Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Making Tracks

There must be turkeys running amok in my studio. They've left all sorts of tracks behind.

First there were a dozen, mostly in whimsical yellow prints:

The next day five more showed up.

Oh, and the piggies made a 10" Wrench block for my collection when the turkeys weren't looking.

Now today there are 20 Turkey Track blocks!

For the time being I'm just pulling bright, happy prints that may have been hard to use or inappropriate for other projects. For example, I have the print on the right below in two colorways. Both were fat quarter cuts and neither had been cut into yet.

I often indulge in fat quarters of prints that take my eye and then can't figure out what to do with them. Maybe these blocks will be part of the solution to that problem. They are also helping me to use up more of other favorite prints.

Of course I haven't a clue what I might end up doing with these. I may have another quilt top before I know it!


  1. I like them all, but the greens are my #1 pick. I can see a quilt almost there already.

  2. This block pattern is one of my favorite and I love the prints and colors you've chosen. Just simply too fun. I thought the block pattern was called Crown of Thorns. Or maybe it goes by both names? What size are these and where did you find the pattern?

  3. I love this block in all the colours you've used so far, and suspect you could make it in baby-poo brown and I'd *still* love it! If you're needing a name for it, may I offer 'Fruit Spangles' the name of a beloved hard candy of my childhood, which came in bright fruity colours and flavours. These blocks are definitely good enough to eat!

  4. Those turkeys have made some mighty fine blocks! They are whimsical but also dynamic. Very satisfying.


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