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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Let's Twist!

So, it's the long Turkey weekend and I have finally carved out some time (pardon the pun) to make a project I've had on the wish list for ever so long. I got this Lil' Twister tool at my favourite quilt shop (The Marsh Store). The first step in the process is to pick fabrics.
Well, this wasn't too hard for me I just pulled from my stash some interesting blues in dark, mediums and lights, and cut 5" squares. You sew the four squares together to make a block. The hard part for me was finding the whites for the 3" borders. Thought I had loads of whites, what I have is loads of off whites. YIKES - it's 9:30 at night and no fabric store open. Phew! I managed to find just enough :) Guess that's going on my list of "must have"!
 So once the blocks are all sewn and pressed you get the ruler and start cutting!
I took my lead from an online tutorial by Tamarack Shack Thank you, Thank you for the great tut, you can see a pic from her blog behind the sewing machine! The pic on the left shows the difference in the finished size from the square block to the twisted block! It may seem like you're losing a lot of fabric - but not really, besides, don't we all have loads and loads? On the right is one finished twister block, seven more to go, I can't wait until I finish this one ..... will post pics
TTFN and Happy Thanksgiving!!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Glad you liked my tutorial on the Lil' Twister ruler. I was just using it yesterday to make a few placemats.