HANDS ALL AROUND
(with Drafting Grid)
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Circle diameter for the curves=
Quilt Notes: Similar to FRIENDSHIP KNOT (especially the rendering upper right), "HANDS ALL AROUND" dates back to 1901 Ladies Art Company Catalogue, #402. The expression was a call to dancers to gather into a circle, popular in the pioneer days in the farm lands of the midwest. Nancy Cabot (December 18, 1934) explains in detail:|
"'Hands All Around' was created at the time when the old-time barn dances were at the height of their popularity. These dances originated in the nineteenth century and the 'caller' who directed the actions of the couples frequently voiced this signal. The colors of the original were as gay and festive as the pastime which gave inspiration for the name."
Jinny Beyer's QUILTER'S ALBUM lists this design in her "8-Pointed Star with Curved Elements" section (pp. 343-347). CARRIE HALL BLOCKS (p. 111) by Bettina Havig includes the templates, with the center sections and the four-corner "hands" pieced separately. See piecing ANIMATION.
animations at this site include:
STORM AT SEA
WONDER OF EGYPT