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I have seen a ton of pictures and tutorials for making a twister block. The basic premise is to put together squares of fabric, then cut them on the corners at a 30 degree angle, then put those squares back together making a tessellation of twister blocks. Depending on the design of the squares you start with it can create secondary designs.
I find I prefer the scrappy look, when the spins kind of flow one to the other - some very stand out, and some blending with the next.
I elected to try this technique and add it to this project. I have a huge amount of small scraps, so I wanted to make fairly mini twister blocks. I had a couple of challenges. First one is - I don't have the twister tool that makes this whole process work best. I found an online tutorial I modified for one of my acrylic 2.5" rulers.
Using a wax pencil I drew a 30 degree line crossing in the middle of the 2 inch grid.
With that started - I sewed my grid of squares. I elected to add a border of 4 green fabrics. If you use the same fabric in a row like that it creates a sawtooth design.
This called for dense quilting in a contrasting thread color. I have been wanting to play with spiral quilting using a walking foot or a 1/4 inch foot. I decided now was the time! Red thread, and a dense spiral later, and I have a block I just love to look at!