On my Design Wall .... I thought I would be done with Raney Days & Mondays last night, but it just didn't turn out that way. I realized that my Twister Tool class is THIS Tuesday afternoon after Guild and that I had not done any of the fabric planning or cutting, much less sewing the pieces together as assigned - yikes!!! So I had to put aside Raney Days for a few hours while I took care of the preparation for the Twister class project. Today, I'll get Raney Days to the point that it is all ready for quilting, and sew up the squares for the Guild project.
The Twister Tool project is a Christmas-in-August type of project, which works really great for me, because I tend to put Christmasy things off too long and end up with no quilty projects done in time for the season. *sigh* However, this year I'll have a Twister Tree to display!
So far this is what I managed to get done yesterday. All the 5" square pieces are cut and arranged in their places. I should be able to get all the squares sewn together today and be ready for class Tuesday. Whew!!! I know it doesn't look like much now, but it will look much better the next time you see it.......(wait for it...)
I used a lot of sparkly fabrics in this, to give it extra pizzazz! These are for the ornaments and the star at the top of the tree.....
Then I went really scrappy with a lot of gold sparkly neutrals for the background - I just LOVE scrappy, don't you?!? And these sparkly fabrics are some of my favorites in my stash. I realized as I was cutting that I'm running low on them and need to restock :*)
The fun thing about this project is that if you are very careful in cutting the shapes, you can then use the tiny Twister tool and get a minature tree out of the remaining pieces! Two trees instead of just the one - that just makes my thrifty soul sing!!! And just wait until you see that cute little teeny-tiny Christmas Tree!! :*D
I have finally begun work on a new Calendar Quilt.....
|Kim Schaeffer's August quilt from her book, Calendar Quilts|
Both the Twister Tree and the August Calendar Quilt are part of the 2012 NewFO Challenge for August going on over at Cat Patches. Barbara would love a visit from you, so click on the cute button on my sidebar to check out the fun over at Three Cats Ranch! =^..^=
What's on your design wall today? Go to Patchwork Times to see some of the amazing quilts others are creating :*)
Also linking up with....
Linky Party at Quilting by the River
Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story
Try It On Tuesday at Jo's Country Junction
TNT Thursday at Happy Quilting
Hugs & Blessings,