I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 59, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 20. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

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Monday, 5 March 2012

MORE NEW BEGINNINGS! AND A SIGGY

A LITTLE MUG RUG TO GO WITH THE SCRAPPY TWISTED NEW BEGINNINGS QUILT
I MADE THIS USING THE LEFTOVER SQUARES YOU END UP WITH WHEN MAKING
A LIL TWISTER QUILT.

SOME OF THE AUSSIE GIFTS I WILL BE INCLUDING IN THE NEW BEGINNINGS PARCEL


Hi there!

Sorry for the rushed post last night......... but a girl just can't miss Barnaby!!  and it was the final episode for this season:-(

Now to explain a little more about the Scrappy Twisted New Beginnings quilt......

I am participating in the current Quilting Gallery New Beginnings Mini Quilt Swap (so this is not a quilt you have to vote for but thanks for all of the lovely comments!!)

I have owned the Lil Twister Ruler for quite some time but have never used it so when I put my thinking cap on about what to make for this Swap, it seemed the perfect project....

1.  It's a New Beginning for me.....    ACTUALLY using something I have bought at the Craft Show!!
2.  To make a Lil Twister quilt, you first piece up so many squares with a border and then YOU CUT THE WHOLE THING UP AGAIN using the Lil Twister Ruler!  So, you see???....    yes, a New Beginning for the quilt top!!
3.  Once the cutting up is done, you end up with lots of little squares leftover which I trimmed down to 2" square and pieced up into a little Mug Rug!  Yes, you can see there is a trend here....  yet another New Beginning for those squares!!  I even pieced the back of the Mug Rug using the leftover rectangles that you end up with after cutting into the borders but I forgot to take a picture!

I had lots of fun making this quilt and I will certainly be making more Lil Twister quilts.  At the moment I only own the small Lil Twister Ruler but there is a Craft Show coming up in a couple of weeks and the large Twister Ruler is definitely on my shopping list!!

Thank you for all of the lovely comments on my last post.  Once I have mailed my New Beginnings parcel off to ??????????????  (can't tell you, it's a secret!!) then I will post more photos of the final package goodies (I'm still on the hunt for a few more Aussie things!!)

If you own a Lil Twister Ruler and haven't played with it as yet......  have a go!  it's so much fun!

I'm a little behind on my housekeeping duties re the Siggy Swap.  I received a lovely Siggy from Linda recently, if you click on the International Siggy Swap in my Sidebar you will see Linda's siggy and my Siggy Album.  I have a couple more blocks to photograph and upload too.

Happy Sewing!!

8 comments :

  1. Oh Helen... you've been busy creating a wonderful array of twister block projects! Must get me one of 'em! :)

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  2. Mug Rugs! Can't forget those....

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  3. Love your mug rug - and the quilt Helen :) but Shhh.....the last thing I need is to see yet another wonderful project , my list is already too long!!!

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  4. The Lil Twister ruler sounds interesting.
    Lillian
    lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

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  5. Cutting up a completed quilt top - that goes against nature!

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  6. I love the Twist'r quilts and have done a couple small ones using it, but I do not like the fabric waste with it. It's nice to have a project using them.

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  7. I love the little Twister tool! I have two sizes and they are so much fun. Your quilt is very nice!

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  8. Helen, Our guild is working on a Civil War Quilt, five inch blocks. I just looked at yours and they are gorgeous. Were the a challenge? I have done one, three times and not satisfied yet..Five inch blocks are a real challenge. P.K.
    Oh, the picture on my blog is llama wool for birds nest. It is down in the back yard and the bluebirds have found it.

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