Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Even though the last couple of weeks have been a little crazy (holidays. travel, etc.), I have managed to get some quilty things accomplished. For the past two weeks I've had my Weave It To Me on the design wall and I finally finished the top. It measures 64" x 88" and I really do like it. I can picture this in just three fabrics for say, Christmas or July 4th . I may have to consider making this as a wall hanging. What do you think?  :-)

I pulled out my Tumbler quilt from almost a year ago. I began this at the annual January retreat last January and have done very little since. Well, I started working on it again and had hoped to get a bit more done and possibly finish it at this year's retreat. This is by no means my oldest UFO, but it is a UFO and for some reason it has been calling my name to work on it. Well, here it is. I guess I need to find another UFO to take on the retreat - like that'll be a problem!  :-) Thanks Linda for your layout. It's perfect and doesn't make me have to bind all those side twists and turns!

This quilt is kind of big, about 82" x 102" and it has 577 different fabrics in it! It's laid out 25 across by 23 down and each block is a different fabric. I used a single off-white fabric for the half blocks that finish off each row and frame the top and bottom. And finally, I used another fabric (remenants from a 2008 project) for the outside border. I know exactly which project in which I had used this fabric and I had long strips that I just couldn't bring myself to throw away. You can see the project here. Well, it's found a home and is a perfect fit. I only have about 6" x 3" left over. Awesome!!

This makes three tops that have been finished this year and I already had a bunch to quilt from the last couple of years. Perhaps I should concentrate on some quilting rather than piecing for a little bit.

1 comment:

Linda said...

WOW! I'm IMPRESSED!! That is one big tumbler quilt. I'm so glad I was able to help you with the layout. I just love tumblers. They can just fit any fabric and the scrappier they are the better they look as you have proven with yours. Way to go!! It's fantastic.