Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I had seen a tutorial on the "Twister" tool and it fascinated me. If you have a chance and you're on You Tube search for the Twister tool and watch it. See if it made you want to try it! Well anyway, I purchased the Twister tool that fit 5" charms called the "Lil Twister." There is another tool that works with a 6 1/2" square and called the "Midi Twister." A short version of the instructions is you lay out all your squares adding sides, top and bottom borders. Tip: Make sure you have different colors that don't match your border. If you notice on mine (right hand side on bottom row) I have a blue charm pinwheel in a corner and it just blends in with the border. You can make this any size you want but I wanted a doll blanket sizeso that's why I chose the 5" squares. Then you start in the left hand corner and match seams to the black x on the tool and cut. Keep cutting across the top row that you've sewn.
Make sure you line these cut blocks up as you go so you're pinwheels will line up right when you sew
When you cut be sure to save your scraps because there is a smaller twister tool for 2 1/2" squares. You're not really loosing hardly any fabric. I have cut all my 2 1/2" squares from scraps and some day will get them sewed up and use the smaller twister tool to make another very small quilt. So keep watching my blog because one of these days I'll have that mini quilt to show.
Well watch the tutorial, get yourself a twister book and start sewing those squares together! It's additive!!
Monday, March 17, 2014
Saturday I returned to Kessler Kreations quilt shop in Hillsboro, Ks that I’ve been sewing for. If you look back through my blog I had made “Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes” quilt blocks. Now you can have a look at them all sewn together. I really thought it turned out cute. It’s so bright and cheery. What little child wouldn’t like to drool all over it!
Now I’m on her next project and that is “Noah’s Ark” blocks. Made from the same company so be ready they’ll be coming soon.
In the meantime,
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Knowing last year I was going to make each of my grandsons a quilt for Christmas I decided this was going to be one of them. I worked on this one first because it probably would take the most time. I have to say I really liked the finished product because of all the colors. Don't be scared to attempt this kind of quilt. It might look hard but its really not. The worst part was trying to keep the colors straight with what colors to put on the next block.
Give it a try! Until next time,
Keep on stitch,