Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Twister complete!!

I finished my Twister Quilt today! I'm so excited to finish it. I started the quilt as part of the Twist Along with Sha over at Craizee Corners. I found it easy to do and am quite happy with a quilt top finish. It was started on Feb 12 and ran for 4 weeks. The quilt, after using the twister ruler, measured about 53 inches square. I added a 1 1/2 inch inner border and a 6 1/2 inch outer border. I used the fabric from Moda's Butterscotch and Rose collection. I really loved the prints and the shades that were used. They're a little different than what I usually use but it was such fun to work with these gorgeous fabrics! I'm not really sure how I will machine quilt it. I have a quilt all pinned and ready to be quilted. I'm hoping I'll come up with something when it's time for this quilt to be finished. I'm leaning towards meandering but may try something new. I guess it's time to practice this month's Free Motion Quilting Challenge. Ann Fahl has some great all over patterns she has shown us.
Here's a picture of the quilt with just one border. I think the second border really frames the quilt and makes it look truly finished. So glad I went with two borders. I really love it and hope you like it too!

Out for dinner with a friend. It's so nice to not have to cook. However, I have to take our cat back to the vet. He's been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and seemed to be doing well on his medication. Lately, he's gone back to some of his odd behavior before he was treated. I hope his dose just has to be adjusted. I hate getting older and I think our cat would say the same thing if he could!

 Here's a picture of me and Ricky, our cat, a couple of years ago.


He looked better back then. I think I did too!!

7 comments:

  1. Very pretty finish, Rosemary. Love that double border; I have to do mine yet--family matters have taken my time lately...Julierose

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  2. Nice picture of you and Ricky!And the quilt is beautiful!Love the colours and these borders look like icing on the cake!

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  3. Rosemary I love your quilt, can't wait to see it in person.
    Linda

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  4. Looks great! That inner border of red really sets the whole thing off.
    Say "hello" to Ricky from Toby. :-)

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  5. Beautiful twister quilt. Your colour choices are fabulous. Adding the second border really makes your centre piece pop! Looking forward to see how you quilt it. Bravo..well done!

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  6. Hi Rosemary! It seems we are on the same track: twisters and blogger's block of the month. Have fun quilting and I sure hope for the best for the poor cat...

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  7. Wow, it's absolutely beautiful! Congrats!

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