Turkey Tracks: January 5, 2019
Serendipity: Scrappy Surprise Quilt
I had such fun making this quilt. It was gifted to one of two sisters here in Camden, Maine. The other sister’s quilt follows in a separate post.
Both Bonnie Hunter and Victoria Findlay Wolfe “play” with “making” fabric. The center of this block is made from my crumb scraps—sewn on to 4 1/2-inch newsprint weight paper. I worked in faces, animals, and fun images when I could. These block centers were a leader/ender project for a long time.
I learned to make the other square from one of Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilts. Celtic Soltice, maybe. One uses the Companion Angle Ruler, but positions the top above the strip of fabric to get the wider cut of the square. The small triangles were cut with the Easy Angle ruler. (Bonnie Hunter has a combo ruler that combines the functions of these two rulers.) The rest of the block is my design. And I particularly like the formation of the 9-patch between the block corners and the sashing.
Fellow Camden quilter Becca Babb-Brott (Etsy store Sew Me A Song) helped me pick out the sashing fabric—and this fabric, which I’ve had for 3 or more years now—was probably my first walk into “modern” fabrics and brighter colors.
I adore this backing. It’s got a black cat, fanciful houses, but also chickens and hedgehogs and so forth. It’s perfect for this quilt.