Monday, October 31, 2011

Twister Quilt Completed

Tah Dah, I really like the way this turned out. I do have to work on being more creative in my quilting patterns but everything in life is a work in progress.

I quilted it with all over swirls which has been my new pattern of choice, I usually just meander the whole thing.

I had bought the pumpkin material last year after Halloween and bought the rest of the bolt knowing that I would find a use for it, it is so cute with the mice noses sticking out from behind the pumpkins.

I had bought a whole pile of minky fabric during a sale and decided I would put brown on the back, this quilt would make the perfect couch blanket. I have one that is so comfortable to just curl up with because it is so soft on the back.

I do realize that this post is for Oct 31/11 and the label reads Nov 2011, when I finished it yesterday I was a few days ahead of myself when writing the label.

Try the new twister ruler it is a great tool which has awesome results, whether you use a charm pack or scrap squares, you will be shocked with the results, you never know what you will get until it's finished.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Twister Top

This is a continuation from Alva's Twister class. I finished the top of the wall hanging I expanded.
It sits on my basement floor where it is waiting to be samdwhiched.

I added the pumpkin fabric for the borders, I think it's so cute with little mice poking out from behind the pumpkins.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Alva's Twister Class

The other day I took a twister class called Square Dance taught by Alva, at one of our local quilt shops.  Have you ever seen this ruler...
This ruler looks so simple but what an impact the results make.
This is what I started with, random scrap 5X5 squares, sewn together in rows.

Some people used a charm pack which gave it more of  matchy look between the fabrics. If you have read my previous posts, I had bought a few metres of Mr. Wiskers fabric and was waiting to find a use for it......I found it. So then I added the borders.
Then with this fancy twister ruler and Alva guiding us along, this is what transpired.

I would have never guessed that this is what was going to come of the fabrics that I had choosen. I took it home and finished it today.

Now I could just leave it as a wall hanging but I personally have no use for a wall hanging so I have BIG plans for this. Updates to follow......................

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Witch Towels

I found this pattern for these cute witch towels on the Baby Lock website, they are very easy and nice as a little gift for someone. 

   You could use bathroom towels
   or kitchen hand towels.

You can add all kinds of decorations to them, make a few and make them all different.  I picked up many different Halloween ribbons, and some with sparkle.
Aren't they cute with the witches boots hanging off the bottom. You can print the pattern from the Baby Lock website, it is really easy to do.
Happy Halloween.


Here it is quilted, labeled and ready to go,

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Babies, Babies, and more Babies.....

I love making quilts for people but the best people are the ones that are having babies. The patterns and material that are out there for babies and children is awesome, it's so bright and so fun. I personally don't see the practicality in making a tiny blanket for a baby because they are only so small for a short period of time. It seems that kids are kids longer then they are babies so I like to make my quilts bigger for a kid so they are able to use it longer.
I know three couples that are having babies and I really want to dive into the bright fun fabric. I have a TV and VCR in my sewing room so I throw on chic flick have a glass of wine (or two) and start sewing.
I thought I would start with this pattern, the quilt could be either for a boy or a girl.
I prefer patterns that have allot of pictures because I am a visual learner and really I just follow the pictures and refer to the words if the pictures don't make sense.
So I had popped in the movie Bridesmaids (if you have not seen this movie and have a great sense of humour I recommend it to everyone) and got down to sewing.
Cutting is so tedious to me, I love sewing everything together and sandwiching and quilting it (now that I have my new machine),

Everything all set to go....

Before I knew it the top was sewn together I just had to add the borders, I find it difficult to fussy cut squares that have borders around them, some of the border is cut off and it looks ridiculous, here is what I ended up with and it seemed to work out (don't look to closely).

Now I started this project a week ago and on the floor it sits in the same place as above just waiting to be sandwiched.
If your like me, I go on these sewing binges (they really should have a quilters anonymous) where I will get many projects done and then it comes to a screeching halt.
I am doing this blog and looking at the quilt on the floor and am going to finish it right now.... to be continued.