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“Bedrock” Quilt Top Finished

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Turkey Tracks: July 23, 2020

“Bedrock” Quilt Top Finished

Well! That was fun!

Here is the 5th project of 7 from this year’s online class The Color Collective sponsored by Amy Newbold’s Sewtopia. Tara Faughnan is the designer and curator of each month’s fabrics.

I wanted a wall hanging, so my version is 31 by 45 inches.

I LOVED this project. And I was so pleased that my blocks and sections went together without a hitch. There is math involved here. And a lot of thinking about balancing color. But the improve “rock” block is really fun to make.

I am not sure how I’ll quilt it, but likely the matchstick lines on my domestic machine. I liked how that looked on an earlier project, “Gumdrop.” I am not sure about thread color though. Possibly my “go to” light grey. Possibly a neutral cream? I will use a “skinny” 50-weight as I don’t want the lines to take over the quilt.

Here is the fabric palette for project 6, “Give and Take,” which I’ll start next. It would be impossible to make an ugly quilt with these gorgeous analogous colors.

Look what’s in my kitchen window today.

I picked them yesterday before last night’s rain.

The day-lilies continue to brighten the whole yard. The Pee Gee hydrangea bush/tree is loaded with blooms this year. The hostas are blooming with their tall lavender spikes. The little perky flower on the right in the little jar is tickseed. Bee Balm is the magenta on the right of the big arrangement. And, of course there is a lot more in there: Queen Anne’s Lace, a rose-colored yarrow, the dusty pink bloom of a creeping succulent that has a life of its own here, AND one hot orange cone flower that is making one part of the garden glow with color.

We have dense, dense fog this morning, but it was so cool and lovely last night. Great sleeping weather!

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  1. I love flying geese! Louisa, Gene Stinson here. I am in need of service on my Janome sewing machine. Could you please recommend a reliable repair man? They seem to be scarce and far away. Mainley Sewing, where I bought my machines, doesn’t seem able to help me.

    MRS CLIFFORD STINSON

    August 12, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    • Hi there! How wonderful to hear from you. I think of you so often as I drive down your road, which is fairly often. I emailed you with the sewing machine info that I have.

      louisaenright

      August 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm


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