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Turkey Tracks: Megan Brun’s First Ribbon

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Turkey Tracks:  August 1, 2016

Megan Brun’s First Ribbon

Some of us had to make a lot of quilts before winning a ribbon.

Not Megan Bruns of Coastal Quilters.

This past weekend, this young woman WON a third first time out–at the Maine State quilt show:  Pine Tree Quilters’ Guild:

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Megan began this low-volume quilt with the hand-appliquéd colored circles you see here.  Then she surrounded the circles with lots of low-volume blocks.  See the “natural” circles at the lower left of the picture? And, of course, the fabric she found with circles included.

I’ve seen this quilt.  It is yummy, yummy.  Alewives Quilt Shop in Damariscotta Mills, Maine, did the modern quilting, and that’s yummy too.

Congratulations!!! Megan!!!

Can’t wait to see the quilt you are working on now finished–a very, very intricate English Paper Pieced millifiore quilt with tiny, tiny pieces.  (You can see some of that quilt in earlier posts.)   And, of course, hanging at Pine Tree next year.

PS:  She made her dinosaur shirt too.

 

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August 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Turkey Tracks: Quilts, Quilts, Quilts: “Star Light, Star Bright”

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Turkey Tracks:  February 12, 2012

Quilts, Quilts, Quilts:  “Star Light, Star Bright”

I’m still quilting like a madwoman.

And, having such a good time making creative use of 10 years of scrap fabric cut into useable pieces.

I sent off three quilts this week.

Here’s “Star Light, Star Bright”–a baby quilt made for a little boy–Meyer James Kelly–who will be born any minute now.  The bed gives you some size references.

 These blocks are in the “La, La Log Cabin” style, taught to Coastal Quilters by Rhea Butler of Alewives Quilting in Damariscotta, Maine.  For the centers, which are deliberately cut “wonky” so the block develops “wonky,” are a set of blocks from a Wynkin, Blikin, and Nod line of fabric that I used in another baby quilt.  I loved the blocks so much that I couldn’t bear to toss what was left.  I had to make two star blocks–I traced the star on a blue fabric, fused it to the star print, and blanket-stitched around it.

Here’s an upright view:

Here’s a close-up of one of the “Wynkin, Blinkin, and Nod ” blocks–there were different pictures in the blocks:

I quilted with a big meander pattern broken by stars–so it will be soft–and tried one of my curved templates in the border.

I love the orange binding with blue stars.  That fabric was a find.

The backing is plain–and I’ve been printing labels and hand sewing them on to the back of the quilt.  I like it that I can put in little sayings, poems, how the quilt emerged for me, and so forth–even pictures!  You can see both backing and the label in this pic:

So fun!  So happy!

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February 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm