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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Hope you enjoy this quilt!
Becky @ www.patchworkposse.com