We celebrated Aria’s first birthday last weekend and like Landon, I made a Lil’ Twister for her. Iowa Hawkeye fabric is perfect for this family and I added a 2 1/2″ border after sewing the twisters together. This is so fun to make, but I’ll need to get another pack of Kona charms squares to make more!Here’s what the quilt looks like before the Lil’ Twister cutting. The smaller one is the waste squares from Landon’s Lil’ Twister before cutting with the Itty Bitty template.Here’s the Itty Bitty Twister sewn together. The cutting mat grids are an inch and the twisters are about the size of a quarter! It’s tiny! This is still in the unfinished phase, I haven’t decided how to quilt and finish it!After playing in the splash pad, we got Aria to cooperate and get a picture of us! Isn’t she adorable?! The back of the Lil’ Twister is Hawkeye fabric, too, perfect for a table topper during football season!
Here’s photo progression of making Landon’s Lil’ Twister quilt, time for you to make one, too!! If you click on the pictures, there’s a description of the process, too.
Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!
Landon’s one year birthday party is this weekend! We can’t attend his party so I gave him his present last night. Of course, I decided on Monday night to make this Lil’ Rainbow Twister! No fear, it’s a fast project and I was finished Tuesday night.I used a neutral Superior So Fine! #5o thread for the quilting and Quilter’s Dream Puff for the batting. The quilted pinwheel is freehand fun!Landon loves Mickey Mouse and I was lucky to find some locally!He found the Mickey fabric right away!
I took pictures as I was making the Lil’ Rainbow Twister to show the progression of making a Lil’ Twister quilt. They can be viewed on my Google+ page here. Click through to the individual pictures for descriptions.
Thanks! I hope you’re encouraged to try your Twister Tool, whatever size you have. I’ll be attempting to cut the waste squares from this rainbow project to make an Itty Bitty Twister!
What’s on my design wall today? Two Lil’ Twister Potholders completed using my potholder or small project binding tutorial.
In a previous post, I gave brief instructions for using a 5 inch square to make this little potholder with the Lil’ Twister Tool by Country Schoolhouse.
After several inquiries about how I attached the binding with the little loop, I’ve prepared a complete tutorial! Here’s the pdf of Lil’ Twister Potholder Binding Tutorial .
Check out Judy at Patchwork Times for other Design Wall Monday Projects! 🙂 Linda
Jordy is one today! We celebrated his birthday last week and like his cousin, Anabel, he got a Lil’ Twister quilt! However, this is not a dolly quilt but a “color mat”. A fun way for him to learn his colors.
It’s hard to believe he’s one already! Seems like yesterday I was finishing his Tummy Time quilt the night he was born!
Thanks for looking! 🙂 Linda
It’s little, but it’s another November finish! I’m linking with A Stitch in Time to celebrate!
Check out other November finishes here!
I love thread! Have you purchased quilting thread just hoping you’ll get to use it? That’s what I did with my recent purchase of Superior Threads Bright Light Green. It’s much brighter and more florescent in person! It didn’t happen immediately but I finally got to use it, three times in a row!
The first quilt was Kinsey’s quilt. My first instinct was to use aqua but that looked dull, the bright green was perfect! I only wish I had bought 2 spools so I didn’t have to unthread to wind a bunch of bobbins!
The pantograph is Daisy Swirl by Jodi Beamish.
The second is an original Friendship Star quilt by Karen. Again, the lime color just popped out and we went for the bright color to accent fabric.
The third one is Candy’s Lil’ Twister quilt from our summer retreat. The brightest fabric is the lime green and the thread tied it all together!
Needless to say, I’ll be getting another spool of this thread for bobbin winding! Fortunately, there’s an AQS quilt show in Des Moines next week with lots of vendors, including Superior Threads…I hope!
Thanks for looking! 🙂 Linda