Twisted Sister – Finished!

I can’t believe I forgot to post this! The quilt was finished a month ago and sent off to the new mommy. Who, despite having a week old baby, sent a thank you note immediately.

All crinkled up and ready to go. I used a leaf stitch to sew on the binding, and a bit in the borders.

Front and back.

And just the front.

Published in: on May 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm  Comments (5)  
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Twisted Sister – Quilting

Since there’s a good bit more room under my Janome’s arm, I tried some “free-motion” quilting on this one. It wasn’t really free – I just guided along curved lines using a straight stitch. I’m not brave enough to go completely free.

The blocks were 6″ so I searched the kitchen for a plate or cup or something to trace. Turns out, a pot lid was the only thing that worked.

I did the first row in chalk, but it rubs off so fast! Good for crayon rolls when I want the line gone quickly. Not so good on quilting. I bought a wash-out pen and it worked well. You know, when I could actually see the quilt I was writing on.

I think it came out well! And it really wasn’t that hard.

Published in: on April 15, 2010 at 11:47 am  Leave a Comment  
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Twisted Sister – Fabric and Pattern

Yeah…don’t really have a clever name for this one! It’s for my sister’s co-worker and it twists. So… I do like it an awful lot, though. I sent my sister a couple ideas and she picked this one. She asked for floral-type fabrics, which I don’t usually pick. Faye from Prairie Quilt helped a ton!

The fussy-cut center squares are Moda Glace by Three Sisters, Verglas Green Bouquet. The other green is also Moda Glace, Verglas Green Morning. The beige is Dimples by Andover Fabrics, and the pink is Itsy Bits by Andover. The border (unpictured) is the Green Morning, the binding will be the Itsy Bits pink, and the backing is Shangri-la by Three Sisters.  And even though I don’t normally go for floral prints like this, I’m starting to like Three Sisters!

Probably any experienced quilter is going to say “duh” – but I knew I was going to be slicing off a lot of these corners, so I sewed a quick second seam on each one so I’d have leftover half square triangles “pre-made.”

What? I don’t see that empty carpet right next to the blocks you’re laying out, Mom. What do you mean, can’t I lick myself a foot to the right?

Published in: on March 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm  Comments (1)  
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