Thursday, June 30, 2011


Today is a bit of sewing this and that. That Pineapple Blossom pile has grown to 32.

"Squaring up" the bonus blocks in the evenings

The "blossom" square has a bonus of 4 half square triangles that could be used in a border...

or something else...jus' thinkin'....

Today is my bff Beth's birthday. She asked me for a table runner using some cherry fabrics we both were collecting on our recent Fabric Acquisition Road Trip (can you figure out the acronym on that one? hehehe). Beth has a sweet spot for cherries ~

I've been trying to figure out the twister for Beth's table runner. With the inspiration found here
at my cyber friend's blog in Ontario, Canada, I've worked on a practice block.

Photo taken from The Cozy Quilter's blog; cute, huh?

I am sharing my practice one right now, Because I was so excited it worked!!

mine: a 4patch of charm squares, framed with 3 1/2" white border

fabric swiss cheese :-} my homemade template is 3 3/4"; to make it,
I measured 3/4" from each corner, and drew
a line connecting each mark.

Here are the cut squares laid out. Warning, this is a real quilt puzzle!

Uh-oh! I think I sewed something wrong...maybe if I flip it...

no, that didn't work, either! I guess I'll be ripping a seam.

Ta-Dah! Now, I'll try the cherries!

In the house, the storage room went from this ~

to this, oh, so nice to have a clean slate, so to speak. More to come later.

Hope your day is a creative, happy one!


Psalm 9:1 "I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all Thy marvelous works."


  1. your cherry fabric looks like my new tablecloth venture...have not tried to Twister yet but plan to get a ruler soon...thanks!!

  2. I love the mix of colors in the Pineapple Blossom!

  3. I love love love your cherry fabric! I want to make a cherry-theme outfit for Gwen next year. :)

    And your funky pinwheels are too cool!

  4. The cherries twister table runner will look great!

  5. Love the pineapple blossom fabrics! I have so enjoyed the Twister rulers and I'm now gathering black, white and red fabrics to make another one. They are so much fun. Looking forward to seeing the Cherries twister table runner too. I can see you are enjoying the summer vacation.

  6. Love the pineapple blossom blocks!

  7. Your little twister looks great! Looking forward to seeing the next one.... Gail

  8. I really really love cherries too! Ok, forget the patchwork chairs. I think I want cherry chairs now!

  9. She will love this I can't wait to see it looks hard to do to me. Trish

  10. I like how you've got the bonus HSTs arranged there! Thanks for the visual on how the twisters work. In the cherries fabric, that's going to be stunning!

  11. Lots of terrific quilting going on at your place! :-)


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