Saturday, March 2, 2013

Twisting The Day Away!

Created by Shirley Statham

Big fun was had by all, with momentary frustration, beautiful creations developed!  Friday some of the gals from our little group got together for an "In Between" class on the Twister Tool.  For some it was a bit confusing at first.  How are you going to get that elaborate design from just cutting these squares?!  As the morning progressed, so did the ah factor.  The first time you make one of these can be a challenge.  The trick is to make sure that you keep your blocks in order.  Once you get the hang of it, you will be whipping them out like crazy!

Shirley Statham
Shirley was a bit concerned as we started out, she has a new machine and so her morning was a bit challenging, but she persevered and her beautiful piece, featured in the photo at the top, just makes me want to take a bite!  It's so fresh and bright!

Not much left when you're finished cutting!

Mavis Hilt

Mavis was just zipping along, she has made one before!  Her lovely batiks are making up into a beautiful table topper!  She is always so cheerful, I love her smile!  She was a big help to the others that were just learning.

Holly Sear

Holly is a new seamstress/quilter.  She is learning the ropes and having a ball.  Holly is so talented with paper crafting, she is just a natural at picking out fabrics and putting texture and color together.  Her paper trained eye is working well for her in the quilting arena.
Created by Holly Sear

Below is a photo of Brenda Allen, she is going to be a new grandmother for the first time!  She is so excited.  She has pieced a baby quilt using the Twister Tool and used the left over bits that are in between the blocks to make prairie points.  Here she is sewing those prairie points down with little buttons from her button box!  A sweet quilt for the new babe.
Brenda Allen

I finished up my little demo table runner by taking the left over strips on the outside and inserting them into the backing.  A simple meandering quilting of the center bit and now it's just waiting for the binding.  That will require another trip to the fabric store for some of the black with almond polka dots fabric.  Another day.

Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be on March 15th at 9:00 at the LDS Church.  Come join us.  We will be making two more blocks in our Perfect Paper Piecing series.  I will also announce at that time, our next "In Between" get together where we will be making some quick, easy, fun pouches!

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