Monday, September 16, 2013

Tumbling along


Quilts made with tumbler shapes have been around for many years, but lately they seem to be cropping up everywhere in wonderful fabric combinations. 

The current Sew Scrappy Club project is based on these shapes.  I had great fun making up samples. 

Of course, the Tumblers can be cut any size one wishes.  But this video from the Gourmet Quilter shows a wonderfully simple method which worked perfectly for the fabrics I had on hand. 

Tumbler quilt

First I dug into that big box of plaids and shirtings, added a blue print for sashing strips and came up with a twin-sized throw (60” x 80”)

Somehow there were plaid tumblers left over, so I put them together into a smaller top.  Still needs borders, may be donated to our Prayer Quilts group.

Tumbler lap quilt

Then I pulled out the charm squares I had won at Eleanor’s last Quilt-Till-You-Wilt-Day.  These are some Red Hat fabrics and they worked up quickly into this table runner. 

Tumbler table runner

Now I’m eyeing that basket of batiks……