This past year at Sew Sisters, we worked on Amish with a Twist II by Nancy Rink.
It's a beautiful quilt and it's all pieced - no applique. It was originally made with solids and is a medallion style quilt. I bet you're thinking that there isn't much you can do to modify that quilt - right? WRONG!!!!!!
Have a look at what was revealed in our show n tell - the class did an amazing job!!!!!!!!!!! I don't even feel like I can take credit for it - they just got inspired and went for it!
Here is the original quilt by Nancy Rink.
|Amish with a Twist II by Nancy Rink|
Sit back and relax. Now some of the class decided to do their quilt using the same solids as the original. Well - let me clarify that - Sew Sisters does not carry the brand of solids that was used in the original, so I substituted KONA for the original fabrics. Kits were made up for those that wanted one. However there were some that didn't want to use the kit and wait until you see what they did. And thanks to Ronda who took pictures for me.
We started off with Raili's quilt. The top was together - she made the outer border a bit smaller than the original. AND - she was almost done the quilting that she did on her table top Tiara quilting machine. Yes - she quilted an overall design by herself on this huge quilt. I won't tell you how young Raili is - but there is NOTHING that will stop her! She's feisty!!!!
|Raili's Amish with a Twist II|
|Marlene's Amish with a Twist|
She had it quilted by someone else with a overall Baptist Fan pattern which is just gorgeous and very appropriate. We had also purchased die cuts of an Amish Buggy and this is where Marilyn placed hers. You can also see the quilting in this picture.
|Label and the Amish Buggy die cut|
This next quilt belongs to Mary. She had only gotten as far as adding the first outer border - yes - we know there is an issue with the design. I'm not sure what happened, but this was a pattern that by the time you got to assembling it - it was so big - well you just wanted it together. We told her to not fix it, but knowing Mary - she went home and fixed that!
Bonnie used some interesting fabrics for her quilt. There are some fussy cut images in the center of the stars, but has a totally different look yet the same as the original. I think she did an excellent job with choosing fabric values!!!!!
|Bonnie's Amish with a Twist II|
|Half of the Amish with a Twist II|
And this is what she did with the star blocks and the center.
|The second half of Amish witha Twist II|
Anne used batiks on her quilt and it was also completely finished. It was custom quilted and it is stunning. No piping on the binding - it is fiddly for sure - oh yes - she also made that outer border a smidgen smaller than the pattern. An excellent use of value - especially for batiks!!!!
|Ann'e Amish with a Twist II|
We had a bit of a blast from the past - This is Marlene's Amish with a Twist I top that she has finally finished and brought in to share with us.
|Amish with a Twist I - Marlene|
Here's a link to my issue with piecing my version of Amish with A Twist II.
Shoot - I know that I have two other finished tops to show you - Giovanna and Genny and I thought Patricia was finished hers as well. They weren't at this class - well Giovanna and Genny weren't so I must find the card with those pictures and I'll add them in. But I need to get this post up!!!!!
AHA - back from the dog park and found the missing pictures on my phone. I think I had forgotten to take my camera last time.
This is Giovanna's quilt. She hasn't put borders on it yet, but WOW - those colors are stunning. We were a little concerned at one point about the value of some of the blocks - but I think this is absolutely stunning!!!!! She used batiks and batiks are very very hard to work in certain values!
The last one for show n tell of the Amish with a Twist is Genny's. Genny's quilt was completely done and I think it was given away as a gift so she had to have it done. She also modified the borders and I like the look of the lighter color. She quilted it herself on her long arm. Awesome job Genny!!!!
|Genny's Amish with a Twist II|
The next couple of quilts are other show n tell from our November meeting. Yes - these darn pictures were on my phone and I take them, but then forget about them.
This is Anne's Grand Illusion quilt - the Bonnie Hunter mystery from 2014. Yes - it is complete - quilted and bound!!!! Anne is a machine!!!! I have to say that this isn't my most favourite of Bonnie's mysteries but I would love to take it and throw that block in EQ7 and come up with another colouring. If you look closely - you can see the sashing (the green). It is still a beautiful quilt.
|Bonnie Hunter - Grand Illusion by Anne|
This next one is also a mystery. It is last year's Border Creek Station (I think it was last year or the year before). Marilyn made this one. Again - all quilted and bound. These girls are serious quilters!!!!
I didn't make this Border Creek mystery, but I'm supposed to be making the current one. Haven't even picked out the fabric yet!
|Marilyn's Border Creek Station mystery|
OK - I'm done with the post now!
Anyone up for Amish with a Twist III????
|Amish with a Twist III|
We had a bit of other show n tell as well. This is a wall hanging that Mary did - she has thread painted that tree and it is gorgeous. Again - the picture does NOT do justice to the work that she did!
|Mary's wall hanging|
And look at this - Marilyn brought in this bag to show me. She had made many bags like this - I believe they were gifts for Christmas. But look at that fabric - isn't it familiar????
Yep - that is the same fabric that I made the Weekender Tote out of!!!! I certainly LOVE the color of the fabric, but it is not pleasant to work with. It is outdoor sunproof fabric and it's coarse and nasty.
On that note - I'm out of here - got something to get ready today for work tomorrow. And to find those missing pictures.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!