Thursday, February 18, 2021

Twists and Turns ++ QuiltCon Quilt Finish

 Are you taking part in QuiltCon Together?  I will be teaching four workshops on EQ8; Beginners, Modern Quilt Design, Alternate Grids, and the Serendipity Blocks.  I recorded the segments late last fall (and the MQG took those recordings and turned them into on-demand workshops).

I was also lucky enough to get one quilt into the quilt show.  Twists and Turns was juried into the Fabric Challenge category.

The challenge was to create a quilt (of any size) using 3 of the 4 challenge fabrics floral and vine fabrics from Moda Fabrics along with any solid fabrics

I decided to use the peach, checkered, and vine fabrics, leaving out the large scale floral.  When looking at these fabrics together, I felt that they were all around the same medium value so I decided to punch up the composition by adding in some bolder colors.  I added in black, some grays, turquoises, and orange.

I had this quilt designed in EQ8 for at least 2 years in the to-make list and was excited that I was able to adapt the design for these prints and colors.

To make the blocks, I made wonky strip pieced sets and then used the "two at a time" HST method to turn them into half square triangles.

For the quilting, I decided to do match stitch quilting using mostly gray thread by also included some  cream, turquoise, black, and orange thread in 50 wt, 40 wt, and 28 wt Aurifil thread.  All of the quilting gave the quilt great texture and an additional design element.

I went with black solid fabric for the binding and a light cream and tan print for the backing.  Twists and Turns wound up being about 41" x 48" finished.

I was excited for Twists and Turns to be juried into QuiltCon Together and loved seeing all of the other quilts "hanging" in the virtual show.


  1. No wonder this quilt was juried into QuiltCon ! It is a gorgeous quilt that ticks all the blocks. I hope it does well for you in the show.

  2. This is very cool!! I like it a lot!
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  3. I love how you changed colors for the matchstick quilting!!! Great idea that I might borrow in the future!

  4. Congratulations on being a teacher and on having a quilt in the show... very exciting!
    I love how your quilting adds another design element and how you quilt with different colour threads!

  5. I really love the matchstick quilting and the change in thread color. Those kind of details excite me!

  6. Love your designs and the the quilting. All fits so nicely together.

  7. Lovely design! And so fun to see all the thread colors in the close ups. xo

  8. I love this! Congratulations on getting it into QuiltCon. I am enjoying some of QuiltCon, but surely miss being there. I think they did a fine job, but Atlanta would have been nice to go to. Not sure I will journey to Phoenix, but we will see.

  9. Gorgeous! Congratulations! I’m not doing QuiltCon this year. I’m just not techie enough to follow along online. I’ll just have to read all about it from you!

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