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“Pot-Pourri 3” and ”Eye Candy 3” Quilts

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Turkey Tracks: May 3, 2022

“Pot-Pourri 3” and ”Eye Candy 3” Quilts

Here’s ”Pot-Pourri 3.” It went to a great-niece—so the blocks are meant to be ”girly” for this little toddler.

And remember that all the fabrics are Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society from my stash. It takes a lot of different fabrics—in a deep stash—to make a quilt like this one.

I pieced the back from bigger pieces of my Cotton+Steel stash, and isn’t it fun?

I used the pantograph ”He Loves Me” by Anne Bright—and you can see how it works in the solid deep rose ombre fabric below. I ordered a pale, pale pink thread to use.

Below, you can see some of the fabric variety.

AND, here’s ”Eye Candy 3,” which is meant for my niece’s little boy, who will arrive in mid-June. I had such fun making these Churn Dash blocks with their fussy-cut centers. And I had enough of the sashing fabric to separate the blocks.

Again, the backing is scrappy.

I used the ”Bayside” panto from Lorien Quilting and a pale jade colored thread—like a sea foam color.

Below is a close-up of some of the blocks. I will also print this picture and the close-up of the quilt above to use in the cards I make.

Winter and early spring are fading away now, so I will have less sewing time. The lawn already needs mowing and I need to organize spray as the deer and porcupines have eaten the newly emerging perennials down to the ground.

But, I made 7 baby/toddler quilts this winter—and I still have a lot of strips cut for Churn Dash blocks out of the Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star stash. So I’ve been making a bigger quilt from these blocks, with no sashing. Six rows of 10 are done. There are enough big pieces left to piece a backing. So, this project continues.

Blocks will, of course, move around. I’m liking the secondary patterns. It is VERY scrappy and VERY busy. It is also very fun to make.

Today is cleaning/laundry day. And AC doggie needs a good run. But tomorrow will be a rainy day, so maybe there will be some sewing.

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May 3, 2022 at 9:41 am