Last Thursday’s workshop was the culmination of many weeks of mystery. A technique that resulted in a pieced quilt top with setting triangles on the edges that weren’t cut separately and set in. Now, THAT’S a huge bonus for all who have had marginal success with this type of pattern! To refresh your memory, the pieced top (prior to slicing and twisting) looks like this…… My previous post expands on this here. There were approximately 30 brave souls who had stayed for the “fun”. I had given them only the preliminary diagram. This is one group that’s very serious about their stitching and the word for the day became increasingly apparent. It was “focused”. With just some minor assistance, success was achieved by all and the ‘shouting’ was heard! “Halleluiah”s echoed round the room as each gal successfully sliced their piecings, rearranged them, and restitched them.
My example (in the first photo), after 2 “slices”, became this……….. For those of you who would want to work out this pattern on your own, the “rest of the story”/pattern may be found in my original “Twist and Shout” post, here. One important note……..The outer edges are all bias, so one, or more, borders are required to stabilize the finished top. Mine was constructed with 5” charm pack squares. I worked with 2 packs of Moda’s “Primitive Muslin” (flannel) and a charm pack of “Count Your Blessings” (cotton). The setting triangles are a dark coffee brown cotton. There will be 2 borders added (a photo for an upcoming “Design Wall Monday”, perhaps). If you have some moments, check out these posts for photos of this pattern done in a variety of fabric combinations by my Spring Grove quilt group………..here and here and here.
Now, I need to get back to those borders!!! Til next time………………
That looks like a great way to use up scraps.
It really is and the size of the squares to make the 4-patch block (which is the dimension of the solid/dark blocks) is totally arbitrary!!!!! One gal used Moda “Candies”(?)…the 2.5 inch pieces for her blocks. She used them full size and the dark blocks she needed to cut from dark fabric.
What a fun class! And a challenge too!
The hardest part was getting everyone to pick up a rotary cutter ……. and CUT!!!!! LOL!!!!!
It looks great! Everyone seems like they were really enjoying the day!
It definitely was a ‘hit’!!!! Actually, much more than I had expected. The “twisting” part went perfectly!!!!!!! LOL!!!
Now it all makes sense! What a fun day all you ladies must have had. I went to the SEAMS meeting. A nice group of us enjoyed the day and chatter;) No more info on Angela’s upcoming workshop here in Oct.
Oh….thank you so much for the SEAMS info/update!!!! And, yes, this group is quite amazing!!!!!
This is a great technique! So glad all had a successful day!
This group was terrific to work with!!!!! Looking forward to the next one!!!
What a nifty idea!
I wish I could take the credit for it!!!! LOL!!
fun class and a great teacher…thanks a lot…
Looking at the pre-pieced top, I would have never figured out anything original to get from it, but once I saw the resulting top, I can see exactly how it was done! Looks like so much fun, and I think I will join in!
One question, did you work out ahead of time how to end up with the light squares in the center? That is very impressive!
Yes I did. I kept in mind that the closer I got to the dark brown “setting triangle” blocks, the darker it needed to get. It took a lot of design wall time, though, and a bit of “mind visualizing”!!! LOL!!!!!!
What a fun day!!
It looks like a super fun day!!
It totally was!!!! Hope to have some “finish” photos in the coming days!!!!!!