One of the best things about being in a quilt group is sharing and learning from your peers. You are constantly inspired by seeing new fabrics and patterns. At our most recent quilt weekend, this technique was spreading like wildfire across the room. Debbie had made it before and two of her tablemates, Lexine and Valerie, had caught the Twisty Bug!
|The book is called Let's Twist. You start with a pack of charm squares.|
|Sew them into rows and add a border (not shown).|
|I didn't take a photo of the interim step where you use the twist template tool and recut the squares into pinwheels, but that's where the magic happens!|
|These two little table toppers belong to Lexine.|
|Lexine (also a fellow pug lover)|
|Valerie can't stop making these pinwheel table toppers!|
And the funniest thing is that when I went to my other quilt group on Thursday night, my friend Beth was making it too! Pat liked it so much that she stopped at Ann's Fabrics on the way home and bought the template!
Here is a similar technique that Terry was using.
|Start with a 9-patch. Extra beautiful in Batik!|
|Mark your lines.|
|Recut, sew, and voila! This technique is from the book Square Dance. Little teeny pinwheels!|
Here are some more of the girls and their projects.
|Pat and her finished duffel bag|
|JoAnn quilting and singing|
|Joannie's finished Trailer Quilt|
|It takes a village to hold up the Trailer Quilt! From left to right, Joannie, Debby, Valerie, JoAnne and Marion.|
|Joannie's Baby Monkey Quilt #3 (or is it #17, I forget)|
|Kim and Karen in the layering room.|
|Marion's Asian Quilt is half-way done!|
|Terry and Paula made matching fleece doggie blankets.|
|Debby's Patriotic Quilt and the adorable Miss Juliana!|
|Jen couldn't join us for the weekend, but stopped by to pick up her Amy Butler quilt. She brought the adorable Miss J, who worked the room like a pro, hugging and kissing all of us and checking in on our projects.|
|Anna's wedding quilt is SLOWLY taking shape.|
|Debbie's Star Quilt|
|The Fabulous Miss J!|
|Where the magic happens...|