Thursday, May 29, 2014

Twinkler Quilt Finished

Here's my stashbuster (more like nickel-buster!) Twinkler quilt!
The pattern is super easy, and is from Claudia's Quilt Shoppe.  I made mine with 5" and 3" squares, just so I could use up those nickels!  Produced a big quilt quickly!  Click here for my tutorial on making this with the larger squares.

Each complete star is from the same fabric, but there are at least five different fabrics, all pretty much the same color green.  Yes, I cut those (gasp!).  Just another bunch of fabrics I wanted to use up.

And the quilting?  I freehanded swirls with a hook in the center, then came out to a point to start another swirl. 
The center of the stars got marked with a dot, then using a ruler, stitching went from seam points to the dot, and back out again.  Simple, but effective.

At first, I really didn't like the scrappiness of this quilt, and thought some of the blocks downright ugly.  Quilting it with a dark olive green thread really helped to pull it together.  So now I like it, and I hope a patient at the VA likes it too. 

Click here to check out the next post, as I'll tell you about my 'oops'! 

Happy Quilting!

4 comments:

  1. I love this quilt - I'm going to have to check out the pattern and see what I've got in my scrap drawers - nice job!

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  2. I love how you quilted this, Susan. I "pinned " your picture for an idea. I don't have a longarm, and I know I could never quilt mine as nice, but I love how you did your stars!

    Vickie in Cleveland

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  3. I think it looks fabulous! I used 5 inch children's novelty blocks for mine but I used 2.5 inch squares for my points. They do work up fast and make big blocks. After trimming down, mine were 13 1/2 inches if I recall correctly. Sewn up 13 finished. I love your quilt in greens and you quilted it up just right. Bravo! Kathy Aho in MN

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  4. This would be a great quilt of valor - alternate red and blue blocks with the white stars. Love the idea of using bigger pieces - makes life simple!

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