Mini- quilt from scraps

Posted Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 in Quilting | Read More

When I made a wall hanging from the scraps of my Twister quilt in March, I still had some very small scraps. I made a mini quilt with the scraps from the wall hanging. Well.. I finally quilted it. I ordered a wire frame to display it from Erica’s in South Bend, IN.

I am now displaying it in my sewing room on  top of my bookcase.

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Three projects from one Layer Cake

Posted Monday, March 14th, 2011 in Layer Cake, Quilting | Read More

I made a large Twister quilt, Lil’ Twister quilt, and a mini quilt from one layer cake. When I finished cutting out  the Lil’ Twister quilt, I had small squares left between the blocks. When I squared them up, I had 1 3/4 inch squares. I sewed them together in the same order as the Twister quilts and added a plain green 3/4 inch border and then a 1 1/4 inch border of print fabric.

I have shown the first two quilts in previous posts. Here they are with the Mini Quilt.

Large Twister:  65″ square

Lil’ Twister: 25 1/2 ” square


Mini Quilt: 11 1/2″  square

Close up of Mini Quilt:

I have had fun using every bit of fabric from the Layer Cake.

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Little Twister

Posted Saturday, March 12th, 2011 in Fabric Stash, Fabrics, Quilting | Read More

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.

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