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.  


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

  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. :)

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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..... :)

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

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

  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!

  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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