Sunday, February 12, 2012

Twist for the week

Welcome to the first week of Twist Along with Sha Quilt Along!

First some info...
1. There is a flickr page set up for this QAL

2. There's a Twist Along tab at the top bar of the blog, this is where all the links for the QAL can be found if you get lost along the way.

Now onto the fun!

This week is simple, but the most important one in a way.

You will need 36 - 10"x10" or 5"x5" squares to start with. You can use either a layer cake, charm pack or cut your own squares.

Once you have them all gathered together it's time to decide on the layout. You will be making a 6x6 grid (6 across and 6 down) so start playing around with a layout. The important thing to remember is that you want lots of contrast. Try to spread the lights and darks around so they don't touch each other, as well as squares that are the same color. The more contrast the better the pinwheels will be seen.

Once you get a pleasing layout, take a picture and look at it on your computer to get a better look at it. This way you can try different layouts if you want. 

Now it's time to sew the rows together into a 36 patch. Here's a tutorial on making a 36 patch for those who need it.

That's all for this week. Here's what my 36 patch looks like.

I'd love to see your progress, why not post it to the flickr page?

Till next time,


  1. Thanks for this quilt along. I'm just getting my squares in order. It'll be fun to see how everyone's 36 patch looks. Will post a picture when I'm done!

  2. Thank you Sharon. I'll hopefully find time to cut squares tomorrow. I still need to figure out which fabrics I'm going to use for sure. I am SO bad at making decisions. LOL

  3. This is my first quilt-a-long and trial for flicker group--thank you for this off to pick out my charm pack-(-saw this on Rosemary's blog :-) Julierose


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