Wednesday, February 8, 2012

'ME SELF SURPRISED "ME" TODAY'

After my usual morning hand quilting time--
I headed to the sewing room--
had decided to cut the rest of the Valentine charm packs into 2 1/2" strips--
then cut some plain white into 2 1/2" strips--
and 'play' being a Bonnie --
as I was doing that--Me decided to also do another project with some of the 5" charms--
so I set about doing it--but needed 36 charms and had already cut too many--needed 8 more--
so I got out my pink basket and found 2 fabrics that would work and cut me 8 more charms--
and went to work--
And this is what I created 'first'---


Now I have used what some call--bunny ears or leaders/enders/ for along time--
but is has just been small pieces of fabric--
But Bonnie actually sews small pieces together towards another project--
She does alot with 2 1/2 inch squares for one thing--
so I decided that is what I would do too--
and that is why I was cutting up the charm squares and white cotton strips this morning--
and got the 'notion' that "today was the day" for some excitement--
And I am doing the happy dance tonight--

I just love it--
when you have no plan --
but the plan comes together anyways--
look what I did with that quilt top --
Here is the first row--can you tell where I am going with this--
maybe this will help--
Ahhhh-no Miss Gracie--I really can do this job all by myself--
Now do you know?????
I have had all three sizes of the twister rulers for a long time--
got the two larger ones first months ago--
and today I finally just 'did-it'--
This is the greatest technique in the whole world--
or at least it was today--
loved doing this--can't wait to do another one!!!
Now back to Bonnie--
See the shoe box--it is full of the strips sewed together already--
when you do  the blocks on the twist, you only sew on one at a time--
so I sewed a strip set together in between each time I had to add another block--
flew  right along with those strips!!!!
They are not all done yet--but nearly--
there is no time set for finishing these--so will just keep stitching on them til they are done--
and then what--hummm--
only time will tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That's all for today--folks!!!
Hugs, Di and that Miss Gracie!!!!

8 comments:

  1. Very nice! I love my Lil Twister! :0)

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  2. SO CUTE! I LOVE THOSE PINKS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  3. Two very pretty quilts- I have not tried the little twister- I have looked at the tool occasionally but have not bought one. It looks like you are having fun with it.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  4. Very pretty! Haven't heard of that twister-thingy. The only twist I know is a dance and I'm not sure I can do that anymore :-)

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  5. Firstly, your pink fabrics are just divine and I love what you did with those squares!!! Your twister turned out beautifully, you should be proud of it, just goregous! I have had three of those rulers for the longest time and have not yet done a thing with them - I just haven't had the time to 'play', but I will one day LOL!!!
    I'm intriqued with what you will do with those strips - better keep posted huh!

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  6. I bought a twister ruler a few months ago and haven't tried it yet. I'm excited now, thanks for posting about it! I'll try it soon.
    Very beautiful pictures by the way, I love what you are doing and love the pink!
    Julie

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  7. It is so pretty, love your pink fabrics. I am so addicted to the twister, in fact I have been making these tops to. So much fun. Didn't know there was a third size.

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