Thursday, May 24, 2012

Little Twister quilt

I told you I would start a new project! he he

So I figured I'd make a lil' twister quilt
I played a little in EQ first and figured out how many squares I needed and also figured that I'd add some white for some squares and the border.
So I cut out 5" squares here

sewed them all together and added a white border- it's actually a slightly different white, so you CAN see the difference between the white squares and the border


This morning (mostly yesterday though) I finished the twister quilt top
I think it turned out really cute!! but -oh boy!- cutting those little squares out took time and was tedious! but I love the result!


here's a close up of the fabrics, it was fun because one fabric was a stripe, so I had wondered how that would look and it just turned it at an angle and the same angle on all the parts.


Now I just ordered some more of the dark blue for a skinny border and binding and some of the blue floral on white for a larger border, I think that will be cute!

I need to start quilting this NEXT stitch star quilt, now that it's on the frame, I'm kind of scared to do it, wonder why?? partly because it's for a competition but it's also kaleidoscope blocks and I know all those intersecting seams are hard to quilt over, may need JACK the ripper's help a few times :-)


here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- all 12 blocks are done.
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- on the frame ready to be quilted
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - blocks #1 and 2 done
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top
#34 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#35(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#36 (all year) Round Robin swap -May mailed out
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-missing label
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - top done
#39 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- top done and backing and batting ready
#40 wonky block swap block- May is done and shipped out
#41(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#42 (may) blue and white lil' twister- main part of top done


11 comments:

Connie said...

Looks wonderful! Love twister quilts!

Dresden Quilter said...

It is beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

It looks fabulous. I love your colors.

Sue Daurio said...

Love your twister. I just did my first one last week. I don't think it will be my last. I really like your layout :)

quilt happy said...

looks great

Wendy said...

Love the twisted and so want to do that :)

Christine L said...

Love it! I want to try this technique. I have the tool... just need some more time :)

Rose said...

I love it! Saw where someone had pinned it on pinterest and had to come look.

Tante A said...

Super fin twister layout, Bea! Købte linealer i Chicago i December, så den ligger og kalder på mig :-) spændende at have en så dygtig landsmand i quiltens hjemland!

Tante A said...

Super fin twister layout, Bea! Købte linealer i Chicago i December, så den ligger og kalder på mig :-) spændende at have en så dygtig landsmand i quiltens hjemland!

Tante A said...

Super fin twister layout, Bea! Købte linealer i Chicago i December, så den ligger og kalder på mig :-) spændende at have en så dygtig landsmand i quiltens hjemland!