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Turkey Tracks: “Cool” Selvage Quilt Finished

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Turkey Tracks:  July 20, 2018

“Cool” Selvage Quilt Finished

Summer is a busy, busy family and garden time for me.  So I have not posted to the blog as a result.

Still, I have had some time to sew.

I finished the selvage quilt I’ve worked on off and on for about a year.  I chose the “cool” colors–and love this quilt so much that I will make it again in the “warm” colored selvages I have collected.  I have LOTS of those now.  I might make it a bit bigger too since I like it so much.  Who knows.

I enlarged the block size from Amy Friend’s “Circuitry” quilt, found in her INTENT

IONAL PIECING.  And I used patterned fabrics around the selvage parts of the block rather than more subtle fabrics.

I quilted with a light grey t40-weight hread (Signature) and tried the McTavishing style of quilting.  I was really, really not sure I would like McTavishing as I spent four nights drawing on paper to try to get the scale bigger than one might do on a domestic machine.  I have to say that I really love the texture.  As I went along, I got more proficient AND I got braver about filling in open spaces.  I can’t wait to McTavish again.

I chose this Cotton+Steel fabric for the backing because I’ve always loved it and got a really good price for it on Amazon, via fabric.com.  This fabric is an older one, so I was lucky to find it.  And I figured any problems I created with the quilting would not show so much on the back.

My intent was to make this quilt a functional, washable quilt for, maybe my bedroom, where Penny tends to lick herself and leave spots.  But, for the moment, here it is:

You can see along the bottom where my McTavishing was more tentative, leaving lots of space.

Can’t wait to make “Warm.”

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July 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Turkey Tracks: September Farmer’s Wife Blocks

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Turkey Tracks:  October 1, 2016

September Farmer’s Wife Blocks

 

There are actually a few extra blocks here as I wanted to finish all the “M” blocks.  AND I can see the end of the project, so I printed out all the remaining paper foundation piecing patterns.

 

No. 65 Mother:

Orange fabric is Japanese; others are Cotton + Steel.  I love the mix of these fabrics.

Friend Becca Babb-Brott carries the Japanese fabrics in her Etsy store, Sew Me A Song.  She puts together reasonably priced “bundles” of fabrics in all sizes, so you can experiment with these new designs without breaking the bank.

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No. 66:  Mrs. Anderson

Yellow daisies are Japanese; not sure about the squares.

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No 67:  Mrs. Brown

Mustard cherries are Japanese.

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No. 68 Mrs. Fay:

Red is Japanese; neutral is Cotton + Steel.

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No 69:  Mrs. KellerThis one was SUPER HARD.

All fabrics are Japanese.

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No. 70 Mrs. Lloyd

Fabrics are Cotton + Steel.

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No 71:  Mrs. Morgan

Aqua fabric is Japanese; rest are Cotton + Steel.

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No 72:  Mrs. Smith

Orange fabric is Japanese; other fabric is Cotton + Steel.

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No 73:  Mrs. Taft

The mustard fabric is from a new Cotton + Steel collection inspired by designers trip to Portugal.  The neutral is from Cotton + Steel.

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No. 74:  Mrs. Thomas

The cats are Cotton + Steel.  The purple reads “solid” and comes in a variety of yummy colors–Hoodie Crescent for Stof Fabrics

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On to No. 75–TWENTY FOUR blocks to go and three months to do them.

What a fun trip this has been.  I alway, always finish projects, but I’m not sure I would have finished this one if I had not been working with a group.

Interesting Information AND Quilting Information: Cotton + Steel

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Interesting Information:  January 21, 2015

Cotton + Steel

I love stories, and this one is fascinating.

Five “bad ass” women.

Start a business.

RJR Fabrics LOVES THEIR WORK.

And let’s them do whatever they want.

Cotton and Steel — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER.

Even if you don’t sew, this story is really fun.

Enjoy!

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January 21, 2015 at 9:59 am