Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Twister


I started a new Twister quilt! I am using the Lil' Twister. The fabric is Kate Spain's Good Fortune collection. Since I wanted a larger quilt, I am alternating a very pale blue solid in between each block of the Good Fortune. I wasn't sure how large it was going to be so I still have to buy border fabric. I could have used the same pale blue but I want the solid blocks to look just as "twisted" as the featured fabric. Using a border made from a different fabric should frame them and not let the light blue blocks look as though they fade into the border. At least, that's the effect I'm striving for! We'll see what happens.


This is the latest block I've machine quilted. It's pretty hard to see in this picture. I quilted hearts in the 4 corners as well as the 4 set in triangles. I also sewed a little meandering loop around each heart.


I sort of quilted 4 overlapping leaves in the center. I don't like that clump of thread in the middle but I'm not sure what else to do.

I have 4 blocks done but 8 to go! So slow but I remind myself I'm learning!!



13 comments:

  1. Keep working and you will be finished before you know it. Great work on the blocks.

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    1. Thanks so much!!The blocks are just taking longer that I expected.

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  2. Lovely! I love the fabric you used for the Twister quilt. Cant wait to see the finished quilt top ♥

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    1. I'll definitely post it as I make more progress!

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  3. Love the idea of a different fabric for the twister quilt border. It will definitely showcase the twister centerpiece! Your FMQ is looking great, Rosemary!

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    1. Thanks for the nice words! I'm looking forward to see how this twister is going to turn out! I'm hoping my idea works! I'll definitely post it!

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  4. Looking forward to seeing your twisted quilt! Your quilting looks great!!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I'll post my progress on the Twister!

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  5. I love Kate Spain's Good Fortune collection! I was just admiring it on ebay yesterday. Great job on the free motion quilting! I like the overlapping flower, it's very pretty. April @Little Mama Hen

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    1. I loved Good Fortune the first time I saw it but wasn't sure what I could make with it. I bought the charm pack and Lil' Twister. Hope it comes out good!

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  6. Your quilt is looking great!! The twister should be real cute too!! hugs

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  7. You get so much sewing done on your days off!
    The alternating light squares on the twister quilt will really show off the Good Fortune fabrics.

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  8. Your twister quilt looks exciting! I love Kate Spain's fabrics and looking forward to see the progression. Your quilting looks lovely on the star block!

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