Another Look at “Aunt Dinah”

While researching quilt block history this past week, I happened upon a song about Aunt Dinah’s quilting party and thought you might also enjoy hearing about the correlation.

“Aunt Dinah” was our “Sisters” QAL block of the month in April. (Click here to re-visit the blog post.) I wonder now if the block name was inspired by a song by Stephen Foster who wrote over 200 American folk songs.

I found a better comprehension of the song on this recording since the lyrics were printed. And then, for fun, I listened to this bluegrass rendition performed by the New North Carolina Ramblers.

You will find a link to instructions for “Aunt Dinah” by clicking on the “Sisters BOM QAL” tab in the menu. Adding a simple chain design for alternate blocks creates a stunning composition. (Thanks, Trinity for the color suggestion!)

I find it interesting when art forms intersect, affecting and inspiring each other. To me, the song adds rich dimension to the “Aunt Dinah” quilt design.

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