Turkey Tracks: May 12, 2014
“Acadia” started as a leader/ender project–pioneered by Bonnie Hunter who now has TWO books of her own leader/ender projects. (Basically, you keep a pile of blocks near your machine while working on another quilt, and when you need to cut the thread on the primary quilt, you run through a “leader/ender” block instead.)
AND, I ve long had a yearning to make a red and green quilt.
This quilt is BIG, heavy, warm, and I absolutely love the way it came out. It’s built on the “Contrary Wife” quilt block, but I split some of the larger blocks into four-patches.
(My rug is out to be cleaned–hence the dark pad on the floor.)
I love the way the secondary pattern developed in this quilt–forming not only a trellis, of course, but squares inside the light squared an inside the trellis center with dark and light centers:
Here’s a corner and the inner and outer borders:
The back was really fun because I did not have enough of the wild green Kaffe Fasset floral I used on the back, so I used more of the bright red remnants I had and every orphan block I could find that would work in this quilt:
Here’s the backing turned to the front, and you can see the bright green binding:
I used a Kelly green thread and a pantograph entitled “Arcadia” from Urban Elementz. It has nice gentle curves and just the right amount of coverage for this quilt.
But this quilt is “Acadia”–no “r” added–after the famous national park just north of Camden, Maine.