Happy New Year fellow quilters!
Hoping to start blogging regularly (or at least monthly). Making it an actual resolution sounds wrong since that would make it a chore rather than fun so let’s just say I’m optimistic and eager to try!
My friends at Moda have helped me start my blogging goal by inviting me to write an entry for their Moda Cutting Table blog so please read that post tonight and come back here to read the rest of this post and enter to win a kit and patterns!
My patterns have never required special tools or rulers…simply the basic rulers. I know there are lots of great rulers and templates for different techniques on the market, and yes, I have acquired several but haven’t been inspired to actually incorporate one into some of my patterns until now.
The Lil’ Twister and Twister tools were created by Marsha Bergren of CS Designs (Country Schoolhouse) and they continue to be on the top selling tools lists. They make it a piece of cake to make pinwheels out of squares. The Lil’ Twister uses 5” squares and the Twister uses 10” squares.
Three of my patterns feature the popular Lil’ Twister and Twister tools:
Twister Illusions (QM131)
The Twister Illusions pattern works great with solids. It’s also perfect for batiks. In the version below I simply changed the placement of the blues and greens and used batiks instead of solids.
Twister Tapestry (QM130)
Below is the Twister Tapestry baby and queen layout shown on the pattern back in solids.
Triple Twister (QM127)
All three patterns have the option of multiple sizes from baby to queen or king, and pattern above has table-runner and bed-runner options. The patterns utilize the Lil’ Twister for the smaller quilts sizes (runner, baby and throw) and the larger Twister tool for the bedrunner and queen size quilts.
You can also use these patterns with other pinwheel tools on the market for smaller pinwheels. Simply follow the tables inside for the number of squares needed of each fabric and cut square size as directed in the instructions for your tool.
Below are two versions of Triple Twister made with one layer cake (Forty+ 10” squares) plus 1 or 2 backgrounds using Moda’s Tapestry collection by Fig Tree. This is the kit I’m giving away in honor of my guest blogging on Moda’s Cutting Table.
Version with 1 Background Fabric
Version with 2 Background Fabrics
Which version do you prefer? The winner can choose their favorite version. On the Moda blog I also showed versions in an upcoming fabric line called Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais.
I hope you enjoyed this introduction to my Twister patterns. Have you used the Lil’ Twister or Twister yet? I know I’m definitely late to the party since these tools have been out for several years already but perhaps I’m only “fashionably late” since I anticipate these tools will be around for many, many years to come.
Please leave a comment here for a chance to win the Triple Twister Quilt Kit with Tapestry or a collection of the 3 patterns. The lucky winners will be chosen at random end of the day next Wednesday, January 16th. This is an especially lucky day since my father and oldest brother (both named Harry!) were born on that day. Sadly, Dad is no longer with us but he would still want us to celebrate!
And, please “follow” my blog so you can be notified when I make additional posts. I anticipate lots of show and tell and more giveaways.
Enjoy all your Quilt Moments!