March 24, 2009

A Twilt for Good Luck

Posted in Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , at 9:44 AM by Shelley Swanland

I finished up this piece this morning and as I sit here writing this a pair of Redtail Hawks are doing their spring mating dance outside over the trees. It is a beautiful day.

Best Wishes for Good FortuneI have quite a collection of fabrics, Asian designs and Batiks are my favorites but I love all kinds of fabric in general. Within the collection of Asian fabrics I have a number of prints that are miniature in scale and have wanted a project to use them in.  This twilt uses 36 different squares of these prints for the foundation squares. 


 Best Wishes For Good Fortune Single Block

“Best Wishes for Good Fortune” uses a 3″ copy of the block from my pattern Fortune Cookie. Each block uses a black square and four smaller Asian print squares. They are sewn together like a 3D bowtie block creating a black square on point with four bias folded edges. A checked square is laid on top of the black 3D square and the folds are rolled over the raw edges and stitched.

 If you haven’t tried a Twilt yet I invite you to give it a try. I have found the process a very productive way to generate creativity. Check out Jessica’s latest Twilt, Ring of Fire. For more Twilt info check out Twitter Quilts….Twilts.



  1. Wow, striking effect with the black and white. Love the quilt 🙂

    • Thank You Eldrid. It’s always been a popular pattern. It was fun doing it in miniature!

  2. jessica said,

    Oh, Shelley… beautiful!
    I’m loving the black and white centers too!
    I had thought about using a tiny four patch for the
    windows on a quilt, now seeing this quilt, I’m going
    to try it.
    The Asian fabrics are perfect with your patterns!

    Have fun creating!
    ~ Jes

    • Thanks Jes, I use lots of Asians and I do think they complement the curves. I love all the embroidery you are doing on yours. Sooner or later I will get around to showing some of the wearables I did in my “life before Cathedral Windows”. I love silk ribbon and beads! That’s why I came up with the Twilt idea so I could use some of them. Keep up the good work!

  3. jessica said,

    Hi Shelley!

    I look forward to seeing the wearables!
    Ribbons and beads…..sounds like you might
    like the Crazy Quilting? I’m new to it, so the
    minis have been great to practice on!
    You’re going to get a kick out of a project I’m
    going to do…..Best Wishes From Snow Country!!
    I’m fortunate enough to have the Quilter’s World
    magazine that the pattern is in! What a great
    project for anyone who wants to try one of your patterns!

    Have a great week!

    • Absolutely Love It. I am hoping that the Twilts give me some opportunities to use it.

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