Thursday, February 4, 2016

Twister Twin: A Finished Quilt


I recently finished this twister quilt which I have named, "Twister Twin."  I named it that because it is almost identical to a twister quilt I made in 2014.


I moved around a few of the blocks and put black minky on the back instead.  The first quilt was given to family who live out of state, and the second is a gift for a friend.


I pieced this quilt using the method I came up with which doesn't use the special ruler.  All the twister pieces are cut and the blocks are sewn like a crazy 4-patch.  It goes together so quickly and has very little waste.

I quilted it on my Janome because the backing wasn't big enough to put it on my mom's Fusion and I don't have space for my Tiara.  It was fun using this older machine.


I quilted it with swirls and curls like I did on the first one.


I really love how it turned out, and it will be a little hard to part with it.  I may just have to make a black, white and red twister quilt for me sometime.  (I have already made another cuddle quilt out of the scraps.)


Quilt Stats # 172
Name: Twister Twin
Pattern: Twister quilt from 10 inch squares made my way
Fabric: Mostly StudioE Essentials 8 & 9 and Kona Black
Amount Used: 6.5 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 53 x 70 inches
Date Finished: January 2016
What I Learned:
  • It is okay to make nearly identical quilts, especially if they will live in different states.  
  • I can quilt with a minky backing on my Janome machine.


I had to tell the boys' snowman that he couldn't keep the quilt.  

 XX,
Jasmine

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13 comments:

  1. I have a Janome like yours! Your quilt looks just as beautiful as the first one.

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  2. I was surprised when I saw that this is for a friend; the quilt is so "you"! I do hope you make yourself a version of a red, black, and white quilt sometime. :)

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  3. The colors and pattern together are very striking! Love the snowman shot :)

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  4. Oh good, you are able to quilt in your temporary home! The quilt is so pretty!

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  5. I love your method of doing the twister. I too have a hard time sewing it and then cutting it and making a smaller quilt.

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  6. This turned out beautifully and glad you have had some sewing time. I love this color combo and will be needing two quilts this next year in this combo!

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  7. Great job! I'll bet you missed the throat space of your Tiara, especially with the added bulk of minky. But - ahhh...minky!!!

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  8. This is a fun quilt Jasmine - I really like the color palette! It looks so dramatic in the photo's against the snowy backdrop. I still haven't braved Minky yet, but one day..... :)

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  9. Cute quilt! I love the quilting style you chose for this. It is one that I need to practice more!

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  10. The red and black are striking together. It makes the twister look all grown up :) Love the picture with the snowman!

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  11. These look like such fun quilts to piece! Love the picture with the snowman, he looks like he's on his way to take a nap with it!

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  12. Okay now the mystery is solved! I missed the Twister Twin! You made TWO quilts in such a short time...guess I'm not that surprised really. Love the shot with the snowman. :-) And I'm off now (speaking of vortex...of a blog nature, lol) to check out your method without rulers.

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