Monday, May 21, 2012

Cut Up What?

This morning has been interesting! I wanted to do the twist and found myself in dread of cutting up something I spent all day yesterday sewing. I won a charm pack of Vintage Modern from Connie at Quilting by the River Thank you Connie for the giveaway.

I liked the one I received so much I bought a second one from the Fat Quarter Shop. Then I went to a local quilt shop (50 miles away) Quilts By Phyllis and the ladies there showed me how to use all three sizes of Twister. I came home with Lil' Twister for 5" charm packs, the littler one I was afraid I'd cut my fingertips off with, the large one was double the cost and I wanted to make sure this was something I could do with arthritis in both hands.

So yesterday I got my fabric out and started sewing. Two 5" charm packs and 4 strips of Kona Pink (not sure exact name) 2 1/2" wide. First recommendation use 3" strips!

I really loved it when I finished sewing it. Those beautiful feet belong to my very loving mother who puts up with my projects and messes. Thanks Mom!

So, the next step is cutting it all up and putting it back together again. I hate to admit this but I was scared. What if I ruined it? I am already late getting it done for my sweet Samantha's Sophie, born May 16, 2012. Here she is is she not lovely!

She probably thinking stop procrastinating Nana Johnson, so I started chopping away. Guess what I think it is just cute as can be. I am not finished but I know I can now Twist and can't wait to show everyone when I do! But here is a peek.

Cool huh! Go get you one and get started.

Until later, Lisa


  1. oh my - I would be a nervous wreck! But - the taster is fantastic!!! Can't wait to see more....
    Cute wee baby too :)

  2. Wow that looks so cool! I love making a block then chopping it into a new one! You'll have to show me how it works
    Such an adorable baby! =D

    I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

  3. It is coming out really cute, just love that Lil' Twister.

  4. Received your lovely prize pack from the Fugly fabric giveaway today ALREADY!!! The box was huge. Thank you so much. Love the charm pack you put together today. Cute cute cute.

  5. You did a great job putting the colors in the right spot! That is going to be amazing when you are done. And yes, the little one is adorable!

    1. Betty Lou gave me some advice on contrast! She has done some beautiful Twisters! Thanks Betty Lou!

  6. Lisa, I can't believe I missed this post! Love what you did with the Vintage Modern! Don't you just love the Lil Twister template! Can't wait to see this finished.

  7. ooh, nice tiny baby :) she's got as much hair as mine did at first!


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