Saturday, June 25, 2011

Twisterweave Mystery Quilt revealed!

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Today was the last session of the Twisterweave Mystery class, so they got to see how all the pieces they have been working on will come together to make this quilt. You might remember when I quilted it back in May. It isn't bound yet....more about that later.
Here are a couple of guesses to what the finished quilt would look like. Jane was pretty close!
I'm sure there are probably other settings that would look good too. It's fun to just play around.
The ladies that were here today had all their pieces ready to put together, so they got a lot of sewing done. There are just 2 different blocks to make, then when you put those blocks together, you see a different pattern as well.
Kim is making hers as a baby gift, it has colorful dinosaurs all over it. She has a cute dinosaur border print that goes with it too.
 Jane has a cat scene print that she is using for a border.
 I think that Eileen's would make an adorable baby girl quilt.

Don't you love the dots? Dianne said that was all she could see when she looked at hers, but I think the pattern shows up well too!

Two of the students couldn't come today, so I am looking forward to seeing their quilts too.

I have decided that I am going to have to have a binding week or a binding day every week or some way to get bindings done on my quilts. Sometimes I am in a hurry to get a quilt hung on display for class, so quilt it (it looks so much better) but don't bind until later (this is one of my excuses). Most of the time I sew the binding on both sides by machine as it is so much faster.  I even have the binding made for three of them. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you think? binding week? a day every week to bind? I don't actually know if I could stick to a day a week, but I need to do something and get them done!

I went to the Omaha Quilt Guild's Quilt Show with friends yesterday. It was fun and inspiring to see so many pretty quilts. I took some pix so will post some later. Lots of great vendors too, though I managed to keep my wallet in my purse! We drove up to Country Traditions quilt store in Fremont, NE afterwards and I did buy a few fat quarters there. It was a great quilty day.

8 comments:

Rachel said...

these are cute!

Susan said...

All of the quilts are wonderful! Binding is my favorite part of making a quilt! I love stitching bindings in the evenings while watching a good movie on tv.

Exuberant Color said...

With all of the different fabric choises they don't even look like the same pattern. What fun!

Barb said...

I just love seeing these quilts....each different and fun.

Maggi said...

What lovely quilts. The variety of fabrics makes them all look so different. I love binding by hand so add this to each quilt as it is made then I get a real sense of completion.

cookie said...

great quilts and everyone looks so different.

I never did the binding by machine I allways do them by hand. I think its just to perfect ending for a Quilt

Judi said...

I love how the quilts turned out

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

That is a great quilt. I bet it was fun to make.