Monday, December 19, 2011

Design Wall Monday - Twister

Today I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

I have said this before and it sure is true - I love to read quilt blogs!  The downside is that there are so many beautiful, fun ideas out there that I cant wait to try new projects. 

Late Friday night I decided to try out my Twister template.  Now I know that I may be late to the Twister game, but I have to say that I love it!  I just can't believe how easy it was to put together a block that looks so complicated.

I decided that I would test out the template with a small stack of charms left over from an old project. 

Warning:  I did make a big mistake when cutting out the first 2 rows.  I figured it didn't matter how the template was placed on the fabric as long as the template lines matched the seams.  Apparently, it does make a difference.  I guess I flipped the template over a few times when cutting while watching TV.  The blocks did not match up and I had to start over.

You can bet that I was extra careful when cutting out the blocks for a second time.  Once the blocks were cut, I think it took less than 10 minutes to sew the top together.  The next time I use the template, I will be more aware of my fabric choices so the twisters do not blend together.

Now I just need to determine how to finish this project.


  1. Your twister quilt looks great. I like that some blend in with the others.

  2. I've made several of these twister quilts in a bunch of different sizes. They are so fast and easy and great looking! Take a look at my border treatment for one you might like

  3. Very pretty. I like the blended effect you ended up with.

  4. I love it! How large is it?
    I just bought the 8" twister. I have a layer cake I thought I'd use, but the problem is that the fabrics are so close in color range that I think I'll lose the twister pattern... I was thinking of adding fabrics, anyway, because I'd prefer a very large lap quilt, or a small bed quilt. Hmmm - love your quilt top! :)