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“My `On Point’” Quilt Top is Done

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Turkey Tracks: August 24, 2020

“My `On Point’” Quilt Top is Done

Messy photo, as there are two other projects on my design wall, but this last project from season 2 of The Color Collective is done. Denyse Schmidt, as a guest designer for a 7th month, designed this big, graphic block (20 inches) and curated the color palette.

At 60 by 60, it is a good lap quilt. This block is tricky to make. I found that the seams around the grey center needed to be VERY scant, for instance, to get the 20 1/2 inch trim right. I’m wondering if that grey square should be cut just a bit bigger??? Precision is everything on this big, graphic block. There are two colorways for the block. I emphasized the warm block. If one emphasized the cooler blue block, the quilt would have the blues as intersecting lines in the middle.

I’ll quilt this one on the longarm with something curvy and likely a dark grey thread, but who knows… And I need to organize a backing. I don’t have something in my stash that will work. The binding will be the dark brown as I did order more of it to get the 9 blocks. Thank heavens I ran out of fabric…or I’d be making at least one more row.

I would still like to make ME a “Stacks” as I gave the one I made as a wedding present. I think “Stacks” and “On Point” will appeal some day to my two grandsons as they are more masculine in nature. But who knows. I love them both myself.

Summer is winding down now up here in Maine. Temps are dropping into the 50s at night, which makes for great sleeping. The days are warm enough for shorts and so clear. And we did get some rain this past week, but not nearly enough. The growing season this summer for vegetables has been very, very slow. For instance, the glut of tomatoes has not yet arrived, even if the plants are inside hoop houses.

It is way past time to clean up the garden. The deadheading chore is badly needed to be executed. This summer just flew by…

Written by louisaenright

August 24, 2020 at 9:10 am

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  1. Wow–just gorgeous, as are all of your quilts. Wish we could give you some of our Virginia rain; it’s rained almost every day, and my pots are water logged and flowers stopped blooming. Strange weather.

    Terry Myers Zawacki

    August 24, 2020 at 11:02 am

  2. Love you posting! I would love to see what the other color palette looks like just for learning. I am enjoying learning about all this! Jan PS. Will send a completed pic of the Baby quilt. I am happy with it.

    On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 9:10 AM Louisa Enright’s Blog wrote:

    > louisaenright posted: ” Turkey Tracks: August 24, 2020 “My `On Point’” > Quilt Top is Done Messy photo, as there are two other projects on my design > wall, but this last projectfrom season 2 of The Color Collective is done. > Denyse Schmidt, as a guest designer for a 7th mon” >

    Jan Corson

    August 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    • I think I was maybe confusing. The color palette you see in the quilt is from Denyse Schmidt and it is the only one. There are TWO blocks that repeat but which use different colors. I emphasized the warmer colored block for more of the blocks than I did the cooler colored block.

      louisaenright

      August 28, 2020 at 8:15 am


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