I finally did it – use the Lil Twister template that I’ve had  for probably a year.  I just didn’t know what I wanted to make with it, but finally the right project presented itself.

My parents recently bought a new entertainment center and a new tv.  When we went to visit, I saw that they had their tv on a hand towel on top of the entertainment center.  Now, we can’t have that, can we??  No!

I picked up some neutral FQs a couple of weeks ago – I didn’t think they’d want anything too bold, so this is what I came up with…

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And it became this…

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It ended up a lot smaller than I expected it would, but that’s totally fine.  I’m adding a solid outer border in Moda Bella Willow – it’s the same color as the accent walls in their family room.  And how do I know this? My dad brought me a paint sample and I matched it with my Moda color card.  I’m going to bind it in the same fabric.  Did I mention that neither of my parents know about this?  I hope they like it!

Sunday I head to the long arm to quilt my Noteworthy quilt, so I’m going to throw this on the machine after I finish the quilt.  I was going to quilt it myself at home, but there are seams EVERYWHERE, and I haven’t done much of my own quilting, so I’d rather just put this on the machine and be done with it.

I suppose I should think about a back for it (I almost forgot!).  I have 4 additional neutral FQs, I’ll just use a couple of those.  That was easy!

My other little project – I’m a member of the Sweetwater Label Crew Club, and here’s my WIP of the December project:

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Here’s a link to the Label Crew Project so you can see how stinking cute they are when done.  The Noteworthy ones are so cute!  My parents always have cookies on-hand, so I thought these labels would be a super cute little gift for them.  Guess that means I need to get them a super cute cookie jar, too!  You’ll have to check back to see the finished product.

Happy WIP Wednesday! Linking to Lee!


About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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8 Responses to Twisted

  1. Vera says:

    That looks pretty cool! Well done.

  2. wombatquilts says:

    Wow. I love the end results. Really fun.

  3. Green says:

    Really cool. I’ve been thinking about purchasing one of those twister template thingies. I don’t like the amount of waste, though.

  4. Looks good! Do you remember if you cut 5″ squares (and used 1/4″ seams)? I cut 5″ squares, but I think my seams were a little big since I wasn’t able to get my second row out of my material since I had overcut with the rotary cutter. So, I am replacing the first row and just making it a plain table runner and then do another one with 6″ squares. I am so glad I am using scraps for my first attempt.

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