Somebody asked me recently if I ever got tired of patterns (or classes I teach from them) specifically, Twisted Sisters. Ah…. no.
In fact I recently finished this top, using up scraps from a Twisted Sisters demo session in Houston at the International Quilt Festival in Houston when the pattern first came out years ago.
I had leftover parts from two quilts and decided to combine them, using both blue/strip and red/beige “wedges” in the same block. I wanted to see what kind of secondary pattern would show up and I was rewarded with blue and red “pinwheels” when the blocks were set together.
All I had to do to get the pattern was to turn each block 90 degrees when I placed it. (Half the blocks go one way, half go the other.) I used the same block center for each block. I’m happy with the white (same as block center) “pre- border,” or flange, sewn in to give a little spark and separation. The borders aren’t bad. If I had to do the cornerstones over again I would have “twisted” them too. Looks like the Red Cross came to visit. I’m not too disappointed; this isn’t my last quilt. :)
In Illinois this past week Kathy Treece of St. Anne, IL honored me by taking my Twisted Sisters workshop a second time! She brought with her two awesome quilts she finished from the previous class. (See Rainbow Twist and Checkerboard Twist.)
Kathy figured out a great way to use up the little wedges leftover from step #5.
She flipped the larger scraps end-for-end and sewed them together to make new, very tiny, patched fabric for her inner border.
Here’s the border next to a block or two so you can see the scale.
See Kathy’s Checkerboard Twist for the full effect.
Thanks for sharing, Kathy!
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4 thoughts on “Twisted Sisters Stuff”
I love your beige/blue/red/white Twisted Sisters quilt! It almost makes me want to go AWOL from art quilts and make a traditional quilt again!
I love seeing someone use those “little” pices left over when
cutting out pieces for a quilt. Just wish I knew how to save them without forgetting I have them.
Ami, very clever (and thrifty too!). Um, do you know the names/line/mfg of the fabric Kathy used in her Rainbow Twist version? I think I need some for my stash!!! LOL No, seriously, I’m having fabric envy, gotta get some!
Was DarWelch refering to the fabric with the multicolor circles? I do not believe it is still available. I bought it from “Tammy Tadd” and asked them & they said it was unavailable. Kathy (When I first saw it in a quilt I thought it was little applique circles!)