A couple of notes, you are now on the bias, so things become very stretchy! After I cut the first row and joined each of the squares, here is what you have:
and then the next row is added:
I am not one to use pins unless I have to, but because this was so stretchy and I really wanted my pinwheels to match up, I pinned both before and after the seam to ensure perfect matches - and it worked!
This top measures about 52x52 and I actually think I like it better like this without the additional border - I think it looks a lot more difficult that it was, and this took me only a few hours of sewing time to produce a pretty impressive looking top.
The pros: durable template, good instructions, fast quilt top to piece
The cons: there is some waste when you are cutting the twister blocks - but they end up being about 4 1/2 inch squares so I think they will be good scraps for another project.
You can find the information about the Twister HERE.
All in all, I give the Twister tool a thumbs up and would recommend buying one if you're looking for something to do with your layer cakes - also great for a beginning quilter - because there is so much trimming your blocks are exactly the right size every time - and your quilt ends up nice and square!
Again, here's the before and after:
Linking up to Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday today as well - for our weekly dose of inspiration!!!