Fluttering In Formation by Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs: 52 Twisted Tradition Block Quilt Along

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!

You can follow along with Melissa on her blog, facebook, twitter (@craftymamad), instragram (@sewbittersweetdesigns) and pinterest!

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...?
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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

Favorite Book:
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?
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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

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Stop back next Wednesday for another twisted traditional block tutorial!

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