Maine.  Perhaps they will come back some day…  They will always be welcome in my home here.

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October 25, 2018 at 8:18 am

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