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Friday, March 8, 2013

Beat the Winter Blues....Oh yeah....

             
 
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways
 
I love it when Michelle over at the Quilting Gallery throws a blog hop party!  And I would be thrilled to beat the winter blues.  I live in Louisiana, so winter doesn't last too long here, but I can't wait for warmer weather.  I kinda hibernate when it's cold.  As soon as everything starts getting green and flowers start blooming, I come out of my shell.  This weekend daylight savings time roars in and the days will start getting longer....yeah!  I don't do well in the dark! 
 
I am already touching my spring fabrics....yellows, pinks, greens....dreaming of spring flowers and the beach...oh my!  Our little group's mini-quilt retreat is scheduled for the second week in April, the condo is calling and I am packing and getting ready. 
 
 
My boss tells me they have done some painting and moving of furniture and that I am going to love it.  Little does he know...they could put mattresses on the floor...and as long as I can see the ocean from the balcony....I would be as happy as a pig eating slop! 
 
For those of you not raised in the South....that is happy!
 
Ok....I didn't find about this blog hop until yesterday and I had to work late last night...so I didn't get to make the project I wanted to show you....but I can show you one I taught other's to make at Christmas and let you imagine it in spring colors.....
This is Mike...one of our FEMA worker's who sewed with us every Saturday while he was here...he didn't think he wanted to make anything with a twister...well guess what!  He did and I was so proud of him.  Believe it or not, he is in Alaska now!  Talk about a change in weather!
 
I love this wreath and I am going to teach a class the first weekend of April and make it in spring colors.  Bright yellows, pinks, greens....spring colors.

 

Are you a "twister"?

 
 
It is my goal to show everyone how easy this is and how much fun!
I sold 48 of this at our booth in Houston last year just by showing everyone how fun they are.
So let me know if you "twist" and share your projects with me.
If you don't "twist" and would like to, then come back in the next few days and I will post photos of the spring wreath and how to make it.
 
I am going to give away one of these fun little tools and the fabric necessary to make your own spring wreath table topper to one lucky person in the U.S. at the end of the blog hop. 
(Sorry overseas!  Last time I mailed something outside of the U.S., I thought I was going to have to take a loan and that is sad, because I would love to send things to all the fabulous blog hoppers in other countries.  You all so inspire me.)
 
So leave me a note telling me whether you "twist" or not!
Have fun hopping!
Martha

123 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh lovely!! I've never tried the twister yet..would love to

Joyce Carter said...

Hi Martha. I haven't done any twisting yet, but I have seen so many lovely things made from this tool. I would really love to give it a try. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Sarah said...

I'm a twister and I love it. I've mostly made table runners but I also enjoy making mugrugs out of scraps with the bittytwister.

Debbie said...

I haven't twisted yet, but I would like to!

ELNM said...

I've never twisted but I've seen this tool (or something similar) and it is so cool! Many thanks for the chance!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Kim said...

I haven't twisted yet---but I would love to!

KRubin said...

To be honest, I don't even know what "twisting" is. I'm still new to sewing.

Ella said...

I've never tried a twister, but it looks like fun!

The Quilted Dog said...

I haven't tried it yet, but looks like fun! Your beach retreat looks awesome, & I love the piglet!

Heather B said...

I have never heard of Twisting but I would love to find out more about being a twister! Thanks for the chance to win and I'm looking forward to the next blog so I can learn something new!

OhioLori said...

I've never used a Twister Templaste before...love the quilts I've seen tho....and want to learn to Twist!!!

Know my Table would love to have a new Topper too! :) Thanks!

Lourdes said...

I've never used a twister template, but I would love to learn!! Thanks for the chance to win.

B Greene said...

I have never twisted before, but I have been very, very tempted!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Diane said...

I love to twist! I've made five in various sizes and there are probably more in my future!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have never twisted, but I've seen the quilts made with the twister and they look so fun.

Tiffany said...

I've never twisted before, but I'd sure love to give it a try!

Shel @ Crafty But Not Creative said...

I haven't tried the Twister template before, but I would like to. The Twister wreaths & hearts are so cute! Thank you for the chance to win!

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said...

I don't yet - but my sister told me how great these were! Would love to win one!

Thanks for the chance.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have not tried twister - would love to win it.

Wendy L said...

How fun! Nope, not a twister...well...not yet, anyway. Thanks for a chance to become one!

Cindy Nielsen said...

This is my first blog hop. I have not done one of these twisters but I have seen them on 'Freemotion by the River'
Thanks for the chance to comment.
Cindy N.
UT

LeAnne said...

I have a Lil Twister but I haven't used it yet. I won it in last year's blog hop. Can't believe I've had it a year and haven't used it yet. I keep seeing so many cute twisters too.

Kathy L said...

Don't twist nor but would love to learn.

Amanda said...

I haven't twisted but keep seeing neat quilts that have and would love to try!

Carol said...

Haven't twisted but it looks like fun.

Chiska said...

I haven't twisted, but I love the wreath.

Emily C said...

Have not twisted, would love to try.

Vicki H said...

I don't have the twister tool, but would love to have one. I have always admired the beautiful results.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have the large twister and did make a quilt (yet to be finished up). I had the small twister and loaned it out - never to be seen again. What a gracious give away, thank you.

JoyceLM said...

I twisted one time, adding a round on my sister's quilt for our round robin 2 years ago. Thanks for the chance to win.

Bailey said...

Nope, never made a twister.

Cara said...

I haven't yet but I can't wait to try!

jmniffer said...

I have yet to twist; I would love to give it a try! Thanks for the chance.

supersara20 said...

I have never tried twisting but I love the pattern!

Jo said...

Nope never twisted, but woould love to try thanks for the chance

Melinda said...

I've never made one but they look so adorable!

Katherine McNeese said...

would love to learn to twist!

Margaret said...

I have not tried the twister yet but really want to. Thanks for the chance

barbara woods said...

would love to try thanks

Jeanne said...

I have not done twister but would love to try it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sallie said...

I twist! Thanks for the giveaway!

Just Quilt It said...

I bought the template, but I have never used it. I would love to make a wreath with one!

Char said...

I've never tried it but I'd love too!

Mary-Kay said...

I haven't had the chance to Twist yet but there's always a first for everything.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I do 'twist' and look forward to seeing how you make a wreath with this fun tool. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I am "twisted". Have all the templates. Thnx

Elisabetta said...

I am an oversea follower ^_^ but don't worry I have an american mail address too :PPPP
I never twisted before, but I'd like to give it a try someday, thank you so much for this opportunity

Sandra Visser said...

I haven't tried to twist yet but would love to.

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Reb Thack said...

I don't twist, but would definitely give it a go if I was the lucky winner :-)

Kathy H said...

I have twisted and made a Christmas tree and a little mat to try out the little twister. I love how they turn out. I am hoping to make a valentine someday and spring colors would be wonderful as well. I will look forward to you showing how to make the wreath.

Bj said...

I've never twisted but would love to give it a whirl ;) Thank You!

BizyStitches said...

I've never done a 'twist' other than the dance when I was younger. HA. I've admired the twist projects for some time now. I would love to win and have the fun of making a table topper. Thanks for being in the hop.

Catskill Quilter said...

Hi, Martha! I have never made a Twister project -- but I suspect that they may be addicting!

Fiesta said...

I have never twisted. Thanks for the chance

Madeleine said...

I've never tried the twister but it looks fun!

Lisa Lisa said...

I've never twisted before but am very curious! Would love to win one! Thanks so much, and I'll start following so that I can check out your spring wreath!

Richard Healey said...

I love twist quilts. I have had one in the past and it vanished. Would love to have a replacement.

Richard and Tanya Quilts

Quilting Babcia said...

I love many of the twister quilts I've seen though haven't tried one yet. They look like fun to make though! We had a brief demo at our guild meeting a couple months back but then the shop ran out of the tool so I haven't gotten around to getting one yet. sweet giveaway for a lucky reader - thank you!

Linda said...

HI! SUCH A NICE GIVEAWAY!
NO,I HAVE NOT "TWISTED"+I'D LIKE TO TRY THE TABLE TOPPER>THANKS FOR A WINNING CHANCE!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

gccmom said...

I have not twisted, but I would sure like to try!

Gene Black said...

The only twist I have done is the dance made famous by Chubby Checker. I think Twist quilts look great though.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Interesting ! Would like to give it a try.

Pat S. said...

I haven't twisted yet, but I'm willing to try!!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway! :-D
back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

Darlene Contadino said...

Have not twisted since the 60's and it was not with a quilt. I'm always up to learning something new.
On and I can't find a better way to live than one day at a time.

Janarama said...

I have the Itty Bitty Twister tool, but not the larger ones. Thank you for the chance to win! Looking forward to seeing your Twisted Spring Wreath.

Colleen said...

I want to twist!

Debra Lee said...

I would love a twister!

Tammy said...

Well as a firaly new quilter. I have not doen a twister yet. So I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance to win.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

I haven't twisted yet, but I sure would like to! Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie said...

i have never tried it before, would be good to try.

Roslyn said...

I don't have a twister but I would love to try it-one of my quilty friends has made several & they are all cute!

Kelli said...

I have not tried the twister yet, but would love to. Thanks for the chance to win! :) xo

patchouli moon studio said...

Yes I twist, but I do not have the template, I made my own template from a light plastic so I had to trace with a pencil and cut out with scissors. My quilts came out great, just took some time to cut, lol.

Beth said...

I have never twisted, but I would love to learn how!

Sandra said...

I can do the twist by Chubby Checker. I always wanted to learn how to make a Twist quilt. I wanted to make one and give it to my Mom for Christmas. Msybe I could start a tradition and make one each year and then give it to another member of my family again for another Christmas. Yes, I would need the tool and the fabric needed to get me started. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop and for giving all of us the chance to win and learn.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net
Sonora, CA

bee said...

not a twister, but want to be!

cvdnurse said...

I haven't twisted yet, but would love to!
Susan in PA (warmer today, but more snow on the way!)
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Tanya said...

I haven't made a twister, but my husband has. Thanks for chance to win.

Jan Baker said...

I have seen some of these quilts in our local quilt shop and fell in love. Have not tried it yet. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

Cherilyn said...

I have seen these at my local quilt shop, but haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the chance!

Cecilia said...

I've seen these, but I haven't tried it yet. I have seen some really cute quilts made with the twister though. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nanbon44 said...

never tried this type of twisting, but would love to be a twister...

Jane S. said...

I haven't tried "twisting" yet, but it sure makes a pretty quilt!

That wee piggy is adorable -- we get our weaner pigs in a couple of weeks and then we'll have them until August. I'm glad my daughter does 4H but it breaks my heart to see them go to auction.

Thank you for the nice giveaway. :)

Rhonda D. said...

I love the Twister. I have a mini
Twister to be used with 2 1/2 inch
squares. Thanks for the chance to
win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gail Olney said...

I've never made a twister, but would love to try. olney.gail@gmail.com

Heidi said...

Great giveaway! My group has the Twister scheduled, so how nice to have the tool and fabric all ready to go, my fingers are crossed!

Crystal Mills said...

Not. Looks a little complicated.

vwlady said...

Haven't made a Twister yet, but, I like the wreath! I'd like one for every season! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

Joanie's Quilts said...

I have seen a lot of twister quilts but not yet made one myself. What a nice giveaway. I would love to make a twister wreath!

Lou said...

Am totally addicted to the twister!!!!! Have all the rulers adn have made quite a few items! I even taught it at our retreat last month:)

Tamie said...

I haven't twisted before but I'd love to give it a try. Thanks for participating in the Quilters' Blog Hop Party.

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

I have not twisted before but it does look like it would be fun to try.. Thanks for the nice giveaway.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Carrie P. said...

I have never made one of these twister quilts but would love to try one. I think they make really neat designs. thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

Becky said...

I have made a large twister quilt using batiks. I loved using this tool. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Denise Russell said...

I do twist! Good luck with the blog hop!

Snoodles said...

I've been pointing to the "twister" note on my wish list for quite a while but no one has gotten me one! Now my fingers are crossed that maybe I can win one! Love your blog and feel the same way about warm weather and looking at the beach/ocean! LOL

Karrie S said...

I don't have a Twister, and would love to win one. Thanks for the chance!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

I've never twistered - yet!! I would LOVE to win one of these, what an awesome giveaway - thank you so much for the chance to win!!

legato1958 said...

I have a small twister, but haven't tried it yet!

susie
legato1958@aol.com

Norma said...

I have never twisted but I am up for anything new. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Shauna said...

I don't twist...yet, but would love to learn!!!!!

Mary Ann said...

Never done it but it would be fun to learn!

Garilyn S said...

I have never twisted but would love to make a twister wreath!
Thanks for the chance to win!

crafter1953 said...

Hi, I don't twist but would love to try it. Thanks for a chance to win.

Patricia said...

Wow, a tool I don't have yet. Hope to solve that problem by winning one! LOL

Karen said...

I've made one twister but I don't have the ruler. I improvised. Lovely giveaway. Thanks.

Sewgirl said...

I haven't "twisted" before, but I have that on my "to do " list...I love your wreath. I would love to win the pattern and have a chance to make my own!

Nancy Sue said...

I haven't twisted ...yet :) Not unless you're counting the twisty on a loaf of bread :)

Laura Gullickson said...

I've want to try twister for a while so I put it on my Christmas list and struck out this year. Next year...

barb said...

I have never twisted but would.love to learn. That way, you could teach this old dog a new trick lol babscorbitt@gmail.com

Diann said...

I've never twisted, but I could learn!

Victoria M. said...

I've never done twisting but would be game to try it. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

Carmen Nuland said...

I hadn't heard of "twisting" before - but then again I'm a beginner and still have SO much to learn!

Deb said...

No, I've never twisted either! I'll be sure and stop back by and see your project! I'd love to be entered and make a topper for spring!

Anya said...

Haven't made one yet! Thanks for the chance!

Nina K said...

I love twisting, and have made a few twisted hearts!

nicolesender said...

I don't twist but would love to learn how to!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Prairie Stitcher said...

Yes, I twist, and I'm a follower. I've been playing with the twister on my EQ program. What fun! Haven't made one yet but I'm gearing up for it. Yesterday, when I was in our quilt shop I saw that Lise, the owner, was quilting a quilt made from the twister. So colorful and fun. Drop over to Prairie Cottage Corner when you have a minute. We'll have some fun.

Abbigail said...

I'm not a twister ...yet! I've been wanting to try one of these for awhile now.
hulseybg at gmail dot com

apple blossom said...

never have twisted

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Debby said...

have never twisted but would love to try!

Mom C said...

I made 2 twister quilts. Loved them. Would love to have my own ruler. tHansk.

Sharie - Moss Bluff said...

I want to comment about the little pig. He is just about the cutest thing. He is darling. I lived on a farm and we had pigs but they were not this cute.