Memorial Day Quilting Fun

Saturday my daughter Kelli and I went to Country Threads in Garner, Iowa.  We were so excited when we saw this pattern.

CountryThreadsLittleTwister

I bought the pattern and we made the agreement that would would spend Monday sewing our own versions.  The pattern is from Primitive Gatherings and is called Primitive Pinwheels.  The one shown in the pattern is 11″ x 12.5″.  It would be like the version in the upper left hand corner of the photo.  Kelli decided to make one like that.  I wanted to make the more planned version with the lights and darks.

Kelli is speedy…me not so much.  She had her’s done in no time.  First sew 3.5″ squares together.

KelliSewnTogether

Then add a border.  Next  set the little plastic template on the intersection and cut the pieces.

KelliCutting

Lay the resulting pieces out in careful order and sew them together.  Here’s our results.

LitlTwister-onChair

Kelli’s in on the top of the chair.  She added the red border and then the black border to dress it up.

When I made my more planned version, I laid my 3.5″ squares out like this.

JosSewnTogether

Then I added the border, cut again and sewed.  It’s a really fun project.  Mine is about 15″ square.  In the photo mine has the backing and batting layered, ready to quilt.  Once it is finished, you won’t see any white around the edges.

I have made twister quilts before using layer cakes and charm packs.  There are more complete instructions if you follow the links.  Honestly, it’s one of those quilts that you have to just have to try to believe how it’s works. Country Threads has all the supplies you need to make any of the sizes or versions… If you’re looking for a girls sewing day project, this one fits the bill.  I have to get mine quilted yet.  I could have gotten it done but those crumb blocks of mine started calling my name again…

Kelli tried to get a picture of the projects without Gracie but she didn’t think much of that idea…

LitlTwisterwithGracie

I’ll have more Country Threads things to show you later this week.

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6 thoughts on “Memorial Day Quilting Fun

  1. Leeanne

    Very cute. I have recently quilted one of these for a customer of mine, her was in blacks, greys,whites and a few reds.

  2. Donna

    Nice work! I love the idea of actually leaving it on the chairs. I’d do that for my dh’s chair but he comes home from work awfully dirty sometimes. :-) Still, it’s an idea! I like the pattern – will have to look for one!

  3. Toni Anne Potter

    Great pattern & template, I should get mine out and use it. I bought everything I needed at a show a few months ago, I completly forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me. I love reading your blog its one of the few I check every morning. Even if you don’t blog that day I still get to look at Gracie. She’s a hoot, I get a kick that she loves to pose with the quilts. I sure miss my beagle, Bagel. I haven’t had a gift of a dead bird in many years, our current dog a rescued smooth collie doesn’t do that. Thanks for the great blog, give Gracie a pet for me.

  4. Michelle

    Love both of the mini quilts! I have that mini template and pattern too…I just haven’t been brave enough to give it a try yet. :)

  5. Janet O.

    I love these little quilts. I haven’t done many small quilts, but this one is calling my name.

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