How I Make a “Tree” Quilty Block

Turkey Tracks: November 16, 2020 How I Make a “Tree” Quilty Block Several people have asked me now how I make my Quilty “Tree” Block. First let me say that this block was inspired by Amanda Jean Nyberg’s tree block quilt AND that I finally devised my own method after completing the “Mowed Lawn” block … Continue reading “How I Make a “Tree” Quilty Block”

“Bright Birches” Quilt

Turkey Tracks: April 12, 2021 “Bright Birches” Quilt This very-fun-to-make quilt was inspired by a larger block made by Amanda Jean Nyberg (Crazy Mom Quilts) “Trees” block. My blocks finish at 7 1/2 inches. (There is an earlier blog post here on how I made this block: ) The backing is “Art Theory Overall … Continue reading ““Bright Birches” Quilt”

Bits and Pieces in Late November 2020

November 25, 2020 Bits and Pieces in Late November 2020 Winter is closing in now, and we are in the darkest time of the year. But there are seasonal gifts to view, witness these beautiful red berries against the grey sky that I saw in my travels the other day. We’ve had some cold days, … Continue reading “Bits and Pieces in Late November 2020”

Snow Days Quilty Projects

Turkey Tracks: February 1, 2021 Snow Days Quilty Projects We’re getting our first BIG storm tonight—with a lot of accumulation overnight. That meant I had to cancel my right eye cataract surgery for tomorrow early. The reschedule date will be March 2. There was no question that I had to cancel—once it starts to snow … Continue reading “Snow Days Quilty Projects”

Winter Quilting, February 2021

Turkey Tracks: February 14, 2021 Winter Quilting, February 2021 This last week was a busy one for me, so blog postings got put on hold. This coning week will contain several snow storms, starting later today, and that is just fine by me. I have food (or will get what I need this morning), and … Continue reading “Winter Quilting, February 2021”

“Bedrock” Quilt Top Finished

Turkey Tracks: July 23, 2020 “Bedrock” Quilt Top Finished Well! That was fun! Here is the 5th project of 7 from this year’s online class The Color Collective sponsored by Amy Newbold’s Sewtopia. Tara Faughnan is the designer and curator of each month’s fabrics. I wanted a wall hanging, so my version is 31 by … Continue reading ““Bedrock” Quilt Top Finished”

Mid November Quilty Update

Turkey Tracks: November 13, 2020 I have FOUR quilts to longarm now—each is all set up with all their parts organized, including their labels and bindings. And while my quilt room is feeling MUCH less tangled with projects now, the bed in the adjacent bedroom is piled high with these projects. First up to quilt … Continue reading “Mid November Quilty Update”

Turkey Tracks: Season 1 Quilts From The Color Collective

Turkey Tracks:  December 16, 2019 Season 1 Quilts From The Color Collective I’ve almost finished all the six projects from Season 1 of the online class The Color Collective, hosted by Amy Newbold of Sewtopia.  Tara Faughnan designed each block and curated 12 solid fabrics for each project and Sewtopia mailed the fabrics to participants … Continue reading “Turkey Tracks: Season 1 Quilts From The Color Collective”

Turkey Tracks: How Many Ongoing Project Are There?

Turkey Tracks:  March 4, 2019 How Many Ongoing Projects Are There? Some of stopped sewing long enough to count up ongoing projects we’ve started. 1. I was in pretty good shape until I got involved in Sewtopia’s Color Collective project with blocks and solids designed by Tara Faughnan.  (Amy Newbold owns and runs Sewtopia.)  For … Continue reading “Turkey Tracks: How Many Ongoing Project Are There?”

Turkey Tracks: April 2018 Quilty Update

Turkey Tracks:  May 2, 2018 April 2018 Quilty Update “Winter:  Dawn Trees” is now sewn together and is being quilted–with a grid pattern on my domestic Janome 8900.  This quilt is my design, inspired by Amy Friend’s workshop and book, IMPROV PAPER PIECING.  I drew the three different blocks on EQ7 (now EQ8) and had … Continue reading “Turkey Tracks: April 2018 Quilty Update”