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Thread: Twister HELP !!

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    I made the wreath today , the one that has been shown here numerous times, came out very cute.
    What I would like to do is make that same wreath bigger but am a little stumped as how to lay out the 5 inch squares to acheive that... maybe add more center area and another row of 'color' pinwheels in the circle....anyone care to have a guess as how to do this...??

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    Work out a sketch - start with center block & use background color - as you add one to each side horizontally, add one to each side of center block vertically. The more you add, the bigger the wreath... make sense?

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    Could you use larger squares to start........say 6" X 6"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    I made the wreath today , the one that has been shown here numerous times, came out very cute.
    What I would like to do is make that same wreath bigger but am a little stumped as how to lay out the 5 inch squares to acheive that... maybe add more center area and another row of 'color' pinwheels in the circle....anyone care to have a guess as how to do this...??
    I made a bigger one! When you lay out the wreath section, just add another row of blocks, in those fabrics, all the way around the wreath part. Then add your background blocks, the way you would have originally, & your borders. Mine came out great, love it!

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    I made a bigger one! When you lay out the wreath section, just add another row of blocks, in those fabrics, all the way around the wreath part. Then add your background blocks, the way you would have originally, & your borders. Mine came out great, love it!
    So, you didn't increase your center in proportion to the wreath? Center remained 5 blocks?

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    I just tried sketching one out as suggested but I am not getting it ...I went another round with a 3rd color and have ended up with way too many background in the corners .
    9 blocks by 9 blocks ??

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    I came up with a grid 9x9

    B=background C= color

    B-B-C-C-C-C-C-B-B
    B-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-B
    C-C-C-C-B-C-C-C-C
    C-C-C-B-B-B-C-C-C
    C-C-B-B-B-B-B-C-C
    C-C-C-B-B-B-C-C-C
    C-C-C-C-B-C-C-C-C
    B-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-B
    B-B-C-C-C-C-C-B-B

    I think this might work - looks right on graph paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    I came up with a grid 9x9

    B=background C= color

    B-B-C-C-C-C-C-B-B
    B-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-B
    C-C-C-C-B-C-C-C-C
    C-C-C-B-B-B-C-C-C
    C-C-B-B-B-B-B-C-C
    C-C-C-B-B-B-C-C-C
    C-C-C-C-B-C-C-C-C
    B-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-B
    B-B-C-C-C-C-C-B-B

    I think this might work - looks right on graph paper.
    Mommamac, you are always the greatest. I think I will try this, too.

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    Have you thought about using the larger twister tool and using 10" blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    I came up with a grid 9x9

    B=background C= color

    B-B-C-C-C-C-C-B-B
    B-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-B
    C-C-C-C-B-C-C-C-C
    C-C-C-B-B-B-C-C-C
    C-C-B-B-B-B-B-C-C
    C-C-C-B-B-B-C-C-C
    C-C-C-C-B-C-C-C-C
    B-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-B
    B-B-C-C-C-C-C-B-B

    I think this might work - looks right on graph paper.
    Mommamac, you are always the greatest. I think I will try this, too.
    Warning!!!! I haven't tried this - just was trying to help figure it out. Let us know if it works LOL
    Haven't tried/purchased the bigger one... yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    Have you thought about using the larger twister tool and using 10" blocks?
    I dont want anything that large just one more round on the one that has been on here ....

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    Ok I decided to just do an expierment and see how making a template 4 1/2 square, and use 6 inch fabric squares and adding "another round" for the wreath will turn out. Blocks are cut and sewn, I need to add boarder and then re-cut ...I may not get to it until tomorrow.

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    Save the little squares you end up with too, you could do a mini one later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    Ok I decided to just do an expierment and see how making a template 4 1/2 square, and use 6 inch fabric squares and adding "another round" for the wreath will turn out. Blocks are cut and sewn, I need to add boarder and then re-cut ...I may not get to it until tomorrow.
    so what is the size of your starting grid?

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    7 across -7 down.
    BBCCCBB
    BCRCRCB
    CRCBCRC
    CCBBBCC
    CRCBCRC
    BCRCRCB
    BBCCCBB

    B=background
    C=greens
    R=red
    I worked out on graph paper 2 shades of green and a red which I placed in between the greens
    I had 1/3 yd. of each green (2 shades)
    1/3 yd. of red
    1 yrd of background, boarder
    This made the entire fabric grid
    I will need to get more fabric to finish the back and binding and boaders if I think it will need any after.
    I dont have the background boarders on yet but the grid (sewn together) is 39" square. I am adding 4 inches for the boarder but you may be able to get away with 3, I just wanted to be safe.
    I also altered the template and made the "X" 1 inch from the corners.
    I was able to get the plexiglass at the hardware store for 52-cents. I used a sharpie to mark my lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    7 across -7 down.
    BBCCCBB
    BCRCRCB
    CRCBCRC
    CCBBBCC
    CRCBCRC
    BCRCRCB
    BBCCCBB

    B=background
    C=greens
    R=red
    I worked out on graph paper 2 shades of green and a red which I placed in between the greens
    I had 1/3 yd. of each green (2 shades)
    1/3 yd. of red
    1 yrd of background, boarder
    This made the entire fabric grid
    I will need to get more fabric to finish the back and binding and boaders if I think it will need any after.
    I dont have the background boarders on yet but the grid (sewn together) is 39" square. I am adding 4 inches for the boarder but you may be able to get away with 3, I just wanted to be safe.
    I also altered the template and made the "X" 1 inch from the corners.
    I was able to get the plexiglass at the hardware store for 52-cents. I used a sharpie to mark my lines.
    thanks for the info - you're wise in making the boarder wider - it'd be tight with only 3" I think. Can't wait to see the final product!

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    I have mine 1/2 together and will be making a few changes the next time...

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    My completed wreath 6 inch squares 4 inch template

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    What's the finished size of that Bonnie? Looks good to me.

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    I like it! What would you change for the next one?

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    I might make the darker green at the top, bottom and sides red....

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