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    trying something new

    I just got the mini twister ruler and had to try it out. Found out I have to be really careful with the fabric I choose. Thought I had a good contrast but the twisters don't show up well. Next time I will use fabric with little to no pattern and very contrasting colors.

    I also wanted to try out my new dresden plate ruler, now I will have to decide what the background should be and the center circle.
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    Very pretty! I know we don't NEED new rulers but aren't they fun? I want to get the new X block ruler for my next fun thing.

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    You are correct about the Twister ruler -- too much work not to have the pinwheels show up. I really love your fabric choices though, they are totally out of my box. The dresden place is beautiful!

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    Great job on both of them!

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    Both are really great!!!!!

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    They are both nice. For the Twister, if you use a background the doesn't have as much going on in it, your twists will pop more. You can then use a busier border print. Nice job on both of them!

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    nice to both

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    I cut the squares for a twister quilt today, hope mine have enough contrast - I am using prints from the Tonga Pink Lemonade line and alternated the brights with one of the lighter yellow prints.

    I also figured out it would be better to use an odd number of squares and rows so that I could have a bright square in each corner.
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    I love the colors you used in both of these projects. Is that from a special collection or just your own great taste? Yummy!!!
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    I think you did a great job with both and agree that maybe the background fabric for the mini twister would look best if it was a solid color. The fabric you used is very pretty!!
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    It was a group of fat quarters called "Classic Red" by Paintbrush Studios A friend found it for me about 3 years ago and new I loved red so called and asked me if I wanted her to get it for me (sight unseen) I did because it was 20 fat quarters for $25. I loved it and there were a few in didn't use.

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    oh my really love the dresden plate. both nice

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    Love the fabrics. Love the dresden plate too. Great job. Thanks for posting.

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    Dresden Plate is my number 1 favorite. Yours is outstanding.
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    Looks great! The dresden .... try a dark colour behind it, chocolate or black should work well
    I have the little twister ruler and am being chicken about trying it! LOL maybe I should eh?
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    I love your mini twister. i like how the colors and patters blend. the dresden is cool as well
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    I love the twister quilt the way it is.......subtle and mysterious!!!

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    I was never crazy about the twister pattern but I really like yours! Guess because only a few of the pinwheels pop and the rest are more subdued.

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    Love the colors you used!!!

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    You did a great on them, they are very pretty.
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    They both of beautiful. I can see a different in the fabric, I really like it.

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    Love your fabrics. IMHO, both the twister and the Dresden look great. However, as suggested by others, maybe a solid background for your twister would let the twists show better. Thanks for sharing.
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    They look wonderful! Looks like you are having fun with your new rulers!

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    Love them both!!!! Bought a small Dresden plate ruler last weekend & made an AAQI QUILT. And the ITTY BIITY twister tool has become a favorite of mine for mini quilts.

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    Love these! I haven't tried the twister yet, but did a wild quilt with an x-block at a class in June. It's fun, but you have all those cutoff pieces and have to do something with them.
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