Turkey Tracks: June 19, 2022
“Eye Candy 4” is Done
I have had such a good time with this Churn Dash series of quilts I made starting last winter. I love seeing these Churn Dash blocks butted up next to each other—as the secondary patterns that form are very pleasing I think. I used sashing between blocks on the first 3 quilts.
Again, all the fabrics are from the Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society fabrics I had in my stash.
Here’s a close-up of the mostly ”fussy cut” block centers.
I quilted with a slightly darker grey and used the pantograph ”Bayside.” And I had enough of the clear red fabric to make this lively and perfect binding.
The back is pieced with some of the larger pieces from my Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society fabric stash.
The larger pieces are seriously depleted now—but there are at least two more planned quilts to be made yet—and two bins of cut 3 1/2-inch blocks to be used for, maybe, the ”Pot-Pourri” quilt series. I can easily use other fabrics from my regular stash to piece backs.
4 thoughts on ““Eye Candy 4” is Done”
Such a lively quilt! Congrats, it’s a beauty. I also like how you made your label. A triangle would never have occurred to me.
The label triangle is a square of fabric—usually 8 inches—folded on the diagonal. I iron it and then pin it to a corner and baste it at the seams—so it gets sewn down when I put on the binding. Then I sew down the straight edge of the label before I turn and sew down the installed binding by hand. I think I learned this method from Bonnie Hunter’s blog, which I’ve followed for a long time now. Also, I now use a FABRIC gel PERMANENT ink pen to write on the label as that writing withstands a washing.
Thanks for the tip!
What a very fun stash you must have!! I love your quilts!!!