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Turkey Tracks: A Yummy Lunch

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Turkey Tracks:  February 10, 2019

A Yummy Lunch

It’s cold today up here in Maine, but clear.  A big storm is moving our way and will arrive Tuesday night.

I wanted something starch for lunch—after buying food and visiting the dog park.

Rice noodles started to drift through my head.


Noodles, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, a yellow pepper, a head of bok choy—and I should have added some celery—chicken, ginger, herbs, and garlic.  I eat a lot of veggies at the two meals I eat in a day.  I almost always have an apple for “dessert,” but vary that with frozen/defrosted organic Maine wild blueberries and the strawberries and raspberries I froze from my garden.


Next up:  a coffee in town with a friend.  And then some sewing.  My design wall is absolutely crazy, but I’m having fun.  More on sewing projects later.

The book is the 9th in the Poldark series by Winston Graham.  The tv series will end before the series gets to the children, and I was not quite ready to let go yet, so I started reading the rest of the novels.  I think there are…12?  I have to check on that.


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February 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Turkey Tracks: “Star Bright” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  February 10, 2019

Star Bright Quilt

I love this lap-size quilt!

The blocks are all Katja Marek’s from THE NEW HEXAGON and all made with Cotton+Steel fabrics.

The border and text print “stars” around the blocks are not C+S, but everything else is.

For some reason I bought TWO of the 52-block packages from Paper Pieces, so I did feel compelled to make this set.  I am so happy I did.

I added my own templates to “square off” the quilt top, rather than floating the blocks on a border.  I also wanted the print-text fabric “stars” to be present at the top and bottom of the quilt.

I used the same “mouse” print for the back, only in a dusty salmon, as I used in the squaring off around the quilt top.

I quilted the “diamonds” that are present on the front of the quilt on my domestic sewing machine, using a walking foot.  And added some stabilizing cross lines.  But I put the quilt on the long arm to make the quilt package.  That works really well I’m finding.  It is much easier to pin with no issues on the long arm.  I like the quilting in the border as well. It’s all very geometric, like the hexies and star points.

Well!!  How cute is this?


I have SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN, and I want each of them to have a hand-piecedquilt from me.  I have six done now, and am working on the 7th—a wedding ring riff called “36-Ring Circus.”  I just completed the fourth “ring” last night.    It will have 6 by 6 rows/rings.

This one is hard I think.  One needs to use a flat-back stitch with the curves…  But I’m getting faster now.  And I’ve glued a lot of the templates.


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February 10, 2019 at 12:56 pm