Some groups seem to have an abundance of “over-achievers”! This term definitely applies to the larger of the two quilt groups I belong to. I will have to interject that I, on occasion, fall in to this category, also!! We began the day with a morning workshop on a pattern called “Twist and Shout”. I am not sure of its origin (whether free or not) but it is another of those clever piecings that result in something that appears more difficult to achieve than it really is. Here are 3 that were done by the workshop leader:
And this is the ‘flimsy’ that I completed:
The center blocks were recut from a quilt top that my grandmother had begun and never finished. The fabrics are from the ‘50s/early ‘60s. Although the resulting piece has the blocks set “on point”, it is sewn with 31 4-patch squares and 9 solid blocks in a “straight”/row pattern. The piece is then cut apart and reassembled ‘on point’ with the solid squares becoming the setting side triangles. So clever!!! The directions will follow in my next post.
After the business meeting, show/tell followed and here are some of the photos I snapped:
Yes, those are “Cathedral Windows” done totally by hand and rescued by this gal from an estate situation where the children were ‘disposing’ of all of the sewn/quilted items of a relative with no respect being shown for the artistry. This tree skirt is being used as a table topper, also. Gorgeous!! Be on the watch for this type of situation at garage/estate sales in your area, gals!!!!!
Til next time………