Friday, February 17, 2012

Twist Along Step 1

I have decided to take part in the Twist Along sponsored by Craizee Corners. I needed to buy a layer cake and 1 1/4 yards for a border. I had bought the Twister Ruler last spring and had never used it. I thought this was a good opportunity to try the ruler. You could use your own yardage and just cut out 10 inch squares but I wanted to buy fabric in colors that I don't usually work with. I never use red or brown. It's not that I don't like them, I just always seem to gravitate to feminine pinks and greens. I felt this was an opportunity to try something outside my comfort zone.

Week one was pretty easy. Just sew 36 ten inch squares into  a 6 x 6 formation. The hardest part was trying to keep up a high degree of contrast between the blocks. I like it so far although I see a few places I could have switched things around. I feel I'm happy with the end result. That's good because I doubt I would actually take anything apart!

Next week we add the border and may actually start cutting out the twister block. It's a little bit scary but I'm hoping doing this with a group will offer insight into the process that I wouldn't have doing it alone. I will update when I'm done Week Two!


  1. looking good ...waiting to see how it turns out xx

  2. Oh, I just got the "Lil Twister" for my 5" charm squares I've been collecting. Will watch your progress....nice contrast Julierose

  3. Love it! Looking forward to seeing the next block!

  4. Will be fun to see how your twisters come out. It is a cool pattern.


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