Friday, May 25, 2012

That's so Twisted!

So I finally finished up my Twister quilt this week. I pieced the top back in January for the BMQG workshop but then it got put aside while I waited for the yardage to come out... months passed but I finally got my act together and quilted it on the longarm.

The colors aren't my usual color scheme but I wanted to get a lot of contrast to show off the twister design.  It's also a challenge when you're working with a layer cake because you have a limited set of choices.  Overall I'm pretty happy with the result.

Everyone loves the back with the pieced twister label.  I'd love to say I planned it that way but I'll confess, it was the result of a cutting error.  It was too late to go back to the quilt shop for more fabric and I really didn't want to spend anymore money on this so I came up with a "graceful" fix: )

I'm really pleased with the quilting!  The daisies really pop on the grunge but almost disappear on the twister.  It gives it so much texture and my longarm skills have really improved.  If happen to find yourself in West Concord this is on display at Quilter's Way so stop in to check it out and take advantage of their moving sale: )

5 comments:

  1. So pretty, Alice!! Love it!

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  2. Your mistake is my absolute favorite part.

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  3. What a great quilt!! what size is the twister ruler? I just finished a top using the small one and that's just too small, well works with charms.... LOVE LOVE the backing on this one with the little twister, how fun!! you totally MEANT to do that!!

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  4. Amazing job & I agree that the label is awesome! I wish I had thought of it for mine too!

    So, how many days until you buy your own long arm? : )

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  5. That is so pretty! And your quilting is amazing. And that's just about the cutest label I've ever seen.

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