Thursday, May 16, 2013

Little twister stars, tesselations

I made a workshop for our group The Golden Lion Quilters to realise the pattern of the twister stars. There are lots of illustrations on the internet of this block, and books and rulers.
I couldn't ask every member to buy the ruler, so designed a cardboard square with all the marks to realise the twisting. All the ladies enjoyed my workshop, some of them finished their blocks and made it into something.
I had some Liberty squares which I sewed together and added a border all around.
Next I marked with a pencil where to cut for the tesselation to happen.

This is what I had cut, twisted and then sewn back together.
 I realised at that point that you need a very good contrast between the fabrics. And I don't think there was enough here.

I was left with my samples, and I have to use them. This one became a cushion cover. Another one you might think, but I have some wearing out on the sofa, so I'm trying to replace them.

I quilted around each little block, to show them better, and then added some FMQ (Free Motion Quilting) in the border

This is the back with the zip hidden.
This cushion looks beautiful with the white background. Still pristine. And it means I can enjoy seeing my work displayed.

I wish you lots of sewing time. I'm off to see the Malvern Spring Quilting Show tomorrow, with 2 friends. It's bound to be a great day out.


1 comment:

Plum Cox said...

Hmm. I've never made anything with this pattern, but I'm tempted, very tempted, after seeing this.

I can see why you say you need more contrast, but it still looks lovely with these fabrics - like the best kind of flower border!

What a great cushion to have!