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Turkey Tracks: Recent Projects

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Turkey Tracks:  January 30, 2019

Recent Projects

Good morning!

We had snow in the night and now…rain.  It’s also very warm for Maine in late January.

Here are some pics on my current projects.

This EPP project is HARD!  There is a real learning curve involved here, but I’m getting faster now.  This is “36-Ring Circus,” designed by JoAnne Lewis and available at Paper Pieces.  I did NOT buy the whole templates offered, just the ring kit, which includes the center “pointy” temlplate—shown in red on the first ring.

I am currently using Cotton+Steel fabrics for the centers and solids (pastels for the ring and darks for the ring centers and diamond shapes) for the rest.

 

Here’s the status of THE COLOR COLLECTIVES first project:  circles.  So far I’ve broken TWO of my machines with the invisible thread.  Probably, I did not release the needle tension enough.  I did release the foot pressure instead, which was clearly a mistake.  I don’t think anybody but ME is having these issues.  One machine is back—along with two spools of thread that the marvelous Marge Hallowell of Maine-ly Sewing donated to the cause and for me to experiment with and about which to get back to her.  I would love to make this quilt a bit bigger, to a lap size, but I may also use the second months’s block—a foundation pieced cross—to create a border.  I’m still movng around blocks on the design wall—which is kind of crazy as I need to fill in the holes first.  I could, also, use a matching thread for the circles if I have matching thread.  I do love these circles.

Recent intense weekend sewing produced this “Cool Sunday Morning Quilt” from SUNDAY MORNING QUILTS (Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison).  It’s all in blue/green/grey Cotton+Steel low volume fabrics.  And it’s meant to be a companion to the recently finished “warm” quilt below, also made from C+S warm low volume fabrics—using Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s herringbone method.

 

Of course I also have three or four other projects developing or simmering, especially when I get to “playing” with some ideas and fabrics.  More on those later.

Turkey Tracks: Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild’s “Traveling Quilts”

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Turkey Tracks:  June 5, 2017

Mt. Battie Modern Quilt Guild’s “Traveling Quilts”

This month’s meeting was our THIRD round with our traveling quilts.

We are so enjoying this project.

To remind, each of us is able to say if we want additions connected or not, what colors we like/dislike, and so forth.

Here’s is Becca Babb-Brott’s addition to Vicki Fletcher’s quilt:  “Cherish What Is” and linking up completed parts into a whole.

Here’s Tori Manzi’s additions to Gus Bruns quilt–gorgeous and fun ROUND log cabin blocks.

Nancy Wright and Gus Bruns added to Margaret Elaine Jinno’s “village.”

Joanne Moore added to Tori Manzi’s quilt–the scattered flying red geese.

Vicki Fletcher added to Nancy Wright’s quilt.

Look at the “Singer” fabric Vicki found.  Love these bright funky squares.

Lynn Vermeulen added the spectacular circle of houses to Linda Satkowski’s quilt.

Wow!  Just wow!

Margaret Elaine Jinno is still working on my quilt AND had an operation on her hand this week.  The five coffee cups represent my sons and DILs.  Get well ME, so you can SEW again.

Linda Satkowski added the left and top portions to Joann Moore’s quilt.  Love the top frame and the red circles.  Both additions are so graphic and compelling.

I added to the first four of Becca’s words–using fabrics and themes she likes.  I needed an intervention to STOP ME as I was having so much fun.

I found this little lady in one of Becca’s quilts and took a surprise picture when she wasn’t looking.

So that’s where this funky lady came from.

Here’s my label–an idea copied from Amanda Jean Nyberg’s Sunday Morning Quilts.  I’ve fallen in love with this book and with Nyberg’s No Scrap Left Behind, which was just released.  Making the triangle was a fun project.

 

Warning to Joann Moore:  I’ve just had to make myself STOP working on your quilt!!!

(We are missing one quilt this month–it will get moved along nevertheless, so pics next time.  And we are skipping June, so the next pics will be in July.)