Turkey Tracks: February 24, 2022
“Pot-Pourri” and ”Eye Candy” Quilts Land
As you know I’ve been making baby quilts. Maybe I should say I’m making quilts for children.
I mailed these two quilts to my niece in Wyoming last week—for the new baby, but with the added notion that her existing three children might like to adopt these quilts first and that that was fine by me. They are meant to be used and loved. Niece Lucy has three children (a girl and two boys) and is expecting a boy in July.
The Churn Dash block quilt ”Eye Candy” is smaller—and is probably too small for these children to use. But ”Pot-Pourri,” it’s lap size.
The fabrics are all Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society from my stash. And I pieced the back from that stash as well.
I used the ”Check and Chase” pantograph by Lorien Quilting with a ”parchment” colored thread.
For ”Eye Candy” I fussy cut the block centers and used the ”Check and Chase” pantograph with a soft grey thread.
I had such fun choosing the block centers.
And, again, I pieced the back.
Lucy sent me this picture when the box arrived. My grand-niece Willa was present and liked ”Pot-Pourri.”
Soon, this picture followed.
Can I just tell you how happy I am to see this precious child love a quilt?
Now, of course, I have to keep an eye out for quilts for the two boys. After the current crop of needed baby quilts are made and mailed.
”Pot-Pourri 2” is on the design wall and ”Eye Candy 2” will go on the longarm today.
And I saw a pattern this morning that would work well for at least one of Lucy’s boys.