Twinklers, all set

Posted by on December 1, 2015 in show and tell | 8 comments

The Twinkler blocks were on the design wall for a week and a half. I knew that ifTwinklers I took them down they’d be consigned to the box o’ blocks, not to see the light of day for months.  I contemplated an on-point setting but rejected it because
a.  I wanted to use as many of the 46 blocks as I could,
b.  9″ blocks on point = 13.5″ (big!),
c.  On-point would require setting triangles. I didn’t have enough of any one black-on-black, nor do I have enough of a variety of black-on-black (for scrappy).
Instead I used a straight setting. I like the sparkly shoo-flies created by the cornerstones in the sashing. [Would a non-quilter be able to understand the jargon in that sentence?!]   The bright-stars-on-black border is cut from an 8-yard piece in my backings stash.   The flimsy is 72 x 82. The setting used 1-3/4 yards. A good start for December!


  1. I love the shoo flies created with those little cornerstones, too … and I cannot believe how quickly you put together your October blocks.

  2. Very, very pretty! I’m inspired to drag out Mt bright scraps and go to town. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ooooh, I wish I could see a close-up! That looks beautiful.

  4. What a gorgeous quilt you’ve made!

  5. I love the setting you chose. Those little shoo-flies are so cute! Great job getting it to the flimsy stage!!! And so fast! Well done!

  6. Nann, you have sewn a wonderful creation here! It is beautiful!

  7. It’s a stunner!! So glad you won.

    • What a beautiful quilt! I didn’t win the Twinkler blocks but liked the block so well I made enough for a wall hanging/quilt. Could I use your idea for the shoo flies in my quilt? They just set the blocks off wonderfully. Great job, Nann

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