Saturday, February 19, 2011

Striped Swiss Cheese?

Hello Everyone,

As promised, I did my demo at our quilt guild last night. But a funny thing happened. I brought with me the fabric, the Lil' Twister, my rotary cutter, but forgot a cutting mat... argh! Of course no one had a little one handy, but then again why would they? So I improvised, I put the piece on cardboard and cut only four pieces.

It worked okay, but I took the rest home and cut it yesterday morning. I wouldn't recommend using cardboard for a cutting mat as a habit. Here are the results of the rest of the cutting.


Striped swiss cheese! Remember this is what it will look like when you cut all your tessellating pinwheels out. The remainder of the striped squares in the "swiss cheese" were all trimmed down to 1.75 inches to be added to the outside border.

Then I put the tessellating pinwheels up on the design wall.


What do you think? I love my "Peruvian Pinwheels".


I put my silk one right up next to it. So you can see, today I will be piecing the pinwheels together and then adding a 3.5 inch border. Once that is done I will add the tiny squares.

Don't forget the tutorial for this is located on my sidebar or just click here.

I think that Rosa will be pleased.


I am so excited to finish this for her and it will be the perfect size to fit in Victoria's luggage!! Stay tuned for more photos of the progression of Peruvian Pinwheels.

Until Next Time...

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30 comments:

Trudi said...

Isn't that just sewwww pretty!

Stephanie said...

Bold and awesome! Have a good weekend.

Nedra said...

I have both the small and the large Twisters, and look forward to playing with them too!

Barb said...

Yours turned out soooo wonderful. I have that little ruler and had a blast using it.

Linda said...

These quilts are just amazing. I think I am going to have to try this. Wow. Love your post!

karenfae said...

I haven't done any twisters and do not have the ruler for them, I will have to think about it after I finish up some other projects. Wow on your color choices - the just really pop!
I just looked at the new fabrics in your shop and they are wonderful.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Donna said...

Very pretty. The stripped fabrics give "character." This quilt is on my to do list some time in the future. Happy quilting!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

They are both very beautiful!

Jewel said...

They are both gorgeous Jackie... the silk one is just dreamy!

harleywife57 said...

they are both gorgeous ! Can't decide which I like better !!! I think the silk one -- I've never seen a silk quilt ; I'm betting it feels very very nice ; now I'm off to check out your tutorial (I should be sewing ................)

pcflamingo said...

So beautiful! Looks like the Twister is a gadget I most definitely need to buy. Thanks for the easy-to-follow tutorial.

Exuberant Color said...

I didn't think about the fact that all of the stripes would be going the same direction. Quite striking!

Terry said...

It sure is pretty! But I think I like the plain one better. Some of the pinwheels seem to get lost in the stripes.

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE it!!!

WoolenSails said...

The piece came out beautifully, love the colors in it.

Debbie

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

So fun! I love them both!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Cool! How perfect that the stripes went in the same direction! She's going to love it!!!

Maybe you should sew yourself a cutting mat holster! ;D

deborah said...

The stripes really give the Peruvian quilt movement - I really like both quilts, just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

now to mix the stripes and the solids for another look

Cherie

Chris said...

Interesting. I did not expect the stripes to line up that way.

Carol Anne Schoner said...

So gorgeous, so much talent......and work! I am bookmarking your blog! Thank you so much for letting us see your wonderful quilts, they look like happy quilts!

Poppyprint said...

Love all the colours! I'm with Chris, I didn't expect all the stripes to line up in one direction, either! I guess that could change if you pieced the initial blocks with the stripes alternating horizontal/vertical? I think Rosa is going to be thrilled!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The stripes are nice Jackie but another look at that silk one just makes me sigh! It is so pretty and I can just imagine it is even more lovely in person!
I have rulers and haven't used them - thanks for the tutorial!

Sewjournal said...

These quilts are stunning

Janet said...

Gosh how fun! I love the stripes and how much movement there is in this piece.

kheli said...

I LOVE my Twister template! I have the 8" and have made 3 quilts with it. They go so very fast and I love that I can make one from a Layer Cake and they always look beautiful!

sharon said...

Love the tessellations. I am quilter and a math teacher. I love to see the math/ geometry in our art.

Great visual for my class.
Keep on quilting - your work is SEW beautiful.
Sharon

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Jackie! It is beautiful and she will love it!! Love the silk, especially the border.

Rumi said...

Turning out great! Rosa will LOVE it!

learn spanish online said...

I love these awesome colorful fabrics design, I love both.

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