Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jitterbug

If you were alive in 1938, you would probably think of this when you heard the word Jitterbug:





The dance was wildly popular, as you can see. Starting as the Jitterbug, it soon became known as the Lindy Hop and then Swing Dancing. It looks like a lot of fun.



So, what does this have to do with quilting? This is what it has to do with quilting:

The Jitterbug Quilt
Quilt pieced and quilted by Sheri Curtis

Isn't this beautiful? The quilt has been made using Windham Fabrics Storybook feed sack reproduction prints. Beginning with a simple four-patch center block, the block radiates out giving it lots of movement and energy, just like the dance.
The pattern came from this book- Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. The entire book is full of charming quilts, each and every one. Jitterbug happens to be the cover girl.


If you live close by, stop in and take a peek at this incredible quilt. We have strip packs made up just for you, all you need is your background and borders! How nice is that?

4 comments:

scottylover said...

I love 30's repros! That quilt is adorable. Might just have to pick it up as well as some jelly rolls. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy A

BlueRidge Boomer said...

OK...your making me drool....might have to make another trip to Atlanta!!

Enjoy.....LindaMay

Betty said...

What a beautiful quilt! And, what a perfect name for the pattern...really gives you that dancing feeling!

Lynne L said...

I look at the book everytime I come in now guess I'm going to have to buy it. The quilt is beautiful. Sheri did a wonderful job.