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.