Then began the somewhat tedious work of cutting out the twists.
Being incredibly impatient, I stitched the rows together as they were cut. Here is the first two rows with the original block to give you some idea of the size difference. The original block was 28" and the finished twister block is 19".
Tonight, I finished piecing the twister block together. I have materials prepared for five more of these.
That will give me an approximate 40" x 60" quilt, so I'll have to add some borders to make it decent throw sized. Luckily, with careful cutting, I was able to salvage a lot of the trimmings, resulting in a pile of about twenty 2.5" squares. I'm confidant that I will be able to use those to make the border.
Lesson learned the hard way: be very careful while cutting out the twists. I sliced too far on one and cut into the next block. I've zigzagged the cut closed but I will have to cover it up with some applique when the top is completed.
In other news, here are the penguins at last update
Plans for the future? I have some Christmas Ornament kits and I plan on spending October doing a SAL with Pull the Other Thread for the Mega Mini Month Madness. I think I will take them to work and spend my lunch breaks on them instead of Maggie the Messmaker (whom I am quite annoyed with and haven't worked on for three weeks after frogging a large section.) Cats are so temperamental.