Saturday, July 21, 2012

Twister

The concept of the Twister ruler has fasicnated me for awhile. So here is my first go at making something with Twister ruler. I have six projects at various stages going right now... not sure why I started another one, but this was a lot of fun. Fast, easy, and I think way cute. I have a hard time following directions, so I slightly modified the pattern found in Let's Twist Again by Marsha Bergren. My goal was to use all of the usable fabric I could. I was also limited on using something I had on hand... no runs to the store and I commited myself to trying to use only 2 charm packets. I ended-up using 2 1/2 charm packs (Ruby and Muslim mates by Moda) and 1 fat quarter of the ruby. The back will probably be mulsin and now I am trying to figure out how I want it quilted. Do you think hand quilted with Pearl Cotton thread or the usual???? If you have never used the Twister ruler- below is a few snap shots of my first go at it. You layout your pieces and sew them together- either 10" or 5" (charm size) in the order you would like. I rearranged them a half dozen times and finally gave up. I do not feel very comfortable doing random and I'm suprised at the outcome. Instead of doing the border row, I went ahead and put "extra" rows on all sides.
After sewing them together- you get out the pretty cute little ruler and cut--- what cut--- are you kidding me-- I spent good money on this fabric-- I am not going to waste a piece. This is what I got after I finally mustered up the courage to cut.
Then you sew them back together in order row by row. You get two by two....
Then a whole row......
This is what it looks like after--- what?? Why are there holes in my quilt???? n
I cut the "extra" off the sides and ends to make a border to go around the quilt (there was extra because of the extra rows I used instead of the border).
This is all that I am left with- so I sewed the 2 1/4 inch blocks together and I'm planning on using it for the binding.
This is as far as I got... about 4 hours give or take. I'm not the fastest... but a very easy table topper or wall hanging... It was a lot of FUN!

Jennifer
PS. If you are interested in the ruler or the book let me know and I can get you one.

4 comments:

  1. Your quilt turned out wonderfully!

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  2. I think four hours is pretty good time, considering you had to essentially "fussy cut" all those squares. Not to mention putting it back together so the colors match up.

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  3. you cut those twister pieces out perfectly, I cut thru the little extra pieces.... yours looks great. it looks like a heart!

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  4. I love the fact that you found a way to use all of the leftovers. It always seems like there is so much waste. It looks fabulous.

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