Happy 14th Wednesday of 2014! Can you believe the year is already over a quarter done!? Time sure flies when you’re having fun! I have a ‘streak’ going on here and I have yet another wonderful guest blogger sharing their ‘twist’ on a traditional block with you all. Today I’m very happy to introduce you to Melissa Dunworth of Sew BitterSweet Designs!
What is your favorite thing about Quilt Alongs?
I love seeing things in different fabrics and colorways. I have always been mesmerized by how changing a fabric or a color can completely change the overall feeling of a quilt.
What type of quilter do you consider yourself – traditional, modern, contemporary, other…?
I actually really struggle with this question. I am the president of my local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild, so in some ways I am a modern quilter, in other ways I am very traditional. I know I am most definitely influenced by traditional quilting, hence my obsession with Lone Star Quilts recently.
What other quilt alongs are you participating in in 2014?
I am doing the BOM with my guild and I am doing a “modern” crazy quilting group with some wonderful women on Flickr.
Apples or oranges?
Apples for sure, I live for apple pie
Harry Potter Series and the Outander Series (I blame Julie from The Intrepid Thread of getting me hooked on this one!)
I always enjoy reading about other quilters! Now…what you’ve all been waiting for…which traditional block did Melissa decide to twist?
Melissa’s block is based on the Beggar’s Block 1758b from the Encyclopedia of Quilt Blocks. When I saw it I immediately thought of butterflies. I slightly changed the dimensions and added embroidered happy faces. I’m calling it “Fluttering In Formation”.
Find out how to make this wonderful twisted block by checking out Melissa’s Blog HERE!
I can’t wait to see what all your blocks look like! Be sure to share you blocks and any projects you make using your blocks onto our flickr group: 52 Blocks Quilt Along
Instagram/Twitter Hashtag: #52bTT
Stop back next Wednesday for another twisted traditional block tutorial!