In case you didn’t know, my sewing adventure making clothing. Also, I developed a love for needle work of all kinds, even though I didn’t practice any techniques myself. Along the way I was introduced to Folkwear patterns. These are patterns that have that reflect different cultures and time periods as their design theme. One of the patterns that appealed to me as a clothier was the Seminole Jacket and Skirt pattern. I never did anything with it bit it was always kicking around in the back of my mind. Which turned out to be a good thing because that’s how my journey into quilting happened.
Although most of what I sewed was custom clothing, I had dipped my toes into quilting by making a couple of baby quilts for my nieces. I used techniques from Eleanor Burns log cabin and Irish quilt books. They came out decent and I considered making another quilting project. One day I happened upon a quilting book about Seminole strip piecing called Simply Seminole by Dorothy Hanisko. Typically Seminole piecing results in narrow bands of piecing measuring anywhere between 1” - 5”. What the author did was to enlarge the finished size of the pieced bands so that you didn’t need as many bands to complete a quilt top. I used this technique the way it’s presented in the book to make a few Seminole quilts I have in my gallery.
I will be taking part in the Quiltmaker 100 designer block blog tour for volume 12. As part of the blog tour I will be giving away a copy of the magazine to 1 lucky tourist. On November 20th, come back and visit my blog. I’ll give you instructions on how to get your chance at owning a copy of this amazing resource.