Monday, April 18, 2011

Let's Twist Again like we did last Summer!

Before we all start twisting...I finished making the rest of the red Snowball blocks and even finished the whole quilt top. Sorry....no pictures of it. It really needs to be ironed before it is shown. * * * * * * * * * * * However....I bought a new pattern and template called Twister that is just such a fun project. Here are the instructions and the thick plastic template. Just take 36 - 10 inch squares and sew them together. I pulled pinks and browns from my stash and added a rather wild brown and cream border.
Then you lay out the top on a big cutting surface, lay the template on the first square making sure the lines on the template line up with the seam lines and cut it out. The instructions say to cut out all 7 blocks of the first row and sew them together before cutting out the next row and so on down the top.
This is what the top looks like after cutting the first 2 rows. I made sure not to cut more than 1/4 inch past the template all the way around so that it wouldn't cut into the next block. It leaves about a 4 inch square of fabric from each block. I'm sure I'll find a use for them later.
This is the first 2 rows up on the design wall. Isn't that just cool!!! It only took about a half an hour to cut out and sew them together. What a fun quilt. I'm sure my Lazy Bee will have to borrow the template and make one of their own because it is just such a fun pattern.


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Happy Quilting! Lynda

10 comments:

mshilly said...

It looks great Lynda. It didn't take you long to get started on that project.

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

That is a cool pattern. I think it is called flic flac here in Germany..I´ve done it...it also looks cool, when you turn the squares the other way round after cutting. Gives it a totally different look.

Suzanne said...

The twister block looks great! I bought the twister a while ago and haven't done anything with it yet, but I think you have inspired me to pull it out and give it a go!

Mrs Moen said...

Tyst really is cool, Lynda! Grat colours too! Happy Easter!

Mrs Moen said...

Sorry, it should say that's!

Oops-Lah said...

I also bought the twisters and loved making a little quilt. I still have to try the bigger one. It really is a fun way to makea quilt, isn't it?

Carol G said...

I have seen another post about this. It is really amazing and makes a great looking quilt. I love your pinks and browns.

Josie said...

That's amazing! Looks like great fun to make. I've got to track down one of those templates. Love how yours is shaping up.. brown and pink... chocolate with strawberry cream filling... yummy!

Stray Stitches said...

How fun! I didn't realize how the tool worked until reading your post today. Love the colors you are working with.

Brenda said...

Wow, you are amazing! Can't wait to see the snowball quilt - it's one of my favorites!