Nope, not Chubby Checker! Those of you younger than 55 may not know who I am talking about. But just picture some serious fun!
It’s the same with this new way to make pinwheel quilts with a fun new tool.
I saw this fun and fast little quilt at my favorite quilt store, Primitive Gatherings. The project fascinated me with the unique construction technique.
The little quilt was done using precut 3 1/2 inch charm squares, but you can cut your own from the mountain of scraps we all have. This little quilt is 12 inches by 13 inches and is a great little wallhanging or cute doll quilt for that favorite daughter or granddaughter.
Thanks Carol Charles for the pattern.
This fun tool was developed by CS Designs in Superior Wisconsin. The tool comes in 2 sizes, 5 and 10 inches. Country Schoolhouse Quilt Store is where they can be purchased.
The larger size works great for the layer cakes that you find in the quilt shops and the smaller size is perfect for the charm squares. You may see these in the quilt shops and wonder what to do with them…this a great use and it produces dramatic looking pinwheel quilts, wallhangings, table toppers or table runners.
The 3 1/2 inch size tool can be purchased from Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop. Country Schoolhouse Quilt Shop gave them permission to make the smaller size tool.
If you want inspiration, Marsha Bergren, of Country Schoolhouse Quilt Shop has written several books to give you great ideas for the use of the tools.
Let’s Twist introduced the tool and Let’s Twist…Again was written to help you build upon the skills learned from the first book.
Pick yourself a good mix of light and dark charm squares or layer cakes and select the size tool you wish to work with and just start twisting the day away!