But before I show a picture of it, I had several people ask me how much fabric was left over after cutting out the Twister blocks. I took some pictures and measurements so I could more accurately answer that. Here, I've laid the template on the fabric ready to cut out the next block...
|Template positioned and ready to cut|
|Fabric left over after cutting blocks|
So I finished cutting out all 100 blocks and sewed them back together. Before cutting out the blocks, my initial topper was 46" square. After cutting out the blocks and sewing them together, it was 30.5" square or 33% smaller. The directions said to expect it to be 1/4 to 1/3 smaller, so that's right on.
|Twister blocks sewn together|
|Completed Twister Top|
I just want to add a few thoughts about the Twister template and pattern. First, several people have complained that the template was too high for their rotary cutter to cut around. I have a 45mm Olfa Deluxe Rotary Cutter and didn't have any problems.
Finally, I've decided to rename this quilt. From now on, I'm going to call it 'Star Crossed'. Once it's quilted and I've finished painting my quilting room, it's going to hang in there. I'm also making a lap size quilt for the sofa in there out of the same fabrics. I'm planning to use the "Over and Under" pattern from the book Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett. I'll change up the size of the blocks and the layout a little bit though. I'd love to get started on it right away, but need to finish a couple of other things first.
The other day, I caught David napping on top of this credenza. It's as if he was walking across it and suddenly decided he had to take a nap.
“Encourage anyone who feels left out, help all who are weak, and be patient with everyone.”
1 Thessalonians 5:14 (CEV)