Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Take Two Tumbling!

  I mentioned the other day that I had cut out the pieces for another quilt.
A tumbler quilt for Scallywag.
One that we can put on his bed when we finally are brave enough to move him into a big boy bed.
I've had the fabrics for this quilt for about a year, but couldn't quite decide what I kind of quilt I should sew to make the most of them.
Then last week when I had the Accuquilt Go Cutter home for the weekend I had a sudden impulse to cut out a quilt and these fabrics seemed like the natural choice.
I have been taking lots of photos of the process of making this quilt as somehow I was talked into teaching a tumbler quilt class at the Make Cafe.
I must admit that the first time that I chain pieced a tumbler quilt, I got a few of the pieces muddled up, so I was determined to be careful this time and make sure that everything ended up in the right spot first time round.

I am glad to report that I succeeded! No unpicking was required at all and I have documented my process well so that I can reproduce it. I'm looking forward to teaching the ladies how to make a smaller version of this quilt.
I must say that I adore how this quilt is coming together.
The top came together so quickly- got to love that!
I love the fun fabrics- a combination of Lucy's Crab Shack and Children at Play.
I love the colours.
I love the tumbler shapes and how different they look when the fabrics are organised in this pattern compared to the pattern that I used last time. (This time the pattern reminds me of a brick wall, but then prettier!)
I love that the majority of the fabrics are boyish (ok there are a few flowers in there!) without being the usual cars, pirates or dinosaurs.
I hope that Scallywag loves the quilt, although I fear that to get his attention I should have made a quilt with diggers, tractors, trains or some other kind of motor vehicle!
Hmmm... Maybe I should put those on the back!!!

Next step to choose backing and binding fabrics. I'll check my stash first, but I have actually been pretty good at using stash fabrics recently and I suspect that I'll have to buy something for the job.

Linking in with WIP Wednesday and Show and Tell

27 comments :

  1. Hi there! I just wanted to thank you for the kiwi pattern and tell you that I used it in my table runner for the "It's for the Birds" Blog Hop. You can see it on my blog athttp://bethstrand.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/its-for-the-birds-blog-hop-and-a-mystery-giveaway/ Thanks again!

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  2. So lovely!!! I'm sure he will love it J, who wouldn't!!

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  3. Love how it looks! so cute! cant wait to see if finished x

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  4. cute, cute - love the fabric collection x

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  5. I'm so tempted to sign up for the class. Do I need yet another hobby? No. But can I resist the lure of the opportunity to make pretty things? Also no.

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  6. its very cool!!! I love the shapes.

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  7. Fantastic! I love it. Such fun shapes - I'm sure he will love it too :) xx

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  8. It's looking good. I like the colours and prints you have chosen.

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  9. I just love this version, love the colors and how you laid it out- he is a lucky boy indeed!

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  10. Looks fantastic! It is hard to find slightly more sophisticated fabrics for boys. I'm struggling too! Although the wee man is only 3 mo so I have some time yet!

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  11. Such great fabric choices! I must say, I'm a terrible one for popping by and commenting, but I love reading your blog in my reader :) always such fantastic projects!

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  12. I love it! I've been wanting to make a tumbler quilt. I actually have the accuquilt die but it is the larger one and I'm wondering if it would be too big. Is this the large or small version? I also love your fabric! Fantastic choice for a boy flowers and all.

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  13. what a great quilt top! I've always wanted to try a tumbler, but haven't yet. It's definitely on my to-do list. Yours is a great inspiration!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  14. This quilt top is so charming. Great colour and fabric choices.

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  15. visiting via Show and Tell - cos when I see your name I know it will be worth stopping by. I love this. Good on you doing a class at Make. I know that the people who come will have a great time.

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  16. Gorgeous - I love sarah jane fabrics:)

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  17. Fantastic! I love the colors and fabrics. Wonderful.

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  18. I love the tumblers ....can't wait to see how you quilt it!!

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  19. Oh my gosh Juliet, this is gorgeous!

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  20. Lovely quilt top, can't wait to see how you finish it.

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  21. Its perfect for a little boy, love the fabrics you have chosen and this pattern really makes the most of showing them off.....how will you finish the edges? are you making a border or are you retaining the large zig zag edge?

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  22. swoonable fabrics, I'd love to know how to make quilts... maybe this Winter ? : )

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  23. I love the colour combinations, perfect for a big boy's bed.

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