Friday, January 6, 2012

Twisted Sister

Went crazy over the holidays buying fabric! Really I had gotten money from a friend as a gift and this is normally a bad thing because I had a habit of spending it on things NOT for me! But this time.... nope spent it all on me! I went to JoAnn's and Hancock and bought fabric, batting, and my BIG purchase was an OttLight. This one is regularly 79.99 but it was half off and I had a coupon for $5 off of a $35 purchase! So I feel like I stole it from them! YES! And I have to say the room I work in has horrible lighting and I LOVE this light!! plus it has an extra outlet in the back of it (who doesn't need an extra) and it folds up all compact, the cord wraps up nicely in it,  and has a handle to tote it. Who wouldn't love those features!! Ok done with my soap box and onto my work hehe!
Cut and prep

I bought this material that was VERY on sale and I loved the bright colours! I was not sure what I was going to use it for and a while back I had bought a jelly roll book! So.... strip I did!! LOL They are very busy materials, so it did not quite take on the look of the on in the book. That one was made with all burgundy and tan materials, so there was a LOT of contrast. but I like the kind of wacky way mine went together.

Just a hint

It was a very simple pattern. just sewing the strips together and cutting squares and then cutting them in half and sewing them back together! Honeyman kept asking why I was cutting apart after I had already sewn. He is so funny! Also asking what I was making it for! Well heck if I know! I was making it because I like the pattern, I bought 1/4 yard of each of the fabrics and only paid $.25 for each cut! Why the heck not! It is like practicing!

The book calls for a simple white 2 inch border, but I think I want more than that. So I am kind of stuck with what to do next. This kind of looks like the easter bunny threw up, so maybe I will see if I can't find an easter print! Or I might just go back to the store and, wait for it, buy more material! ha! OK twist my arm I might just do that anyway! The pattern was called Playmates, but I might (if I can get it finished) use this as a donation for a friend who is having a benefit for her sister who is going through chemo for breast cancer. So I thought Twister Sister sounded better! I am a nut I know it!
What are you working on? Today I am finishing up my two blocks for the swaps I am in! Finish it up Friday, right!! have a great weekend!


  1. Well look at you go! It looks great! Maybe you can find some fabric with flowers or springy things for the borders or just do a scrappy border of all the colours you already used.

  2. It looks great and springy!
    I have a honey who always asks me why I am cutting perfectly good material into "chunks" just to put it back together. Have a great weekend too!

  3. I love all the bright pastels! It looks very "springy". Will you quilt it yourself?

  4. What a great looking quilt, love the bright colors!

  5. So bright and cheery - I love it!! Way to sew girlfriend - way to sew!!

  6. That looks like a very happy quilt! :)