Worldly Lil Twister Quilt Tutorial
My newest Lil’ Twister quilt is called Worldly Twist. I love the colors in this and it finished out to be 40 x 46 inches – a nice size for a baby blanket or a lap quilt.
Quilting Lodge my newest sponsor, sent these beautiful fabrics which are Amelia by Me and My Sister for Moda and I used the Lil’ Twister Ruler to make this neat quilt.
I cut up the 6 fat quarters into 5 inch square – each one gave me 12 squares. I also cut 12 squares from my 1 yard pieces.
I knew how I wanted to design it but my challenge was to work with a limited amount of fabric and see what I could come up with. I really wanted a dark pink in the center but I didn’t have enough fabric. This was my final layout – the size was 40 x 50, then I added a 3 inch border around it to make it 46 x 56 inches.
Now to cut out the blocks, I love this part. I actually took it out to the kitchen and laid my cutting mat out on our island counter then after I had it half cut and pieced back together I took it down to Builder Bob’s shop for some photos.
Shrinkage – I cut and pieced my blocks differently this time so you could see the size before and after being cut and pieced back together.
So I found some hot pink batik and cut some flowers with my Sizzix Big Shot and added 1 to the center and then in each corner. I appli-quilted them before I quilted the whole quilt but forgot to take a picture.
I forgot about the borders making the quilt bigger so I was about 5 inches short on the binding – improvise – I cut my binding pieces in half lengthwise and added 2.5 inch strips of leftover fabrics. Sorry no picture, I also got to use some gently aged fabric from my stash for the back.
I really think the flowers add to the quilt. You could also just use a dark pink in those blocks if you didn’t want to do any applique.
I took this photo this morning after the quilt had been washed – that is my favorite step – washing and drying my quilt.