Little Twister

Posted Saturday, March 12th, 2011 in Fabric Stash, Fabrics, Quilting | Tags: , , , , ,

Last week I made a  Twister quilt from ten inch squares of fabric. When the blocks are cut, there is leftover fabric between each square.   I decided to use this fabric to make a small Twister quilt.

Twister quilts are made by first sewing squares of fabric together and adding a border. I took the leftovers and squared them up and sewed them together. I added a 3 inch border. The next step was to cut the pinwheel squares. Place the template  on the quilt (with the lines on the intersecting seams) and cut around it. Continue cutting each row until all the squares are cut across the top.

The next step is to sew the blocks back together in the same order they were cut. This creates  the Twister pattern. The final step is to add a border to the quilt. This is  necessary to stabilize the quilt because all the edges of the blocks are on the bias.

The finished size of the small Twister is 25 1/2 inches.


Kristene - TinyTeena says... March 20, 2011 | 7:25 am

Linda, I really like the interlocking effect of the blocks. Having a few bright colours helps to grab your attention and give a 3D effect also. I would love to make a quilt using this process also.

Kim says... January 24, 2012 | 4:53 pm

Can you do this with scrap squares and come looking out right? I have to make a Scrap quilt with all my cut out blocks and thought this might look differant for a twin Hospital bed for my Father.

admin says... January 24, 2012 | 6:10 pm

Kim, I think scraps would work. Just make sure there is enough contrast between each square so the pin wheels will stand out. If there isn’t, the colors just run together.
I would love to see a picture of your scrappy twister quilt.

Julie somers says... January 12, 2015 | 5:45 pm

Hi For a 10 inch what size for twister

Thx julie