Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Fun with the Lil' Twister Ruler!
I recently bought the Lil' Twister ruler by CS Designs and I thought that I would give it a whorl today. The pattern says to start with a 5" charm pack for these; but, I've had these 4-patch blocks sitting around, from a block exchange at my local quilt guild, for about a year and I thought that they would be the perfect thing to try this ruler out on. The individual blocks were 4 1/2" cut - so a little small for this project - but I was just extremely careful. Some of them I had to tea-dye to get the backgrounds darker since they were just too white for this project. I arranged the blocks into a layout that I found pleasing and then sewed them together and added the red fabric on the left as boarders. It was interesting sewing with other people's cutting and piecing. I haven't done that for a while so it was a bit of a challenge since some of the blocks were different sizes and had to be squared up or re-pressed.
Any thoughts? I would love to hear your opinions about the fabrics!
I used the smaller ruler today but there is also a larger Twister ruler that you start with layer-cakes or 10" squares with. And there is a companion book that you can purchase as well called Let's Twist: Pinwheels . . . Fun Fast and Easy. There are projects in the book that are really cute and look like they wouldn't take much time at all to whip up! As soon as I decide on the boarders I'll quilt this little guy up.
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