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Exploring the Turn Style Quilt

I am doing it again!! Stitching Heaven asked me to teach on another quilting cruise, and I had such a wonderful time last November that I didn’t even think about it. I said yes!! I decided to give myself a nice padding of time to get familiar with the quilt that I will be teaching. And since I had access to advanced yardage of Michael Miller’s new line Summer Dreams, well, it was a match made in heaven!! Y’all, this is Turn Style Quilt. Isn’t she lovely!!

The Turn Style Quilt

The block is big!! The Turn Style Quilt has one block repeated over and over again. It is about 18″, and I love big blocks!! It is straightforward and easy to make and the perfect quilt to make on a quilting cruise. The blocks almost look like windmills, and this Dutch girl loves windmills. The pattern is designed by Amy Ellis, she is the creator of #IGQuiltFest, which is a fun way to show off what you have been working on. Every March she hosts it, and she gives away a ton of prizes. She even has a magazine called Cutured Quilts! I have participated in one of her Quilt Alongs, which I still need to finish.

quilt folded up

The Fabrics

I am loving these fun threads!! The flowers are enchanting and whimsical. I love the textures found in the line. There is a watercolor texture in a lot of the fabric’s background. They pick up small details found within the flowers and create the supporting fabrics. An example of this is the circle, triangle, and square design. The colors are happy and brilliant pastels. Such a well-designed line. I actually did my first YouTube live and showed all the different fabrics.

The Quilting

I quilted this on my Q20. It is my second attempt at this design. I think for the next quilt I quilt, it will be the concept but change it up a little. Maybe making it a little more playful.

Summer Dreams will be in store soon, so keep your eye out for this fun fabric.

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