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“Pot-Pourri” and “Eye Candy” Quilts Land

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Turkey Tracks: February 24, 2022

“Pot-Pourri” and ”Eye Candy” Quilts Land

As you know I’ve been making baby quilts. Maybe I should say I’m making quilts for children.

I mailed these two quilts to my niece in Wyoming last week—for the new baby, but with the added notion that her existing three children might like to adopt these quilts first and that that was fine by me. They are meant to be used and loved. Niece Lucy has three children (a girl and two boys) and is expecting a boy in July.

The Churn Dash block quilt ”Eye Candy” is smaller—and is probably too small for these children to use. But ”Pot-Pourri,” it’s lap size.

The fabrics are all Cotton+Steel/Ruby Star Society from my stash. And I pieced the back from that stash as well.

I used the ”Check and Chase” pantograph by Lorien Quilting with a ”parchment” colored thread.

For ”Eye Candy” I fussy cut the block centers and used the ”Check and Chase” pantograph with a soft grey thread.

I had such fun choosing the block centers.

And, again, I pieced the back.

Lucy sent me this picture when the box arrived. My grand-niece Willa was present and liked ”Pot-Pourri.”

Soon, this picture followed.

Can I just tell you how happy I am to see this precious child love a quilt?

Now, of course, I have to keep an eye out for quilts for the two boys. After the current crop of needed baby quilts are made and mailed.

”Pot-Pourri 2” is on the design wall and ”Eye Candy 2” will go on the longarm today.

And I saw a pattern this morning that would work well for at least one of Lucy’s boys.

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February 24, 2022 at 9:51 am

“Bright Birches” Quilt

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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: https://louisaenright.com/?s=How+to+make+a+tree+block. )

The backing is “Art Theory Overall Day” by Allison Glass for Andover. It comes in “night” and “charcoal” as well.

I quilted with Signature 40-weight, “Rose,” with the “Check and Chase” pantograph by Lorien Quilting. Using a darker warm thread and the burgundy border “knocked back” the neon brightness of this quilt, and I am liking the finished product.

Here’s a nice close-up picture.

“Funky Rail” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks: December 4, 2020

“Funky Rail” Quilt

My “Funky Rail” quilt is all done. This pattern is from Sajata Shah’s CULTURAL FUSION QUILTS book, which I love. I will be doing more patterns from this book and will likely make this one again in different fabrics

Sajata Shah’s method for forming these blocks is different and amazing. I could never visualize a concept like this one on my own. The block is so lively and fun.

I pieced this backing from leftovers from the front and from my stash.

The line of rectangles is made from the trimming off-cuts from the block pieces. I couldn’t just thrown them away.

I quilted with an antique gold thread, which worked well I think. And the pantograph is “Check and Chase” from Lorien quilting.

I’m using this same pantograph for my wild geese quilt, which is now on the longarm.

More rain is coming in, so I’ll probably get this quilt longarm quilted soon now.

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December 4, 2020 at 11:29 am

“On Point” Quilt Finished

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Turkey Tracks: October 8, 2020

“On Point” Quilt Finished

This quilt is another very different project for me. But I loved making it, especially as decisions about the colors and the setting of the colors were made for me. The block that guest designer Denyse Schmidt created for Season 2 of The Color Cellective is BIG—20 inches.

This quilt is the final project (7), finished just in time for Season 3 to start in November.

I wasn’t quite sure how to quilt it, but opted in the end for this overall design with curves and some sharp points. I like the texture that developed a lot. The pantograph is Checks and Chase by Lorien Quilting. The row is 8 inches and is double, so 16 inches wide.

The thread color is the same kind of jade green that’s in the quilt—and that worked well too. It was dark enough for the darker fabrics and not too dark for the lighter. My fallback for quilt thread is always shades of grey, but they just didn’t work here with the mixtures of bright/dull/dark and light and dark. I use Signature 40-wt. all cotton thread on the longarm, and this thread color is Jade.

I also wasn’t sure what would work well as a backing, but I’m happy with this duller taupe colored fabric that has sprinkles of color that are, for the most part, also in the quilt. It’s Ruby Star Society, Speckles, and there is a very large range of colors in that line. This backing does not draw attention from the front of the quilt.

The luscious dark brown in the quilt provided enough for the binding, which I always cut on the bias. I did order extra dark brown in order to have enough for this 60 x 60 quilt. I could have easily and happily made this quilt much bigger, but wasn’t sure how it would come out in the end, if I would like the block, and so forth. I have tended to copy the Color Collective projects and then play with them—once I’m sure I understand how they work. I never think about using a luscious dark brown instead of black, but I will now.

November is coming up fast!