Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Twist And Shout Quilt

Lyn Brown's free pattern "Twist and Shout" looked like something I could use, simple, fast and easy but it appears that I spent a lot more time and effort than I did.
Wanting to demonstrate how easily it goes together, I pulled out some fabrics from stash that work into the pink and blue color scheme an expectant friend requested [it's a girl!]
The idea is to sew together a combination of two sizes of squares, then slice up the top and sew the pieces back together so the blocks are set on point with the side and corner triangles already done! Sound interesting? Well follow along as I use Lyn's clever idea to make this sweet baby quilt.
According to her pattern-which you can download free here, I cut 124 x 4.5" squares- for my quilt I used half pink and half blue. Then I cut 9 x 8.5" squares of a different pink fabric, remember I need to stay with pink and blue and I am working only from stash.
After sewing the squares all together you have the design above......
which you then mark into three sections...........
sewing along one quarter inch either side of your mark.
Then you-gasp- cut it apart like so.......
re-arrange the three pieces as below.............
sew it back together........
to end up with this-isn't it deliciously clever?!
It is quilted with Sew Fine thread in a light pinky peach with free-hand folk-art flowers.
This cute Easter Bunny fabric was in my stash just begging to be used for the backing!
The label will go on as soon as Tammy tells me the baby's name and don't forget, full directions and free download on Lyn's website.

3 comments:

gramma2many said...

That is just magical. I got a new freehand type quilting foot with my new machine. I should try a simple project like this and practice with my new foot. Actually I should practice with my new foot first and then use it on this simple cute quilt:)

Miri said...

I did something very like this on a quilt years ago-it was from the book with the Woodpile pattern (a mock log cabin-see this is what happens when you have a senior moment and you're not at home to look up the book!) LOL! I decided that it was just easier to lay the quilt out on-point next time and that's what I do.

Cindy Dy said...

Thank you for this post. Keep it up. Hope to read more post from you guys.

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