Experimenting with Strip Twist

Last weekend at Quilt Retreat Sherry and I were experimenting with Bonnie Hunter’s Strip Twist to see if we could make a quilt that she envisioned making for her son. Somehow we couldn’t get the pieces for the blocks we wanted without making a second block (and in the end a second quilt). But Monday morning, I decided to take the holiday to give it another spin. Using strips from the 2-1/2″ strip bin, this is the result. It is the Strip Twist pattern from Bonnie with the colors going from dark to light in the strip sets. When the strip sets are joined, it creates a block that goes from dark to light on one side and light to dark on the other side. When set into an on point layout, it creates this great design.



strip twist1


At quilt retreat, I almost finished this one (which is the double rail fence with 3-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch rectangles) and continued to work on it at home. It went onto the longarm on Sunday and was quilted. The binding was stitched on with the quilting machine, so I am going to finish the binding–maybe by hand while watching movies in the evening. IMG_5143


Here are some pics from quilt retreat. We had a great time.

IMG_5139 IMG_5137 IMG_5136 IMG_5135






7 Replies to “Experimenting with Strip Twist”

  1. So nice that you enjoy the retreat.
    I love your chevron quilt,really amazing!
    Have fun with quilting and watching a movie 🙂
    The strip twist experiment is beautifull!
    Lots of quilt-fun!

  2. I love chevron quilts. Your post about different styles of chevrons is a great resource.
    The strip twist quilt looks great. I envy you being able to go on retreat with your friends.

  3. Because I design picture framing all day, my poor brain doesn’t like to think about how to do something when I sew. That’s why I’m especially glad that Marjorie is my friend and will take the time to do something like this for me. I can’t wait to get started on this quilt.

  4. Your “strip twist” blocks are wonderful. This quilt has so much depth. I think I am going to have to give it a try!

Comments are closed.