Tuesday Tutorial–Let’s Twist Again

Twist Again, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

I hope you are still singing a happy tune, after a twisting tutorial last Tuesday…If you thought that was fun, wait until you give this a twirl…(okay, enough with the T’s…)  This border and filler design looks much harder than it is…I promise!

Start by drawing your “rails”. These rails are one inch apart.  Begin stitching on the bottom rail and stitch upward at a slight angle to the top rail. Stop.  Stitch a few stitches along the top rail and to the left…Stop here…

Twist Again, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Next, stitch back to the bottom rail–angling slightly…

Stitch to left, along the rail again…

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Then repeat…

Twist Again, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Here are the three steps…

Twist Again, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

You may choose to space the twists…this is a great border…

Twist Again, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

or bring the repeats close together creating a complicated looking Diamond Pattern Border.

Twist Again, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

The final variation for your consideration today:  place a small twist in between each large twist…let’s call it the Bow Tie Border...(I’m making these names up as we go along–so if you have any better suggestions speak up!)

Twist Again, Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

The Twist and The Twist Again make great borders, but will also fill odd spaces nicely….hmm…I’m thinking of a few more tutorials on how to use all of these patterns…

Please give these twists and turns a try before next Tuesday’s Tutorials on Tabletopper Tangles (just kidding…)

Every Day Art-Cigar Boxes

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes

As I was passing by a cigar shop the other day, I noticed these boxes for sale for the nominal price of just $2.00.  I couldn’t resist the bold graphics!

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes

If you recall, I am currently engrossed in a swashbuckler novel, The Black Swan  so this box immediately caught my attention:

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes

The attention to detail is gorgeous!

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes

Love the coins:

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes

Do you suppose this stunning lady is the artist’s mother???

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes

With all these beautiful boxes, I may actually get my sewing room clean and organized!?

Every Day Art, Cigar Boxes