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Turkey Tracks: “XXOO” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  April 27, 2019

“XXOO” Quilt

I love this quilt.

The two blocks are from my online class with Tara Faughnan, hosted by Amy Newbold of Sewtopia, and made with solid Moda fabrics.  Each month Tara shares one of the blocks she has designed, teaches us with written materials and how-to videos, and chooses a color palate which Amy Newbold of Sewtopia, which hosts the class, sends to us.    These blocks—Color Pop and Color Cross—are from the first two months of the class.

I quilted with big stitches and used size 8 perle cotton.  The backing is one of the Japanese fabrics that Rebecca Babb-Brott carries in her Etsy store, Sew Me A Song.  I bought it for another quilt, but didn’t use it after all.  I Love how it works here.  I had a time choosing which color binding to use—I actually bought a warm navy and, then, a yellow, but finally settled on the “sage” color that is in the quilt.  It works with the front and the back, so I’m happy.

The circle block is 6 inches finished, and the cross block is 8 inches finished—so the math works to align them at 4 circles and 3 crosses.

I always try to take a picture which I can print out 4X6 size and which I can slip into a photo card.  I use these cards for pretty much all correspondence.

While I sew at night, next to me, someone keeps me company.

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  1. Hi Louisa, I just sent you a message on FB– you and I met years ago at the Good Tern co-op and got talking about health topics. I then started following your blog, but fell off a couple of years ago… My reason for contacting you now is that I saw your response to Andy O’Brien’s article on LD 798. I am in 100% accordance with your views and have a 10 year old daughter… The prospects are very upsetting and I would love to get together and talk with you in person about the upcoming mandate. I hope this message finds you well and hope that we can reconnect.
    Best wishes,
    Jennifer Marshall
    (skyedavidson@yahoo.com

    Jennifer Marshall

    May 9, 2019 at 12:15 pm


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