“Sugaridoo: Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society”

Turkey Tracks: February 19, 2021

“Sugaridoo: Cotton+Steel/Ruby StarSociety” Quilt

It would be hard for me to pick which one of these two Sugaridoo/Bernina Quilt-Alongs I like the best. Certainly I had fun with picking the fabrics on the Cotton+Steel version. And since I always started each month with the Rainbow version, the C+S version was much easier to make.

As a reminder, here is the solid Rainbow version—with fabrics Sugaridoo chose.

I took a bit of a chance with the wide stripe binding—but I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I cut bindings on the bias, so a bias-cut stripe can work really well with some quilts. There is actually a lot of black in this quilt, so the binding fits right in just right. The first pic below is the bottom, and the second the top.

And, this binding works well for the backing fabric as well.

Here are some close-up pics of various parts of this quilt. Note that I varied the “accent” piece in each row to fit that row.

As noted in the post about the Rainbow version, each row’s pattern offered both a pattern and a learning curve.

It is very satisfying to finish a year-long project, let alone TWO os the same project. I’m still not sure what possessed me to undertake two of the same quilt at once. But I’m not sorry…

And now the promised snow is starting, so I will have another quilty day.

Author: louisaenright

I am passionate about whole, nutrient-dense foods, developing local markets, and strengthening communities.

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