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Thread: Twister experiment

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    Twister experiment

    I was trying an experiment that didn't work the way I wanted it to, however I got to looking at my layout and something clicked in my head. I substituted the center sections with pieces of other fabrics, and you can see that they now have some really interesting frames around them.

    The piece isn't finished yet, but wanted to show you what I was working on today!
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    Looks good to me to only be experimental. I haven't seen one done that way, but very pretty.

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    quite interesting
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    Different and very neat looking!

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    creative......

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    Excellent work....bet no one will have one like it. I like the designs and you did a great job.
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    There are never mistakes, only happy accidents for new designs. It looks great.
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    Looks very good. There is nothing 'mere' about your experament.

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    Thanks for the compliments! I won't get much of a chance to finish it tomorrow..will be out of town most of the day.
    Pat H
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    I never thought of doing that!! Looks great!!

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    Your experment came out great...you invented a new block.

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    I likey never would have thought to try something like that myself - very clever
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    Very creative!!

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    I like that very much!!

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    That is very nice.
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    Turned out great, wonderful job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Interesting concept.

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    I like it too. Cleaver you for designing a new block.

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    Love it because it gives me an idea for my Great Grandson's 1st Birthday quilt. I have everything to make it too. Thanks for the idea : )
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    now you need to share the secret with us I love doing twisters and that is just too cute!

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    WOW, I think you've opened up a whole new universe in the twister world!!! Clever!

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    I like it with, a few fabric changes it would make a nice christmas quilt with the red and green.

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    Don't you just love it when a design idea pops into your head? Very creative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter824 View Post
    now you need to share the secret with us I love doing twisters and that is just too cute!
    Easy, really. I cut 12 5" blocks of each fabric. Lets call them color 1 & color 2.
    From the 12 blocks of color 1, make 3 4-patch blocks. Do the same with Color 2 blocks.

    Then you sew 4-patch 1 to 4-patch 2. That's Row 1. Row 2 will be 4-patch 2 next to 4-patch 1.
    Row 3 will be the same as Row 1.

    Using your twister tool, cut out your squares and put them in the same order. You will have a solid block in the center of each section. Substitute a different 3-1/2" square for the center of each section so that the other blocks form a frame around the new block. Then sew your twister squares together and there you are!
    Pat H
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    Great new idea!
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