Saturday, January 5, 2013

Twister Quilt and a Big Decision

This Lil' Twister has been in work for over 6 months.  I love the results, but I thought the process was a pain.  I started using the Twister as a cutting template, but it has feet where it should have sandpaper and my cuts looked awful.  I then used it as a template, penciling, then cutting with a scissors, and that was better.  Rosa said she had no problem cutting with the smaller Twister, so maybe it's just me.
My Blanketeer buddy, Rachel, was dismayed by the amount of fabric wasted in the Twister process.  She was happy I put all the scraps to work in the outer border.  I just love the narrow red border, and to think, I only put it in after the twister/block seams wouldn't match up!  I'm going to bind it in the same red fabric for some extra pop.  I think it turned out well for two charm packs and some leftovers. 

The twister flimsy is actually laying on its backing fabric; I just have to complete the sandwich and it will be ready to quilt.  I pieced enough batting for two quilts out of all my leftover scraps on Wednesday and spray-basted them to their respective backs yesterday.  I have another flimsy completed out of the fabrics used in the following blocks, but I haven't taken a picture of it yet.
And now for the big decision.  The blocks above are laid out to audition the strip color, which will go all the way across the quilt.  Initially I thought I would use yellow, but after looking at it I fell for the intensity of the blue.  I asked my husband's opinion (thinking he would confirm my blue choice since he ALWAYS goes with blue, no matter what else is available) and he prefers red!  He says it makes the colors pop more and I think he's probably right.

10 comments:

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

Hi Susan... Your quilt came out beautifu... I jus love it and I know it was a pain in the making... I haven't tryed one yet... One day... Yes, I like the blue with the next quilt you are working on... Hugs :)

Mary said...

I think you twister quilt turned out great. Love the red accent. Good choice.

Christine M said...

Your Twister quilt looks lovely. I like the blue best. Don't know if that helps or not!

sewfunquilts said...

It turned out great. I LOVE IT. The red is the one.

Gene Black said...

I vote with Hubby (maybe it is a man thing) I really like the red best (and blue is my favorite color.)

JustPam said...

I like all of them. I think the blue has a calming affect and the red does make the colors pop.

I made one twister quilt and I don't know if I will make another because of the waste of fabric. Yours is adorable.

Sue-Anne said...

It looks fantastic Susan. It may have been a bit difficult to make but the result is worth it.

Barb said...

I think I like the red too.
YOur twister quilt is just adorable.

Quilt Kitty said...

All that hassle was worth it Susan, your twister quilt is amazing. I love your colour choices & the red & green together are brilliant. For the next quilt I agree with comments above, the blue looks good & subtle, my choice would be the red, again making the quilt vibrant & poor old yellow is unloved! Tracee xx

margaret said...

I go with the flow and red is my choice, love the whole quilt