Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shocking!

To recap what I've shown you so far: Take a charm pack and sew the squares however you'd like. Use as many or as few as you'd like. Border with 3" strips of fabric.
Homework for Little Twister Class.  Next up will be cutting it up and putting it back together.
Use the Little Twister Ruler (you can barely see it in the lower left) and cut out squares lining up the lines on the Little Twister Ruler with the seams on your piece. See the scraps? They're perfect for 2.5" border squares or to piece your backing.
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You lay your new squares out in the same order that you cut them. Then sew together row by row. I actually got my entire table runner cut out and pieced in our 2 hour class last Tuesday. That is shocker #1 - I never complete what I'm supposed to in class.
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Shocker #2? I actually finished my table runner. Quilted and bound!
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Easy, quick and finished!!!

43 comments:

Zlaty said...

That is a very interesting table runer! I also like your colors!

Thank you for sharing your progress!

Deb said...

Oh my gosh Jackie, how cool is that! I've heard about that ruler but never saw an end result of using it. I love it!

Pat said...

WOW...that looks like it was fun. Tell me more about this twisted ruler (since it was kind of hard to see in the picture). I might have to get me one of those!

Pat said...

Oh, yes...I forgot to say, I love how your runner turned out, Jackie! Great job!!!

Abby said...

Very nice!

passingdowncrazy said...

Love it! To be honest...I thought the first one was boring. The remodel is amazing!

Carol said...

Beautiful Jackie. I love it! I never finish anything in class either but there's always hope!

valerie said...

Your runner looks great! I can't believe you got it done in 2 hours!!

Linda said...

It's a darling quilt, Jackie! Give yourself a pat on the back. You made it look so easy!

Thelma said...

I just got the Lil' Twister in yesterday's mail, a birthday present from a friend! Your tutorial was perfect, great pictures and great timing!

Trisha said...

What a cool technique! And your runner is gorgeous!

bitchnstitches said...

Oh, I love it!

Theresa said...

Wow!!! This is amazing!!!It certainly doesn't look like its easy!!!! Awesome!!!

Barb said...

Wow, what a cool little ruler! I have to admit I was a little shocked when I first saw that photo with all the squares cut out...thanks for sharing. Your runner is lovely.

Heidi said...

Wow! What a beauty! And so much fun that it is that simple. I have this block on my list to make soon using this tutorial: http://bittybirdquilts.blogspot.com/2010/02/whirligig-block-tutorial.html

It is called the Whirligig block but this ruler makes it as simple as can be. Must look it up. It sounds like you had a fun time at this workshop.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

QuiltSue said...

That's fantastic. I bet you love it?

Brigitte said...

Jackie, that's awesome!!! I have never heard of this method nor have I ever seen such a ruler, but it usually takes a while before new things in the quilting department arrive at my country, lol.

Lois said...

It's gorgeous Jackie! Well done on getting it completed so quickly!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh dear, I thought you cut something wrongly, when I started reading. But no, positively shocked! Congratulations, Jackie, with you finish. I guess you've got your inspiration, creativity and energy back again! YEAH!

Annie said...

The constructions is a mystery to me, but the finish is fabulous!

Carol said...

Jackie that is so cute...what fun!

Maria said...

Interesting technique and the result is very pretty. I love your colors! Great job!

Margaret said...

I want to try this out sometime. One of these days I'll get the ruler. lol! I love your version!

Beth said...

BRILLIANT! I have to get me one of those!

Carol said...

That is so neat, Jackie! What an amazing transformation--love the fun look of your latest creation :)

Kim D. said...

That's amazing Jackie and your table runner is so adorable. Looks like a great technique.

Lori said...

That is so cool! Just one more thing on my "got to have" list!

Candace said...

I had no idea that's what you were doing, Jackie! I love it - what a fun "re-cutting" project!
Cheers!

yarnjourney said...

Great Project! Thanks for showing how you did it.

Ruth's Place said...

That is really cute!

Sally said...

Your table runner is gorgeous Jackie!

Barb said...

That is just tooo cute, I might have to invest in one of those.

I have switched to google reader and it is not keeping me current...will have to figure something out.

Julia said...

I love this table runner! The colors are great and the workmanship is perfect, as all of your things show! I'm back home and will be better at keeping up with blogs now.

Micki said...

What a darling table runner! It is so neat how you made it!
Micki

Nancy said...

Oh I love this Jackie! The colors are so bright and cheerful. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Angela P said...

Gee you make it sound so easy but I know I couldn't do it still, LOL :) It's a beautiful finish though and thanks for sharing :)

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Gorgeous!

Mylene said...

Your table runner looks lovely and you make it sounds so easy to make.

Happy weekend!

Teresa said...

Yeaaaaaa - congrats on getting it done, and not a shocker at all, we knew you would do it!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your table runner turned out amazing!

imquilternity said...

Oooooh...I LOVE it! Great fabrics and colors you chose! It looks like it would be fun to make. Oh no....another thing to add to my "to do" list! :)

Suzanne said...

That's a beautiful tablerunner. It'a an interesting technique you have used to make the design.

Quilt Hollow said...

I made one of these awhile back and was quite shocked at how much fabric was left on cutting table. But gosh...the end result is adorable and yours fantastic!!!