Over the weekend, I got “twisted”. No, I wasn’t drinking. I was sewing this….
Isn’t it neat the way the pieces intertwine?
It was so fun to make….and to be perfectly honest, quite amazing. I used one Oh Cherry Oh layer cake (10 x 10 precut pieces). I sewed the pieces together like this….
Then I added a 6.5″ border. Next take a premarked ruler and lay it on the intersection of the quilt and cut the block out. YES…you do cut right into the blocks that you just sewed together.
The key to doing this is to make sure that you keep the up part of the ruler pointed up. Another pointer is to make sure not to stretch the fabric as you sew the cut blocks together as you are sewing on the bias now.
As I cut the pieces apart I laid them above where I was cutting making sure to keep the pieces in order. I would have been in BIG trouble if I wouldn’t have kept the pieces in order. It would have been a HUGE puzzle. It’s about 53 x 60″.
You can purchase a pattern from LouAnn’s Quilt Garden and Retreat in Oelwin, Iowa. Here is the information for the shop…her website is being redone. Lou Ann’s Quilt Garden & Retreat, 21 E. Charles, Oelwein, Iowa 563-283-5165
I am sure they could set you up with the Twister pattern…Tell them Jo sent you. If you are trying to decide what type of layer cake to make yours from, here’s a suggestion. Purchase a layer cake that has 42 squares. Some layer cakes have 40…some 42. If you get one that has 42, you can lay the blocks out in a 6 x 7 layout….making no wasted blocks. I have some five inch(ish) squares left over. Check back and see what is happening to them!
My hubby was completely baffled by this whole project…..cut something apart to sew it together, to cut it apart to sew it together….gotta love quilting.