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Turkey Tracks: Becca-Babb Brott’s Latest Quilts

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Turkey Tracks:  October 16, 2018

Becca Babb-Brott’s Latest Quilts

Becca’s “Long Time gone” quilt top, designed by Jen Kingwell, is done.  This quilt was a challenge in our Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild.  Note that Becca used a variety of neutral strips to piece her blocks together.  She is not going to add a border.

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Becca took an improv piecing class with Denyce Schmidt this past summer at Alewives Quilt Shop in Damariscotta Mills, Maine.  The quilt top emerged the other day—all finished.  It’s colorful and fun, and Becca really enjoyed the process she learned.  Denyce Schmidt’s web site is as follows:  http://dsquilts.com/

I am really intrigued by quilts made with the gorgeous solids on the market these days.  There is one in my future for sure.

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Turkey Tracks: Lynn Vermeulen’s Tula Pink Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  October 9, 2018

Lynn Vermeulen’s Tula Pink Quilt

She’s finished it and is putting on the binding!

It’s a spectacular quilt!

The longarm quilting is awesome in both the sashing and the individual blocks.

Here’s her backing.  I also like the darker binding she chose.  It’s making a really nice final framing.

Go Lynn!

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October 10, 2018 at 9:45 am

Turkey Tracks: My “ `Long Time Gone’ Cotton+Steel” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  October 9, 2018

My “ `Long Time Gone’: Cotton+Steel” Quilt

It’s done!

And it’s another quilt that has surprised me in that I really like it.

Jen Kingwell designed this improv quilt, which uses traditional block forms but in an improv setting.

I quilted with a light grey thread and “McTavished” it.  I really love the texture formed with this dense quilting method.

The backing is also a Cotton+Steel fabric.  I wanted something where the quilting would not show all that much.  A colored fabric just wasn’t working for me.  The first fabric I chose was orange (one of the big butterfly prints), and I didn’t like how the grey thread was looking on the orange.  I bound with the same backing fabric.

Here are some random pics of blocks on the front:

I like how the black and neutral fabrics are working in this quilt, which is another reason that kind of backing was better for the quilt.

 

Slater helps with everything I do.  Everything.

 

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October 9, 2018 at 8:10 am

Turkey Tracks: Mt. Battie Modern September Show and Tell

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Turkey Tracks:  October 4, 2018

Mt. Battie Modern September Show and Tell

Lynn Vermeulen has completed her New York Beauty quilt.

Next to Churn Dash, this block is my favorite quilting block.  Lynn’s quilt is AWESOME!

Tori Manzi’s Katja Marek millifiore is taking shape now.  Tori and Becca Babb-Brott have figured out a way to sew these blocks without using paper piecing and glue sticks or thread basting.  They swear it is much faster and easier on the wrists.

Margaret Elaine Jinno’s medallion center to a Jen Kingwell quilt is almost done.

Sarah Ann Smith showed us her new lupine quilt.  Check out Sarah’s blog for more of her work.  Sarah is a nationally recognized quilter and teaches at the Houston Show, among other places.  She had her own exhibit there this past year.  Sarah is known for her quilting, in particular, and has published at least two major books.

 

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October 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Turkey Tracks: “Long Time Gone” Challenge Quilts From September The Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

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Turkey Tracks:  October 3, 2018

“Long Time Gone” Challenge Quilts From

The Mount Battie Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

Mt. Battie Modern challenged members to make Jen Kingwell’s “Long Time Gone” quilt, starting in January 2018.  We set up a schedule to make the separate blocks and allowed enough time to put the quilt top together.  At our September meeting, quilt tops started showing up.  Each is different, and each is wonderful.  The makers really had fun with how they chose fabric for the blocks, and many makers changed Kingwell’s scrappy block format to something else.

Here is Karen Martin’s quilt top.  She chose a srappy format.  And note that her border features Kaffe Fasset “coin” fabrics.

Tori Manzi chose to use Moda’s “Grunge” fabrics.  And you can see that she had a whole lot of fun with her pineapple blocks in particular.  She is going to add a border, and we talked about what she thought she would do next.

Lynn Vermeulen’s top pieces are done, and she is sewing together the sections now.  We were able to lay it out though.  Lynn chose to use solid fabrics, and look how sparkly her quilt is.  Right now, Lynn is saying she’s going borderless.

My top is now off the long-arm, and I’ve got one more side to bind.  So, look for pics to come soon.  I used all Cotton+Steel fabrics and changed the border treatment to a piano keys format.

I’ve included a selection of blocks from various quilts to show some of the variety in the quilts.  Tori gets th eprize for altering pineapple blocks.

 

 

 

 

Becca Babb Brott is putting her quilt together now.

Betsy Maislen has been volunteering on the J&E Riggin windjammer for the past month and is off to a river cruise in Europe.  Her blocks are mostly done, and she will finish when she gets home.

Linda Satkowski is also traveling, so we will see her top soon I’m sure.

 

 

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October 3, 2018 at 10:04 am

Turkey Tracks: “Long Time Gone” Top Done

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Turkey Tracks:  September 19, 2018

“LongTime Gone” Top Done

I wrote this post last week as well.  I’ve since finished quilting this quilt and am sewing on binding now.  Pics to follow in a few days.

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Yep!  It’s been done since early September.

But as I said, I’ve been really busy.

To remind:  this quilt is “Long Time Gone,” a Jen Kingwell pattern.  This quilt was a challenge issued by the Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild, and we started making blocks in January.

I did not use Kingwell’s border treatment, opting instead for the piano keys border.

The quilt is 100% Cotton+Steel fabrics, and I like it a lot.

I’ll likely get it on the long arm any day now, especially as I finally settled on a backing.  I had a backing that didn’t work with a light grey thread, which I need for the front I think.  That’s how that goes.  The discarded backing will find a new place.  And I’ll show the one I chose when I’ve finished the quilt.

 

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October 3, 2018 at 9:30 am

Turkey Tracks: Quilted Icebergs

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October 3, 2018

Quilted Icebergs

A friend sent me a post on this art/quilting project by Adriene Hughes.

I thought you might enjoy the creativity involved.

 

https://www.wired.com/story/photo-gallery-quilted-icebergs

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October 3, 2018 at 8:48 am