Friday, September 22, 2023

The Twist

Ta da! Introducing my latest quilt, The Twist!

I shared all about the process of piecing the quilt on this post. Each of the HRTs were paper pieced and other than the black (which all came from scraps) there are no repeated fabrics.

I wanted lots of texture with the quilting without the interference of thread color so I used the mono-poly thread by Superior. Other than lowering the tension a bit, my Janome machine handled the thread just fine.

A dense grid was quilting inside the circle and a series of concentric circles followed out to the border. The spacing between the quilting lines is 1/4" or less.

I've done another quilt using HRTs to create an illusion - that quilt is called Illusions!. It is really fun to play with block placement to create something new.

The quilt measures 22" x 22". It was faced using the tutorial from @cottonandburbon.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Congratulations on the finish. Twist is a perfect name for the quilt, and the mono-poly thread blends in so well! Did you use mono-poly in the bobbin as well or something else?

  2. It turned out beautifully! I never would have guessed it was foundation paper-pieced. I think you've used some black prints, in some of the triangles, that give the illusion of a jagged edge. Love that! I'm also impressed that you machine-quilted so densely! It looks great. One of these days I'm gonna try dense quilting... if I ever intentionally make a small quilt. Which I never do. Which explains why I can't seem to keep up with domestic machine quilting my large quilt tops. Which explains why I don't seem to make very many quilts. (sigh) :-) Linda


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