Saturday my daughter Kelli and I went to Country Threads in Garner, Iowa. We were so excited when we saw this pattern.
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.
Then add a border. Next set the little plastic template on the intersection and cut the pieces.
Lay the resulting pieces out in careful order and sew them together. Here’s our results.
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.
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…
I’ll have more Country Threads things to show you later this week.