This is the project I was working on this afternoon. The larger one is a wall hanging but I think I will use it as a table topper for a center piece. Someone gave me a beautiful bowl and red candle last year for christmas that will look really nice with it.
The smaller one is the left over material of the larger one which will be a nice mug rug. After you cut out the squares on the big one there is smaller squares that just needs a little trimming. I sewed it on a smaller scale than the 1/4" seam. My needle is at 2.5 for the 1/4" and I put the needle at 3 to give me a better fit for the smaller one.
This is the ruler that I used called the Lil' Twister tool. It is 3 1/2" and the smaller tool is 1 1/2.
As you can see the line on it is at an angle and that is what gives it the twist.
A fun project to do on a rainy afternoon. I recommend this project. Now I have a pattern to make a Christmas tree. Can't wait. Just need to visit the material shop tomorrow on my way to PEI.