Turkey Tracks Quilt

Hello everyone! I'm Becky from Patchwork Posse.  Today I am going to show you how to sew up the Turkey Tracks Lap Quilt Top. I love quilts....especially lap sized ones.  They don't take as long to sew up, are great for gifts, and are handy to have around the house for a quick snuggle and use.

Great for any time or season.  Bright colors and prints would also work great.  Just make sure that your dark and medium fabrics are contrasting enough- so the blocks stand out and don't get lost. 
This quilt is a bit tricky, but I will show you a quick piecing technique for the flying geese to speed up your construction time.

1/2 yard- dark fabric
2 yard- background
1 1/4 yard- green
3/4 yard- red
various fabric scraps for the piano keys border- 5" X 2 1/2" --92

Dark Blocks~
36-- 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" dark
36-- 2 1/2"  X 2 1/2" background
36-- 2 1/2" X 2 1/2" background- corners of blocks
Flying Geese Blocks~
36-- 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" background
108-- 3" X 3" green
9--  Red 2 1/2" X 2 1/2" squares
36-- 6 1/2" X 2 1/2" background
2-- 2" X 43"
2-- 2" X 47"
Piano Keys:
92-- 5" X 2 1/2" vairous fabrics
4-- 5" x 5" corners- green

Dark Block:
Draw a line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the 2 1/2" square
1)  Place the small background 2 1/2" square right sides on one corner of the 4 1/2" dark square
2)  Sew on drawn line, cut off remainder triangle and iron
Flying Geese Blocks:
Draw a line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the 2 1/2" squares
1)  Place the 2 1/2" squares at opposite corners of the background square
2)  Sew on either side of the drawn line
3)  Cut on drawn line and iron
4)  Place a 2 1/2" square in the last corner of the background
5)  Sew on either side of the drawn line
6)  Cut on drawn line and iron
Square these to 4 1/2" X 2 1/2"

1)  Sew 6 1/2" X 2 1/2" on either side of a red 2 1/2" square
Repeat for a total of 9
Set aside the remainder background pieces- will be used later

Piano Keys:
1)  Sew 23 keys (5" X 2 1/2' ) side by side
2)  Repeat for a total of 4
3)  Sew the corner 5" X 5" squares to either ends of 2 sets- set aside

Block construction:
1)  Sew single flying geese to the dark block
2)  Sew the section from step 1 to the side of the block
Repeat until you have 36 blocks
Sew the sashing pieces in between two blocks
Then use the layout below to sew 9 blocks total
Sew the 9 blocks together in rows of 3 for the center of the quilt
Sew your first border on the sides of the quilt top
Sew your piano keys border on the sides of the quilt top

56" X 56" Quilt
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Becky @ www.patchworkposse.com


Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

This is a lovely traditional looking quilt. Very nice.

Becky said...

It's a great traditional pattern. The contrast between the light and dark fabric really help it too!

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KathyinMN said...

Love the light/dark color choices. Going on my to do list.

kathy yedica said...

love the quilt. Under ingredients you did not indicate that there are several different darks, different backgrounds etc. I do not know how much to buy of each fabric. For instance: Would a jelly roll do, a charm pack etc.