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Turkey Tracks: “Tell Me A Story” Quilt is Done!

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Turkey Tracks:  November 15, 2016

“Tell Me A Story” Quilt is Done!

And I LOVE this one too.

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Choosing fabrics for the individual blocks has been such fun.  The idea, from designer Amy Friend (During Quiet Time is her blog), is that the outer ring works with the inner ring to tell a story.  Some of my blocks actually work to tell a story.

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The peach background fabric is shot with cream–it’s subtle so a bit hard to see here.  And the backing is a fabric I’ve had for probably close to 20 years and have not been able to find the “just right” project for it–though I’ve always really liked it.

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Thanks you Amy Friend!

There’s another “Tell Me A Story” in my future, I’m sure.

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November 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Turkey Tracks: “Tell Me A Story”

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April 24, 2016

“Tell Me A Story”

WARNING:

Amy Friend’s blocks in her quilt “Tell Me A Story” are addictive!

(Her book, just out, is INTENTIONAL PIECING and her blog is http://www.duringquiettime.com)

She can’t resist them either–and the new ones she is making are on Instagram and the blog.

Here are my first ones–made yesterday afternoon, where I spent some sewing time just playing.

The idea is to make some connection between the fussy cut center of the block and the borders:

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I chose a soft salmon/peach color for my background…

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I don’t know how this block center got “turned.”  I make take it apart and recenter it.  Not sure if that is possible though…

I like the Indonesian fabric with the tiger…

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I’m not sure I can resist making a few more of these blocks this afternoon…

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April 24, 2016 at 12:10 pm

Turkey Tracks: Amy Friend’s Quilts

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Turkey Tracks:  April

Amy Friend’s Quilts

Amy Friend, modern quilt and quilt pattern designer, was the speaker at a joint meeting of Area 2 in Maine, hosted by the Coastal Quilters, Friendship Samplers, and Georges Valley chapters.

Can I just say that this meeting was so much fun.  Amy Friend brought many of her amazing quilts and patterns to share.  We were entranced with modern quilting, the graphic designs, the colors, and Amy herself.

Here’s one of the many quilts with which I fell in love–Amy’s “Tell Me A Story.”

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Each little block is “intentional”–in that each tells a “story.”  INTENTIONAL PIECEING is Amy’s just-released book, which I bought at the meeting.  It’s FULL of wonderful ideas and instructions.

Here’s a close-up of some of the blocks:

Amy Friend, designer/maker

Amy Friend, designer/maker

You can see more of Amy’s quilts and patterns on her blog:   www.duringquiettime.com

The monthly archive button is on the right side of the blog to get to older posts.

You can also follow her posts on Instagram.

Enjoy!!

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April 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm