Using a layer cake (10" squares) called Terrain by Kate Spain for Moda, I am going to finally make a twister quilt. I have seen several of Joanne's & finally decided to try one. Wish me luck. It is suppose to be fun and easy. I've already laid the layer cake out on the bed & ready to start piecing. The inner border will be white with purple polka dots. I will wait until more coordinating bolts come in before choosing an outer border. The technique is to first sew the squares together and add the border. Next, I will cut again on an angle lining up with the points with the cross lines on the special twister ruler. When I sew the blocks back together, they will form the pinwheels. Hmmm. We shall we. Should look scrappy and fun. I love the fabric!! It is so very soft and silky smooth to the touch.
Oct 02: Had to get started. Couldn't resist.
Oct 03: Phase 1: Sewed the 10" squares together and added the border.
Oct 05: Phase 2: Cut the pinwheels.
Oct 06: Sewed the first two rows. It's coming together.
Oct 08: Finished sewing the blocks into rows and connected the rows in pairs.
Oct 10: Main top finished. Need border fabric.
Dec 16: Got in fabric for borders and backing. It is all pieced now too. Ready to load and quilt. What a difference with the vibrant purple!
Dec 17: Started loading. I went back and forth between periwinkle thread and white thread on the back. I knew I wanted white on the front. I finally opted for white top and back & glad I did. The thread is so fine it is barely visible plus the border matches the backing completely now. Yes!
Dec 25: Sold to Joanne
Sep 2013: Joan Taylor bought this quilt from Joanne for a gift to her sister & did the binding.