Monday, May 28, 2012

Spring Mini

I finished this mini quilt to add some spring to my environment.  I am not very good at applique, so I just make it how I want to - no stress in that.  Thank you,, for sharing this whimsical design.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Twister - Finished!

Yay!  The twister quilt is finished and it was such fun to sew and to quilt.  I dont think any stress evolved while making this project.

This is the front. How could a child not love all the bright colors twisting together?

This is the back. I stitched in the ditch around all the pinwheels. I pre-planned the horizontal and vertical paths which made the quilting proceed quite smoothly.

I wanted to use up the squares that were leftover after cutting my pinwheel blocks, so I worked them into this border.  But!  The twister is so complete without additional borders and next time, those leftover squares are going back into my scrapbox. There are plenty of patterns which call for 3-1/2" squares.

There definitely must be another twister quilt in my future!  It was just a fun time.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Twister - Phase 2

The squares have been cut with the Twist n Stitch template.  When you sew them back together, this is what you get!  Sew how fun is that!  This piece now measures 36" x 45".

I had wanted Phase 2 to be the top all finished.  Well, life got in the way, again.  Plus I decided to use up the leftover pieces by stitching them into a border.  I hope the pieced border will not be overkill.

Scroll down to my two previous posts so see the original layout and template tools.  Phase 3 will be the final border and quilted!   Stay tuned.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Twister - Phase 1

The Twister Party is happening all this weekend.  I sewed and pressed and sewed and pressed until I got the top put together.  That was enough for me for one day.  Presently, it measures  54" x  67". 

It will be interesting to see what size it becomes after the re-cutting and sewing into pinwheels.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

You're Invited !

We are having a Twister Party this weekend and you're invited!  It starts on Friday and runs all weekend.  Everyone is selecting their own project size. Here are two examples of twister templates in the marketplace.

This tool is the June Tailor Twist 'n Stitch.  It makes twister pinwheels ranging in size from 3" and up to 10" finished.

This was the first twister tool I purchased at a quilt show.  I got the template that uses charm squares- 5".  I like that the template has those gripper dots to help keep it in place while you cut around it.

Our Twister Party takes place over at the Cbees yahoo group.  You can join the group here    
 The C-bees is a sister group of the main list we call Cyberquilters.  I bet this sounds like an infomercial, but Cyberquilters  IS  one of the best quilting groups on the web.  I could say that it  IS  the best group, but you never know who is lurking and ready to pounce on you for bragging rights. lol

So,  you   DO  have to join Cyberquilters first, before you can be a member of Cbees But ............ hey ...................   it's  still FREE.  lol

You will find a collection of links to twister projects, tutorials  and  one link guides you in making your own template.

So come on over and join in the Twister Party fun, share photos and conversation.  Everyone is Welcome!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

RHF Award

In February, DH Ray and I traveled to Long Beach, CA as honored guests of RHF (Retirement Housing Foundation).

Ray was presented with  the " Board Member of the Year "award at their annual banquet. Ray has served RHF for 20 years. This picture insert is the article as published in the RHF newsletter magazine.

Ray is the strength and direction in my life.  He is the better half of a whole. I am proud to be able to share this small piece of Ray's contributions of service for humanity.  Ray Scribner, a job well done, good and faithful servant.