Our block this month is the Twist Block. One unit of this block is often used with a Snowball block to make a trellis quilt.
For this block you will make four 6 1/2 inch units, and then sew them together into one block.

Check your measurements very carefully. Each block should measure 12 1/2 inches when it is finished. Accuracy from beginning to end will assure that your blocks come out perfectly. Measure carefully, sew carefully, and you will have a perfect block.

For the Twist Block you will need:
Cut four 2 1/2 inch squares from white fabric.
Cut eight 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangles from a red fabric.
Cut eight 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangles from a blue fabric.
We will take one of the 2 1/2 inch white squares, and add to it in a rotating manner, a 2 inch X 4 strip, of alternating colors. It is VERY important that you start each Twist Block with the same color, to achieve the correct order. Press away from the center on your twist blocks.

Step one, Sew your first rectangle to the square,
but only half way! This is very important. You'll
come back and finish it later.

(You are viewing the rectangle from the RIGHT
side of the fabric, and the white square is the WRONG side.)
Continue around, adding your strips in order.

Step Five is sewing the rest of your first rectangle down, and your twist square is finished.

This finished unit should measure 6 1/2 inches. Sew four of these units, and put together as shown above.
Your finished block should measure 12 1/2 inches.

This pattern can be used for personal use only and can not be used commercially without the owner's permission. No copies may be made without the owner's permission. This includes the patterns as well as any graphics and/or instructions that are associated with a pattern.
Twist Delaware Quilts January 2003

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