So this week’s challenge for Project Quilting is “Put a Heart on It”. I’ve been wanting to do another Lil’ Twister tool quilt AND break into a beautiful Moda charm pack I just got by American Jane called “Merry Go Round”. I love the bright & pastel spring flower-like colors.
So here goes! How do you make a Twister heart? First position all the 5 inch squares into a large patchwork quilt top, kind of in the shape of a heart. This one is 7 x 7 squares.
Sew it altogether, then add a border out of the same background fabric and start cutting with the Lil’ Twister tool, lining the marks on the tool up with the seam lines.
This is the fun part! … it’s fun to see it change.
The hardest part is that first cut… then you line them up into a whole new “twisted” design and sew up the rows and columns again. So cute.
I was able to square up the fabric left between the cuts to use as a 2-1/2 inch square scrap border. There were just enough.
I decided to do a faux piping binding in green and red for a quick finish.
And did simple straight stitch quilting around the pinwheel shape, the border, and a zig zag through the scrappy border. I may go back at a later date to add free motion quilted “petals” in each pinwheel shape and more quilting in the background–either straight stitching or free motion meandering.
So here’s this week’s entry in Project Quilting Season 11 (2020). There’s no voting this year, but come see the entries here.
Until next time, HAPPY QUILTING!
PS: Since it’s snowing like crazy here this morning in Wisconsin, I decided to hunker down at home and added some more free motion quilting to it.