Two for One quilting was new to me until my friend Lydia taught a class. I had no idea what "Two For One" quilting was all about, so I signed up. After all, her samples were fabulous, and I could not for the life of me figure out how the heck she did it.
Two For One means that, while you make the first quilt, you are actually also making the second one......all at the same time.
It is sorta like doing bargello quilting, in that you make stratas, and as you are putting the finished stratas together, you are also laying out the second quilt. It winds up with this:
The fabric that is one the INSIDE of quilt number 1 winds up to be on the OUTSIDE of quilt number 2. I have posted photos so you can study what I am talking about.
this is the first quilt.
this is the second quilt.
Here are the two of them together.
I am not sure if the first quilt is actually finished to my liking. I am thinking of doing some applique on it, showing off sun flowers.
I'll let you know if I actually do that!
Ah, the world of quilting is never old, and it keeps our brains working to ward off Alzheimers to boot!
My back is still hurting like blazes, I have almost completed another Ally Cat Quilt by Krackers, and am studying a quilt from the book "Open a Can of Worms".
In the meantime, I am doing what I can, for as long as I can. It will be good to be able to get outdoors again. I absolutely HATE having to "Take it EASY" anymore. And it is all SparkPeople.com's fault.
YOU guys made me this way. Before YOU, I was a happy, fat, lazy quilter. Now I am a happy, trimmed down, energetic quilter who loves to walk and get moving.
You know, being an active member of Spark is like doing the Two For One quilt. When we begin to do the program, we watch what we eat and make sure we get in our workout. Before you know it, the weight is coming off and our bodies are stronger.
Then we notice that, because of the exercise and drinking water, our skin is actually looking and feeling better too.
Then we start wearing more colorful clothing, and even pay attention to our hair.
We drop old friends who were like gloomy anchors, weighing us down, and pick up new friends who bring excitement and enthusiasm to our lives.
I could go on and on, but I think you can see the Two For One effect of Spark.
Yep, Two For One is a GOOD thing!!!