Quilting Red

I'm one of the bloggers today showing you what I sewed for the Color It Red Blog Hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. Carol has planned many blog hops over the years that I have enjoyed participating in. Thank you, Carol, for planning this one, too! I am linking this to Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup for February

I made this wall hanging to display for Valentine's Day. And even though it was celebrated a few days ago, it's a great project to show.

For years I intended to make a project using the Twister technique. The blog hop gave me the impetus I needed. And, I found the perfect project at Freemotion by the River, by Connie. She designed a free pattern of a small heart project that I thought would be just the thing. 

I didn't have a Twister template, but Connie's directions told how to make a paper template. After I gathered the red fabrics I wanted to use, I was ready to begin. 

I sewed the squares as directed.

I added the border (but forgot to take a photo). Then I started cutting the pieces using my paper template. 

I think the Twister template would have given me more finger safety than the paper (I incurred no injury). I should have tried using a 24mm rotary cutter rather than my 45mm rotary cutter. 

My layout of pieces on the ironing board. Each had a twister turn and are showing possibilities!

Finally, sewn, row by row for a finished top! I quilted it corner to corner. 

On the back I used a technique I learned from Ammi Sims to make a hanger. 

She cuts squares for the corners and folds them in half. Sew them on before adding the binding. I added two loop-type hangers to help keep the center from falling out. I did not have a long dowel; so, for now I used a ruler as a hanging rod. 

After quilting the top, it measured 20" x 20". Thank you for visiting.

Below, is the list of blog hop participants for today and tomorrow.  If you missed some of the other days, HERE is the complete list.
February 20th
Patchwork Breeze  (You are Here!)
February 21st