Lil’ Twister quilt

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Last Saturday was Craft Saturday for the women of our church. We try to do it about once a month or so. It was tough to squeeze one in this month, but we have so much fun together, talking and eating and crafting, and we really didn’t want to miss out! One of the ladies had recently purchased a Lil’ Twister tool and was willing to show us how to use it. It looked like a quick and easy quilt, so I decided to make one too. The layout I used is called “Twisted Heart.” I dug out some 5″ charm squares that I bought years ago, a couple of polka dot prints, and a kids’ print, and I was ready for craft day!

  1. I used precut charms combined with polka dot prints.
  2. I began sewing around 1 in the afternoon.
  3. Piecing the 49 squares went very quickly.
  4. Then 3″ strips were sewn to all sides.
  5. Once the top is pieced, the Lil’ Twister tool is positioned over the seams.
  6. This is what is left behind. That little square that is left is less than 1-1/2″ square.
  7. Once the squares are rotated slightly, the pinwheels appear.
  8. I laid out all the squares to make sure I positioned them all correctly.
  9. All the squares are stitched and ready for the borders. The top was completely sewn and pressed before 5 PM.

And here is the completed quilt top. Not bad for four hours of fun.

6 Responses

  1. Sheila

    Very nice Maria. I have made one “lil twister” quilt and they are just so much fun; the heart shaped one may be the next one I make. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sharon Driver

    It turned out exceptional!!! I do so love this pattern……
    Thanks for showing it step by step!

  3. Lois in Wyoming

    I love your bright Twisted Heart! Ever so cheery! Good to hear that you had some fun working on it….

  4. carol c

    Maria, it is very well done and pretty. I thank Sharon for sharing your works! Have a blessed day.

  5. Cheryl

    You pieced it, cut it again and repiece it…. that sounds A… complicated.. B. time consuming…. I don’t really understand it.?

    • Maria

      Yes, that’s how it is done. The advantage is the you never have to cut weird angles and all the pinwheel squares are automatically the same size. Actually ends up much easier.