Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BeAutiFul TwiSteD BlosSoMs!

We thought you might enjoy seeing some other talented quilter's gorgeous Twisted Blossom blocks!

We love all the beautiful fabric and color combinations! 

This angle is fun as well.  A little different look. 
The natural sunlight is awesome! Such a bright, cheery quilt! :)

This variation is also incredible! The different shades really show off some different patterns emerging in these blocks. So fun!

Everyone is doing so well with these blocks! We love them all! 3 more weeks left! Keep the pictures coming.  Remember... #twistedblossom

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Monday, July 27, 2015

Twisted Blossom QAL Giveway Winner!

Congratulations Mama Pea! You're this weeks winner! She said she has 6 blocks completed! Way to go! :) She's also had a fun Summer traveling to MN for a quilt retreat then on to Montreal and Florida! :)

It was very fun reading about all of your Summer activities and squeezing time in for some Twisted Blossom QAL time! Way to go!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Friday, July 24, 2015

Twisted Blossom QAL Friday Giveaway!

First of all, here are some fun new patterns in the works.  How fun are these!?! A large QCR version and a mini!

 And we're also working on a mini version of our very popular Metro Rings pattern!

Our Twisted Blossom QAL Friday giveaway! How about some Franklin by Denise Schmidt and our Urban Chained pattern? Yes??
Awesome! Just leave a comment letting us know how many Twisted Blossom blocks you have made and if you have taken or plan to take any fun trips this Summer. 
Please, just one comment per person.


~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SKW Twisted Blossom Progress and a Great Tip!

First, we have a great design wall tip for you!

Helen's new design wall is quick and easy to assemble. She used 3/4" foam core board. It comes in 4'x8' sheets and can be found at the hardware store.

It's easy to score with scissors to fit the space intended. She wrapped bonded batting around the edges and secured it on the back with duct tape.  
She used picture hanging strips to secure the board to her wall. 

Awesome! :)

Sherilyn's Twisted Blossom blocks are coming along nicely! She's contemplating adding another element to these.  Hmm...time will tell. :)

Helen's are coming along beautifully as well.  A lot of color and variety in her blocks. Just lovely!

Hope you're all having a lot of success, progress and most importantly - FUN! :D ...on your Twisted Blossom blocks. From what we've observed, they're awesomely gorgeous!! :)

Happy Wednesday! 

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Monday, July 20, 2015

Twisted Blossom QAL Giveaway Winner!

Happy Monday!! Our lucky Twisted Blossom QAL giveaway winner is Lisa Marie!! Congrats! We hope you enjoy your gift! 

We enjoyed reading all of your favorite Summer meal ideas! Lisa Marie enjoys drizzling a bit of olive oil in a skillet and sauteing a mix of fresh vegetables and sprinkling them with basil and grated Parmesan. Sounds delicious!! 

We LOVE all of the #twistedblossom blocks we are seeing.  So much creativity and originality!!

Happy Quilting! 

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Giveaway!!!

We hope you are enjoying making the Twisted Blossom blocks as much as we are!
Here is an update on Helen's blocks… She is using Anna Maria Horner's fabrics Folk Song.

Here is a pressing seam suggestion for managing the bulk from multiple layers.  Some seams are pressed open and some are pressed to the side.  You should do whatever makes you happy :-)
 (I usually do a combination of both to manage the bulk.  Helen)

Now for the Giveaway!  Today we are giving away this awesome cutting/pressing mat which works great when taking a class and need your own cutting/pressing station but you don't have a lot of room.  And our Curve It Up pattern which has 12 traditional blocks which we added curves to or used the Quick Curve Ruler to create the curves in the traditional block.

Please one comment per person, and tell us about your favorite summer salad or side dish.  I need some fresh ideas for my summer menu!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Hot Twisted Blossom Summer Day!

Having a craving for fruit punch and lemonade suddenly!?! :)
Jenny's blocks are gorgeous on this beautiful Summer day! 

Or maybe some juicy popcicles?? Yummy!! Sherilyn's blocks, coming along scrumptiously!

We hope you're all enjoying the Twisted Blossom QAL. We love all the blocks we're seeing! Great progress!! 

Happy hot Summer day quilting! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Monday, July 13, 2015

Congratulations Irina!  We hope you have fun with this beautiful fabric and Tic Tac Deco pattern!  She's another one of our Twisted Blossom QAL Give-away winners!

It was so fun reading about all of your Summer adventures and Twisted Blossom Progress! 
Please keep posting pictures of your blocks to IG using #twistedblossom 
We love seeing everyone's progress!!

Happy Quilting! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Giveaway!!!

Check out this yummy Amy Butler fabric which is a great choice
 to go with our pattern - Tic Tac Deco!

In order to enter our giveaway, please tell us about some of your summer fun and how many blocks you plan to make for the Twisted Blossom QAL. 

 I plan on making 16 Twisted Blossom blocks, and some of my summer fun includes pool time with my grandson Calvin - I live in AZ and pool time is mandatory :-) Helen

Kimbra and Calvin

Winner will be announced on Monday.

For more information on the Twisted Blossom QAL check here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Twisted Blossom QAL Weds. Tip!

Helen is right on schedule with her blocks. Aren't they gorgeous!?!

We're loving all the Twisted Blossom blocks we are seeing on IG! Keep them coming!

Sherilyn's are coming along nicely as well. It's fun to see the diversity this pattern offers. So many options! :)

Jenny is busy with girl's camp this week. We will post her new blocks next week. 

Our tip for today is great! 
Draw a line from corner to corner on your 4" squares, then draw another line a 1/2" from the first line. 
Stitch on both lines...

Cut in half between the stitched lines! Yay! We've just eliminated an extra step! Awesome! :)

Happy Quilting!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Monday, July 6, 2015

Twisted Blossom QAL Giveway Winner!

Congratulations Bethany Lois! You are our winner! 
We hope you enjoy your prize and are having fun with the Twisted Blossom QAL! 

We will be having another give-away this Friday for Twisted Blossom QAL participants.

We have really enjoyed seeing all of your blocks on IG.  Be sure to hashtag #twistedblossom so we can all see your beautiful blocks!

This Wednesday we have a Twisted Blossom tip for you and progress on our own blocks - so be sure to check back with us this Weds.

Happy Quilting! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Friday, July 3, 2015

Twisted Blossom QAL Giveaway Friday!

We hope everyone has been having fun picking your fabric out for the Twisted Blossom QAL.  There are a few of you that have already put some blocks together and they look fantastic!  Remember to share your Twisted Blossom fun on Instagram #twistedblossom

Now for our Giveaway!

Heather Bailey's TRUE COLORS Jelly Roll by Free Spirit and our Metro Hoops pattern!

In order to enter the Giveaway you have to be participating in our Twisted Blossom QAL.  If you would like to participate, its never to late to join, more details about the QAL can be found here.

One entry only, just let us know if you have started your Twisted Blossom blocks or if you have your fabric picked out?

Have fun and good luck!  Winner will be announced on Monday.

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~ 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Twisted Blossom QAL ~ July 1 - August 31

Welcome to day one of our Twisted Blossom QAL (Quilt Along)!

If you've decided to join us than here is some information for you about the QAL.  

* You do not need to sign up for the QAL.  All you need to do is play along and share your blocks with us on Instagram #twistedblossom or on our Facebook page, Sew Kind of Wonderful. 

* The QAL will run for 8 weeks, starting today and ending on August 31st.  

* This should be fun so you can make your quilt as big or as little as you would like but if you would like to do what we are doing than you need to finish 2 blocks a week for a total of 16 blocks.

* Check in with us every Wednesday to see our blocks and see if we have any hints or tips to share with you as we all start making our blocks.

* Every Friday we will have a giveaway for those of you participating in the QAL and announce the winner on Mondays.  

* You will need the Quick Curve Ruler and the Metro Twist Pattern in order to make the Twisted Blossom block. 

In case you missed it before, here is the fabric requirement chart:

  Jenny ended up using 16 low volume fat quarters for her background fabric, just in case anyone might be doing the same.

Here is a 16 block layout image with no sashing or border to give you an idea of how it will look when we are all done.

Hopefully we have covered all the QAL details and your welcome to email us with any questions you might have.

Most of all....HAVE FUN!!

The Twisted Blossom tutorial can be found on the next post.

~ Helen, Sherilyn and Jenny ~


Twisted Blossom Tutorial

Twisted Blossom
download pdf here

 16 1/2" x 16 1/2"

Fabric Requirements for one Twisted Blossom block:
-(8) Metro Twist blocks, 4 that face right and 4 that face left. (instructions can be found in our Metro Twist pattern)
-(2) 6 3/4" squares background fabric cut in half diagonally to make (4) 6 3/4" triangles
-(2) 6 3/4" squares focus fabric cut in half diagonally to make (4) 6 3/4" triangles
-(4) 4" squares for inside triangles

*Quick Curve Ruler

 Pair the background and focus fabric triangles.  Sew each set together. Press open.

Square up each block to a 6" square.

Place the 4" squares on focus fabric triangles and mark a reference line from corner to corner as shown above.  Stitch on line. 

Using a ruler and rotary cutter, cut a 1/4" away from stitched line.  Keep (small) triangle set. Repeat for all 4 blocks.  Press to make (4) 6" blocks.

Sew (small) triangle sets together.  Press open.

 Square up each block to a 3" square.  Sew together to create one block unit.

Layout your blocks as shown above.  After you are happy with the layout, sew the Metro Twist blocks together to create two unit blocks.

Sew blocks to form rows, then sew rows to make a Twisted Blossom block.

16 1/2" x 16 1/2"