Thursday, March 16, 2023

Pardon the Interruption

I was ONE seam away from finishing the wall hanging flimsy that I teased you with in Sunday's post. 

Then DrEaMI (drop everything and make it) popped its pretty head into view by way of Julie/Julie's Quilts and Costumes.  She had made a sweet small quilt using the pattern "Around the Twist" by Trudie Hughes from her 1986 book Template-Free Quiltmaking.  

I have always wanted to make that quilt.  I pulled three fabrics, started cutting, and three days later I have this to show.

I used two fabric remnants from my stash that limited the size I could make.  It is 41" x 50", a nice size for a wheelchair quilt.


  1. I loved Julie's quilt, too! Yours turned out great, Libby. It's one of those designs that I want to look at up close so I can figure out the block construction!

  2. I made that quilt twice back in the late 1980s. Trudie's books were so great and some of the few speedy quilt directions available. I took a class from her in WI and got an award for being the speediest sewist. I can see why you wanted to make it, it is a great pattern.

  3. I made ATW from Trudie's book years and years ago. I'm sure it would be easier for me now! Trudie did a trunk show for our guild shortly before she sold Patched Works. The shop is still in business though I haven't been there for a while.

  4. Still admiring those zinnias in the last post, Libby. Gorgeous! How neat to have this lovely top finished...I need to choose smaller projects. Sigh.

  5. LOL!! Squirrel!!! A beautiful one, at that, Libby.

  6. Of course that project's a DrEaMI. Those fabrics are perfect together. Congrats on a quick finish!


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