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Turkey Tracks: “Crossed Kayaks” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  March 23, 2017

“Crossed Kayaks” quilt

This cutie baby quilt got mailed recently.

The 12 1/2 inch foundation pieced blocks are from a book by Lynn Goldsworthy, THE ULTIMATE QUILT BLOCK COLLECTION.  She actually called this version a “Bento Box” pattern, but I’ve seen in other places a similar pattern called “Crossed Kayaks.”  Likely that pattern did not have the colored square beneath the kayaks.

The fabrics are from a collection by Riley Blake called “Crayola.”  I pulled from my stash to add more solids.  I bought this collection in Coastal Quilters’ fund-raiser auction last November.  I’ve always LOVED crayons.  As a child, nothing much was more fun than getting a new box of crayons–each with their tips still pointy and new.  That was probably the first realization that I loved the whole range of colors.  This suite of fabrics also comes in girly pinks.

The secondary patterns are neat in this quilt.  The center makes an Octagon.

Here’s the back.  I stole from the backing fabric to get the front border, so pieced to fill in.  That’s always fun.

 

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March 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Turkey Tracks: Quilty Projects

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Turkey Tracks:  February 24, 2017

Quilty Projects

I’ve been quilting The Farmer’s Wife Quilt off and on all week.

One more pass, and it will come off the long arm, ready for binding and a label.  Then pics to follow.  I love the backing for this quilt.

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The downstairs bedroom’s bed is still covered with projects in progress.  Yes the goal is to finish them up.

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The bulk is what’s on this bed is piles of fabrics for the Katja Marek EPP millifiore quilt.  Somehow, I need to see all of the fabrics as I go along.

Units from the 2016 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, En Provence, are in a pile ready to be sewn together.

There’s fabric for a 12 1/2-inch foundation pieced block project in a pile there as the long arm table is presently busy.

Ditto the big Aeroplane bag I just made, from Sew Sweetness.

And parts of Jen Baker’s BIG STAR quilt, made from BIG half-square triangles, is on the pillows.  I’m going to use color-specific selvages.  I think they will work.

A pile of fabric with text is over there, for the Valse Brillante EPP quilt designed by Willlyene Hammerstein I’ve been putting together.

My goodness!!

That leaves out the Tula Pink 100 City blocks.  I need to do February’s blocks.  I’m using Cotton + Steel fabrics, and they are all in their own bin in the quilt room.  These blocks are fun to do and quick and easy.

I don’t know.  Maybe it will all get cleared out by…summer visitors.

Here’s where the Milli is now.  I’m working on the blue at the bottom–and the last piece will establish the whole left border.  This quilt is a wild child for sure.  I have no idea if I’ll like this quilt or…not.  It’s hard to pick out fabric for the rosettes.  I have a somewhat clear idea of the whole, but…  It’s still hard to tell exactly.  I need to use fabric from my stash as much as I can, so it’s hard to plan too far ahead.

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Here are the 12 1/2-inch blocks in progress.  They formed a pattern I’ve seen called “crossed kayacks.”

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This pattern is from this book by Lynne Goldsworthy–which has some really cool blocks.

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We are to have two rainy days now, so I’ll work away at some of these projects.