Friday, March 12, 2010

Look What I Can less than 5 hours

A couple of weeks ago I saw a post on Mary's blog (see side bar for link to Making Scrap Quilts from Stash) about a quilt made using the twister ruler and I LOVED it. Well, to make a long story short I made a small twister quilt from fabric scraps in less than 5 hours!

I started with this bin of fabric and picked out 48 bright colored fabrics. I knew that I'd use black as a border because that would make the brights look great, but I didn't know about the outside border. I figured I 'd wait and audition fabric for that later.

Here are the 5" squares sewn together with a 3" black border. I decided to make the smaller version to start with and if I really like the process and finished quilt, I'd make the larger quilt which begins with 10" squares.

Here are the blocks after they've been cut and placed on the design wall.

And here is the finished quilt (30" x 36"), bound and hanging on the wall......all done in less than 5 hours!

I gotta go start scouring the stash for 10" squares!


knittingbrow said...

That's a great way to get your quilting mojo going if you were ever at a loss. It's a very nice quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next 5 hours brings out of you.

Mary said...

Wow! That looks really great. Maybe I should get one of the rulers for myself and give it a try. Tamera is the one who pieced the ones I've been quilting.