Saturday, June 16, 2012

Itty Bitty Twister

This block can be included in your Farmer's Wife quilt.  It fits along well with all the other blocks that have small pieces.  I started with my drawer of precuts. and pulled 25 different bright 2 1/2" squares.









My trusty assistant was eager to help me.  He took the cushion off the chair (upstairs), brought it to my studio (downstairs) and decided to use it as a pillow.  I have no idea what he was thinking.






.I sewed a border on just like with the regular twister template.  It said 2 1/4", but I think I could have used a 1 3/4" strip.  It didn't really matter because I found a roll of leftover binding in a bag on Thursday and it worked perfectly.
I placed the template on the squares and began cutting.  It really didn't take too long.  At this point my oldest daughter began to question my sanity.





I began to sew the 1 1/2" squares that I cut together.  In no time flat I had a completed block.  I placed it next to the rotary so you could use it for size comparison.







Then I hung it on the design wall next to all my other FW blocks.  And it looked amazing!







So I stepped back and took another picture of the design wall with all the blocks.  Yep, it still looks good.
Here's a close up in case you couldn't find it.  It finishes at 6" and it has 124 pieces (if I counted correctly).  It looks a little out of proportion with the the other big clunky pieces right now.  Yep all those other blocks have large pieces in comparison.  I will bring the template to the next retreat in case anyone else is inspired to make one for their own Farmer's Wife quilt.

I made a few more fun blocks that aren't included in the FW book- can you spot them on the top row.  I will be posting these as alternate blocks for those who are vacationing from the farm. 

10 comments:

Connie said...

Great twister block, love all the colors! Now what are you going to do with the itty bitty scraps............

Nann said...

The twister fits in so well with your bright FW!

Gari said...

Wow, what a wall of color. And I can't imagine making that little twister but it is really beautiful.

Sue Daurio said...

oh boy that is a tiny twister, but yes it looks great with the others.

Vicki said...

Love the twister, I just made one myself and everyone questioned me. I not only am taking a vacation from the farm but I think I am gonna stop the FW thirty blocks into it because it is not working out for me at all. Your blocks are fantastic!!

marcella said...

Really fun block. I love the bright, happy colors you are using for your Farmer's Wife quilt. It looks really great!

Penny said...

Amazing!

Melinda said...

Did you use a special ruler? I haven't seen a twister that small. I love the block.

Quilter Kathy said...

That's a great twister block! I love that little ruler!
What a riot of colour in this sampler project...yum!

MariaQuilter said...

AMAZING! BEAUTIFUL.