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Feb 7, 2011

Twister-inspired Quilt

Feb 7, 2011
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I love this quilt. I made this one for my neice and nephews, but let me tell you, as soon as it started coming together, there was a certain little man who insisted we have one too. 

With all the circles cropping up in quilts lately, I somehow decided that I must make a Twister quilt.  The game is a classic....and quilts tend to be heirlooms....so why not combine the two?  It would look awesome on either a girl's or boy's bed - so bright and colorful.  Plus, you can actually use it to play a hilarious game!


It started out with me and a 9" dinner plate.  Trace, cut.  Round and round we go.  I cut enough for 2 Twister quilts.


The next part is the crazy part.  This is actually a whole cloth quilt.  Yikes.  I pieced two large white sections together, then fused the circles in place.  Measure and remeasure for even spacing of the circles.  Oi vey.  I wouldn't do that part again.  I thought the whole cloth look would make the quilt as a whole look so much cleaner, but the sheer fact that it is super time-consuming will have me applique-ing the circles on blocks next time.


Nonetheless, I pressed on with the gameboard!  Applique circles were secured by machine with a tight zigzag.  The center motifs are hand embroidery.



I cannot believe I will embark on a second one of these, but my boys definitely need one.  My 4 year old was just too excited to play it every day until we had to wrap it up.  Poor guy, I was so worried he'd get it dirty before we gifted it, that every time he came near it, I asked to see if his socks were clean.

Then when his cousins opened it, he proceeded to give them a lecture on how you must wear clean socks on the quilt!


Quilt Stats:

Name: Twist and Shout
Size: Twin size
Design: Whole cloth applique, based on the classic game, Twister
Piecing: Me
Quilting: Kathy Balmert (Quilty Pleasures Long Arm Quilter) and her Gammill Statler. Circles all the way!


I'm linking up here:

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations




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31 comments:

  1. Fantastic quilt. Oh this brings back memories :-)

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  2. I love this! So cute and fun. One suggestion - use a "cheap" (aka under 200 thread count) sheet instead of piecing a large wholecloth. I got this tip from Oh Fransson's 12+2=Q quilt that I just did king size. I was actually hoping to enter it in your Love Nest contest, but it's in transit from the quilters and I still need to bind it. :( I'll enter it next year!

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  3. This is so super fun!!!! What a great idea for a kids' quilt. Mental note for next year for my son's birthday, he would totally love this. :)

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  4. Very cool! A great idea and a great result!!!

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  5. This is one of the coolest quilts I have seen in a while. Fun and practical, too. I love it! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. Adorable! What a great idea!

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  7. What a fantastic idea! I love that it's dual-purpose! And of course I love the circle quilting. : )

    How did you make the gameboard? Is the fabric on cardboard? Where'd you get the spinner?

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  8. I should have added this info in the post...

    gameboard: fabric mounted on a 12" x 12" canvas with wood frame.

    spinner: stolen from our Chutes & Ladders (ordering a spinner online would have cost more than the whole game! I owe my son another C & L)

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  9. That's awesome! I might have to try it for my brother's family (he has 4 little girls with tons of energy).

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  10. LOVE it! And after applique-ing tons of circles on my med tech quilt, I know what you mean ;-).

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  11. How clever. I have not done a circle quilt yet. This may have to be my grandson's 5th birthday present.

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  12. Awesome! What a great idea, and it looks like he loves it. Too cute! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday! Have a fabulous week!

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  13. Oh! That is a seriously fantastic quilt. SO. MUCH. FUN!

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  14. This quilt! It's fantastic! This is definitely going on my to-make list when my boys are older!

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  15. Cute idea! I love unique quilts!

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  16. This is great! I'm making one too! I've been planning for months.

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  17. That is so cool, just wanted to let you know that I've mentioned it in my blog here:
    http://thehouseofwilson.blogspot.com/2011/03/bubble-bubble-toil-and-trouble.html

    I might have to have a go at making one soon too ;)

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  18. I made this...I just had to. I don't even remember how I came across your link, but I saw it and had to have it. http://ordinaryairforcelife.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/twister-the-quilt/ There is a picture at the address provided. Thanks for the fun idea!

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  19. This is adorable...Want to do this for my Grands...Keep them coming.

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  20. I love this quilt idea but was surprised to see it as I went to the link on FaveQuilts to see "The Twitter Quilt". LOL. See how its listed below where I copied directly from Fave Quilt page in my email.
    Rustic Duvet
    Easiest Thrifty Rag Quilt
    The Twitter Quilt - new!

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  21. What are your suggestions for tile floors or hardwood. It would slip too much I think

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    1. Yes, I agree, it would definitely slip if you were jumping on this on hardwood. We only use ours on top of carpet. I suppose you could try one of those non-slip mats for under rugs?

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