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Making a Two For One Quilt

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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'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!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOVESCAMPING 5/3/2010 10:18AM

    I like them both.

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CARLANNIE 5/1/2010 9:03AM

    Sandy - ah, yes. SP can be blamed for a lot of dastardly doings, lol! You have been quite productive while you are 'taking it easy,' btw. I also love your yellow kitty quilt for the little girl with cancer. What a generous spirit you have!

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LUNADRAGON 4/30/2010 3:41PM

    Stunning quilts. Take care of that back, I truly empathize with you.

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THE_SILVER_OWL 4/30/2010 2:25PM

    Your two new quilts turned out beautifully. Thank you for sharing the great pictures and your SP comparison as well.

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14JESUSGIRL 4/29/2010 6:41PM

    Great ideas!

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TAZZYM150 4/29/2010 3:31PM

    I love the concept and would love to try this.

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DARCEYOH 4/29/2010 2:27PM

    Ugh! The doctor told me to take it easy at one of the times I went there for my back, and I looked back at her dumbfounded. I don't know what "take it easy" means I told her. But I followed directions (didn't help by the way).

It makes it easier to compare one thing to another, and be able to relate the two completely different things, to better grasp and understand the entire concept. At least, it works for me that way.

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KAROUSELL46 4/29/2010 1:53PM

    What a concept. I really like that idea, two for one. I totally agree about SP. Exercising is good for me but killing me in the mean time. Can't wait for these bones to feel better so I can go exercise. emoticon (yeah right)lol...Karen

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RELGRAM 4/29/2010 1:25PM

  WOW! Gal! What an accomplishment! I still can't picture what you are doing, but I bet I could if I could watch you. How about if we meet halfway between Washington and North Carolina--say, Branson, MO.??? And you SHOW ME!!! Wouldn't that be fun? Talk about pipe dreamin' Love ya

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LOSETONEED 4/29/2010 12:49PM

    Pretty quilts, and I liked the comparison between the quilts and SparkPeople. Take Care.

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