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Turkey Tracks: “Wild and Goosey” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  January 12, 2020

Wild and Goosey Quilt

She’s FINALLY done.

This one has been YEARS in the making.

Bonnie Hunter designed the foundation pieced block-which is 1/4 of the block arrangement I chose.  When combined with 3 other blocks and some inner sashings, you get what I have below.  I then used 3-inch wider sashings and a 9-patch to surround each block.  Friend Betsy Maislen suggested the low-volume border, and I added in narrow strips of the grey randomly as I went along.  This project is all scrappy, of course.

I quilted with a light grey thread and bound with a light grey solid.  The pantograph is Anne Bright’s 12-inch Simple Feathers pattern, which is a favorite of mine to lay down a curved, overall design that does not intrude.

I love, love, love the backing.  Betsy Maislen brought this one in to my life as well, and I bought enough to have for a backing down the road.

The block is very effective and dramatic, but it takes me (at least) a long time to make one of them.  Still, I love them, so the effort was worth it.

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  1. This is one of my favorites of all your work!!

    Jan Corson

    January 12, 2020 at 11:02 am

  2. Magnificent!!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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    Rosemary Pilkerton

    January 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm

  3. Love it!

    Sandy Albers

    January 12, 2020 at 1:35 pm

  4. Louisa this quilt is absolutely amazing and beautiful!!!! You should be so proud. It was an enormous amount of work but the end result is incredible. Congratulations!

    emaislen

    January 12, 2020 at 3:23 pm


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