For Christmas I received a set of three different sized twister templates and I have been looking for a project to try them out on. Due to my immense love of bright pinks, I was able to do this project entirely with supplies on hand. Now that did mean using muslin for the background because I didn't have enough of any other pale fabric, but hey, so it goes.
|laying out the color arrangement|
|all stitched! (forgot to take a photo before I started cutting)|
Here is the first step all sewn together. I chopped out the twister squares during the Superbowl blackout. Cutting the squares out was tricky with the rotary cutter because I was only at the correct angle for two of the four square sides. I ended up cutting one side out with my left hand and just sort of contorting around to get the last side of the square. Cutting went off without a hitch aside from all that twisting into weird positions.
|all cut and ready for round 2 of sewing!|
(Side note: I learned the Lil' twister is perfectly sized for charm squares! How awesome!)
I ended up doing these little singular feather nodes across it. It was good feathering practice. I remember from last February's FMQ challenge Diane's phrase that they should always look like teardrops and not tongue depressors - well, I had a lot of tongue depressors. For the background, I love the texture that pebbling would provide but I knew I would find it tedious, so I did jester hats since I enjoyed those so much from the FMQ challenge. And the borders have fun (and very
|Here is a shot of the quilting. I know I should take some close-ups but there is a really cute kitty in my lap right now!|
|Where the quilting caught the background - oops. But who wants to do those freestyle hearts a second time?|
|This is the point where I should have said "hmm, I should really square this off"|
|This photo is to show you how horribly un-square this is!|
|Big guy and little guy together!|
All in all these were very fun to make and I'm proud that I got them done before Valentine's Day! (unlike those owls I tried to do for Halloween but didn't finish until December...)
Thanks again to Connie for the tutorial.