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”My Sunny” Quilt Is Finished

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Turkey Tracks: January 28, 2022

“My Sunny” Quilt Is Finished

I’ve been busy.

Mostly solving problems that come up with a household. The new printer stopped working after a power outage—which usually doesn’t disrupt my technology permanently—along with my ipodtouch which I use to listen to books. That got sorted in about 20 minutes yesterday with a MAC person who came to the house.

And today a wildlife person is coming today to address the flying squirrels who have gained access to the ceiling on the first floor. AC’s right on that problem as his hearing is so much better than mine. I thought it was chipmunks. It is NOT. So I’ve been reading all about flying squirrels. Turns out they are VERY social—with each other and with humans. Some have them as pets even, but the text I read said that flying squirrels are also very demanding about spending time with their humans, which involves interacting with them.

Anyway, I did finish ”My Sunny,” which is the first project designed by Tara Faughnan for season 4 of Sewtopia’s The Color Collective. Mine is the ”classic” version, but I am inspired by all the different and very creative layouts I’ve seen others do now—and that is part of what I really love about this online class. Note that the straight line quilting—done on my domestic as doing this work on the longarm is still a learning curve for me—is not showing up well in these photos.

I really, really like the backing I used. It just seems so modern and so perfect.

Here’s where ”My Sunny” lives for the moment—and you can see the quilting rows better here.

And here:

As I’ve said before, I want to play with this block some more—and maybe I’ll set what I do in one of the more daring ideas I’ve seen. I definitely want to try some red and orange—and darker—backgrounds.

Maybe a wall hanging???

Written by louisaenright

January 28, 2022 at 10:06 am

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  1. Love the quilt!! (Flying squirrels in your ceiling? Ugh! Country living! Stay warm and well!

    Judith. Brill

    January 28, 2022 at 10:16 am

  2. Another masterpiece!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


    Rosemary Pilkerton

    January 28, 2022 at 11:16 am

  3. I love it! Sunny has been such a fun project!


    January 28, 2022 at 10:26 pm

  4. Beautiful Louisa. I have to do a rainbow wall hanging. Maybe I can create one doing something similar. It is for my grandson,.Christoper. Probably will use heavier fabrics. What do you think?

    Mary Bishop

    January 29, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    • I think whatever you do will be beautiful—as you are a beautiful quilter and a beautiful person!


      January 30, 2022 at 8:06 am

  5. Hope all is well and you don’t end up with another pet. When this pandemic is over, we need to get together!


    January 29, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    • No more pets! For sure. I don’t want either the coyote or one of the flying squirrels. The pet I have keeps me plenty busy!!!


      January 30, 2022 at 8:07 am

  6. Your straight-line quilting looks so fine. The quilt turned out great – vibrant, cheerful and yet not busy-looking. The color choices work so well.

    Laura Kate

    January 30, 2022 at 11:51 am

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