|Layered, Quilted and Bound|
The wall-hanging measures 22-1/2" square
This quilt was started as a Christmas in July project, just after I'd acquired the Li'l Twister tool. The tool simplified the construction of this quilt because of the little feet on the underside of the ruler that grip the fabric and raise the ruler off the seams to make it easier to cut out the 3-1/2" squares.
Or you can make your own template using a 3-1/2" square ruler.
|Make your own template|
|Winterscapes 5" square Charm Pack|
The white squares form a cross in the center and cornerstones in this configuration and the whole block is surrounded by a 3-1/2" border.
|Red, White and Green Fabric Configuration|
using 5" squares from the charm pack
I made sure to consistently place the logo on the Li'l Twister tool in the bottom right hand corner of each square.
I also made a conscious decision to cut the squares from top to bottom and left to right.
The third tip is to cut each square and place it immediately on a design wall in the same order it came off the above block.
Once all the 3-1/2" squares are cut and placed on the design wall, the pinwheels or whirlygigs become noticeable.
|Cut squares are placed on work surface|
|Horizontal columns are chain-sewn|
|All the vertical rows are sewn down|
|Horizontal borders are attached|
|Multi-colored rickrack sewn along seams|
|Quilting on back of quilt|
|Perfect mitered corners|
|Binding is machine sewn on the back|