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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: Penny Person, Quilting, and SNOW DAY!

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December 5, 2016

Penny Rogers Camm, Quilting, and SNOW DAY!

Penny, aka as Penny Person and/or Pretty Penny–as affectionately nicknamed by the Coastal Quilters, came last night.  (We had to distinguished Pretty Penny from No No Penny, my rat terrier.)

Penny brought her almost finished FIRST quilt, which is almost ready for its binding–a task she is learning to do on this visit.  I love the way her hand stitching with No. 8 pearl cotton is coming out on this quilt.  As soon as she gets the border kind of “nailed down,” we’ll put on the binding–which is the red of the narrow border.  She will do more quilting after the binding is on as she has to leave on Wednesday morning.

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Outside it is SNOWING!  Hard.  And it’s sticking now.  Here is the start of our first winter’s snow.

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Penny finished all her blocks for Amy Friend’s ‘Tell Me A Story” quilt.  (Amy’s blog is During Quiet Time.)

They are SPECTACULAR!  And ready to sew together.

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We had a yummy lunch:  smashed avocado with fresh garlic, salt, and lime and a salad:

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The turkeys came calling:

Penny is watching THE CROWN (excellent!) and sewing down the border.  I am sewing a Farmer’s Wife block.  Outside, the world is all white.

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December 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

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: 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