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Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

Amish with a Twist--gets a new twist

So I don't know what's going on, but I have had several inquiries lately about the very first Amish with a Twist block of the month quilt I designed for Marcus Fabrics. It featured their Centennial Solids, and, if I do say so myself, is a striking quilt. One of the features of the program is that it was designed for beginning quilters. Each set of blocks focuses on a particular quilting skill/technique and get progressively more difficult.  There's even a little bit of applique' on the borders to give sewists a taste of applique.

Yes, the pattern is still available. It is for sale on my website and through distributors.

But a shop owner asked me recently if I had ever considered re-working it in another fabric collection. Actually, I had not given it any thought although I had seen the quilt made up in prints, batiks, hand dyes, and, of course, solids.

Once that seed was planted, I could not let it go . . . . so just scroll down and look at the original Amish With a Twist and what I came up with using my upcoming Twilight Tones collection, available through Studio 37, a division of Marcus Fabrics. 

I've loaded up all the info on the Twilight Tones version of AWAT here, just in case it strikes your fancy.  The collection should start arriving in shops this month. And don't miss out on the coordinating Aurifil thread collection that includes both 50wt and 28wt spools, perfect for both piecing and machine applique.


The Original Amish With a Twist BOM Quilt




The Twilight Tones Version of AWAT

Amish I in Twillight Tones







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