Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lil' Twister Trip-Around-the-World Quilt

This is the 3rd Lil' Twister quilt that I have made. I tested out this technique on a small runner size first, then made one in random Civil War Reproduction fabrics for my husband and now I had to try this one starting with a Trip-Around-the-World top first. These are kind of addicting to make. Because it starts off as squares like this:
1st a Trip-Around-the-World quilt top...

...and after you cut and re-sew, it looks like this. It's essentially tessellating pinwhells. I thought it was a great idea to start with a Trip-Around-the-World quilt top first. I saw a quilt like this last week here: Quilting by the River. Connie, from Quilting by the River calls hers Worldy Twist Quilt.

A closer look.

But wait there's more...you have leftovers after you cut the pinwheel shapes and you end up with enough leftover squares to make a small doll size quilt top. So now I have a miniature version of what I started out with, except that I don't have enough of the yellow print fabric to add a border to this as I am using what's left of that fabric to bind the larger quilt. I'll find another fabric if I decide to add a border to this one.
Now I just need to quilt them.
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30 comments:

  1. Very cute! I just tried to buy one of those lil twister templates today at my local quilt shop but she only had the big one. I'll just keep on looking!

    You could use the smaller pieced quilt as the backing for the twister one, then it would be reversible!

    MGM

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  2. these are so pretty.. I have quite a few aquares already cut so I think I will try these.. not sure if the squares are the right size as I cut them a long time ago but am going to try them anyway.. size may be different.. Tks for sharing Flora

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  3. I just started making a couple itty bitty twisters, they start with 2" squares! too much fun. I love how yours turned out

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  4. Love this! I have 3 twister templates and not used a-one of em. Shame on me. You are inspiring!

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  5. Hi Daryl, I found your blog through Norma at PinkBlingCrafter, who saw your post on Karen's blog SewManyWays, I wanted you to know that you do AMAZING work!! I loved the clock that you posted on your other blog. I wanted you to know that I have over 200 followers, and I get about 7 comments to my posts, unless I am giving away something, because then, I get a lot more, but they are gone as soon as the prize is, but the thing is, when the other followers are gone, the original 7 are still there! Keep up the good work, and I will be back, even if there is no prize! Karen♥

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  6. Hi Daryl) OMG!! beautiful and I do love the twister and the fabric!! I'm looking in sewing classes at Joann's to get me started and who knows maybe one day I can make one too:) I must attempt this on paper and make it into a card hey! there's an idea LOL!!! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  7. I love your twister. Every one I have seen is just so cute. I have been wanting to make one but just haven't had the time yet. I'm sure I could become very addicted.

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  8. Really effective, and great to get two for the price of one

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  9. Hi Daryl,
    that looks great, good idea really!
    On of my favorite patten, I hope you´ll visit my blog and take a look for yourself.
    Bente

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  10. It looks great! I have the template, but never used it! Maybe it is time to give it a try....we´ll see.

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  11. Love the quilt! Great colors. My boys would like it. One would say it is "op art", not sure if you are falling into it or it is rising up to you!

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  12. This looks like a really fun quilt to make. I went to the site and pinned the tutorial.
    CAS

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  13. Your quilts are gorgeous. You are really inspiring me to take the leap and learn how to sew! :) :) :)

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  14. I love this design. It's so funny though... the design first came out in the mid-80s in a book called "Square Dance." I made it then, several times. Now it's been re-released with a template, so it had to be renamed Lil' Twister. Ahh. There's nothing new under the sun.

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  15. I love the quilt. What size block are you using. I want to try making one.

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  16. I love the quilt. What size block are you using. I want to try making one.

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  17. Hi Daryl, love this quilt, how beautiful and just looking around your blog a bit, you are very, very talented! I found your blog from Karen at Sew Many Ways...so glad she posted about you! Its hard to find new fun blogs, there are so many out there. I am kind of a boring blogger right now but stop by if you get time!

    Barb

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  18. I love this quilt. It will be on my list of quilts to do.

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  19. Daryl ~ Love your blog and all of your creations and also the fact that your live in New Mexico. I was born there and lived there most of my childhood.
    I had the chance to meet Norma in February and she is truly a sweet and wonderful person, that anyone would be blessed to have her as their friend.
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
    Hugs,
    Cindy Lou

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  20. I have the pattern and the tools to do this quilt. Maybe someday I'll get to it! Hugs!

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  21. What a great idea! I've been wanting to try this type of quilt, but hesitated, not sure about what to do regarding the starting layout of the squares. Wondering how to ensure that the various pinwheels will look nice and not get lost because of lack of contrast, etc. You just removed the hesitation for me, and now I want to get stuck into it. Thank you!

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  22. Great job, one day I hope to do as well, but for now I will stick with the basics

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  23. I'm new at sewing & really want to learn how to quilt ~~ especially after seeing your AMAZING work!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with all of us <3

    Beth

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  24. I love playing with the lil twister tool. Thanks for the pattern. Will try this after holidays.

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