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Turkey Tracks: Tori’s Prompt of “Words”

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Turkey Tracks:  October 27, 2019

Tori’s Promp of “Words” (Matter)

This post is overdue, as the Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild members turned in their challenge blocks for Tori Manzi’s “prompt,” which was “Words” (that matter).  She asked us to also use fabric in our creations that spoke in some way to our word.

Here is my main block for Tori:

But I also made these letters for Tori, as I thought her name also matters—since she is an inspiring and exciting quilter.  I did not connect the letters as I don’t know if she will want to use them vertically or horizontally.  The fabrics are all Alison Glass, the compass collection, since Tori loves Alison Glass.  I had the colored fabrics and some of the neutral, but ordered a yard of the neutral as I can always use neutrals/low volume.

The blocks that came in were AWESOME, and you can see them on the Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild Facebook page.  Do go over and take a look, as the creativity of our members’ work is worth the look.  The prompts we have finished are also on that page.  Some of the first prompts are about to come back, finished as quilts, and we are looking forward to seeing them.

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October 27, 2019 at 9:11 am

Turkey Tracks: They Came!

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Turkey Tracks:  October 26, 2019

They Came!

I am still pinching myself.

Becky Reavis Meyer and Marty Greenhow Hallgren came to visit me here in Maine in early October.

Here they are at Becky’s home in Colorado, the day before their flight to Maine.  Marty flew from Texas to join up with Becky before coming to Maine.

We are three military brats whose parents were station at Offutt AFB in Bellevue, Nebraska.  They graduated from Bellevue High School in 1962, and I graduated in 1963.  After graduation, we scattered across the country as we took up our lives.

Becky and I go back to 4th grade or so at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, Louisiana.  My family went on to McDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, for a few years, and Becky’s family went, I think, on to Nebraska.

Marty came to Nebraska from Puerto Rico, where she was friends with Charles Derr, another AFB brat and dear friend of my family.  John and I met Charlie in the Washington, DC, area, and our two sons grew up with Charlie’s daughter Tara.

Here we three are at the Mt. Battie tower, up on Mt. Battie, a scenic overlook of our coast.

 

Here’s one part of the 360 degree view at the top of Mt. Battie:

Can I just say that we did not stop talking from Wednesday night to Sunday when they left.  And I have since thought of so many things I wish I had asked them.  But catching up on nearly 60 years of information is a daunting task.

I can say that both Marty and Becky are both great, have had rich lives, and have beautiful children and grandchildren.  We have all been lucky in a lot of ways.

Thanks so much for coming to see me, Marty and Becky!

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October 26, 2019 at 10:14 am

Turkey Tracks: Joining a QAL

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Turkey Tracks:  October 22, 2019

Joining a QAL

Coastal Quilters President Tori Manzi encouraged members to join this year-long QuiltaLong—sponsored by Bernina—which is meant to teach some sewing skills.  Many of us are going to take part.

One could do the rainbow version, with fabrics Sugaridoo chose, as seen below.  One could buy Sugaridoo’s kit or just collect the listed Kona fabrics elsewhere.  One could also do a version with less fabrics that is not rainbow.  Or, one could put together whatever fabrics one wanted.  The goal is to learn some new techniques (or refresh old ones) by making a bar of the quilt each month for a year.

I chose the rainbow version, since I have not made a rainbow quilt.

 

 

 

 

Here is a link to this QAL:

Sugaridoo Bernina Quilt Along – Are you in?

 

 

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October 22, 2019 at 10:23 am

Turkey Tracks: “Lone Star Done and Hung”

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October 20, 2019

”Lone Star Done and Hung”

I wrote this post back on September 25th, when I finished the Lone Star that I thought worked best outside my quilt room.

Then I fell in love…

Here’s what I wrote in September:

“Yes!

This version works exactly as I wanted on the wall outside my quilt room.

That luscious background color is Kona’s “Nightfall.”  I’ve fallen in love with it.

I had to patch nail holes and do some touch up painting on this wall.  Didn’t it come out nicely?

 

HEre’s the view into my quilt room.

THEN, I finished quilting the patchwork version that I just thought would be fun.  And, I fell in love with it.

Here’s what exists now, in mid-October:

 

 

And here’s the quilt room now with the other Lone Star moved in and the little piece I did in a Timna Tarr workshop relocated—on the far left.

Now I’m happy!

And I’ve moved on to finish up working on the Radiating Log Cabin blocks I had wanted to make from Season 1 of the Color Collective—more on that to come.

AND, I’m itching to start Season 2.  Look at the quilt Tara Faughnan made from the first block of Season 2:

It’s another freezer paper method!  I loved learning that method in Season 1.

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October 20, 2019 at 9:59 am