Tumbler Quilt Top

Hi there!  You’ve probably noticed that I’m off my usual schedule this week :)  The massive giveaway and end of the school year have changed things up for me – we have just been enjoying our days, and next week the new routine will be put into motion.  Complete with chore chart – don’t tell my kids yet!

Remember this stack of tumblers?

I sewed them up into this quilt top!

 These are all Art Gallery fabrics, from three different lines I believe.  Together a fun, scrappy quilt, that went together beautifully!  No seam ripper required – that’s my kind of sewing :)

I did pin all the junctions as usual, and used a consistent seam allowance – you do need to use the basics – but the perfectly cut pieces make for much easier sewing!  It measures 44″x72″ right now – I’m going to dig through my box and see if I have any good borders, but I may just leave it :)  
AccuQuilt is offering a huge sale on their Go! Cutters, if you are ready to make a purchase (hint, hint!) there’s no end date available, so hopefully it’s still available after I announce the winner on Monday.

 I’ve had a couple of questions about my bar for hanging quilts…Joe rigged it up for me a few months back.  A couple of brackets from curtains, no longer being used in the living room, and electrical tubing cut down to 10 feet.  The clips are from Ikea (different curtains) and I move the quilt around often so that I don’t have too much stress on anyone point.  I have been thinking about adding sleeves to future quilts.

I need to email a bunch of featured quilters and get those set up for the next month or so – it completely slipped my mind this week!  Next week we will resume the regularly scheduled Friday posts.
Have a great weekend!

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By | 2017-02-06T09:18:53+00:00 June 11th, 2010|work in progress|33 Comments


  1. MomBrose June 11, 2010 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Those tumblers look great!! Can't imagine cutting those without a GoCutter! :D

  2. badlandsquilts June 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Can't wait to have enough quilts to get to hang one, cute top!

  3. 2miracles/Tove June 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Cool I love the reusing of all the curtain rod pieces.

  4. silversmith June 11, 2010 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    how do you add borders to a tumbler quilt? do you do a half tumbler to even it out?

    i was given a tumbler template last month and haven't tried it yet. i think i will soon though!!

  5. Jean June 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    I would love to have the GO to cut things like this…you did a great job.

  6. WoolenSails June 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    The tumblers look great. I was thinking that would make a nice shower curtain with the tumblers and prim fabrics to match my bathroom.


  7. call me crazy June 11, 2010 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Love the tumblers! I sure wish I had a GO to play with! :-)

  8. mom June 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Sweet tumblers! I like how you just whip things out so quickly :-)

    Tammy ~@~

  9. Terriaw June 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Love your tumbler quilt top! I can appreciate how important pinning and sticking to your seam allowance is for this piecing project. Love your quilt hanger too, which is a clever way to display projects.

  10. Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS June 11, 2010 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    we must have tumblers on our brains, I just did one last week, just posted it.. ;-) love your scrappy one!!

  11. Kate June 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Great tumblers and thanks for the info on how you hang quilts.

  12. scottylover June 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    One of the die I would love to have if I win the Go cutter is the tumbler! I love those quilts but don't have the patience to cut out all those odd shapes, even with a ruler! This looks wonderful!

    Sandy A

  13. Pat June 11, 2010 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    I ordered the tumbler die to go with the GO! cutter I won this week….should get that on Monday. I need to look at how folks are finishing the sides of their tumbler quilts. (I guess some might trim them so the edges are straight?)

  14. Leslie June 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    looks gorgeous!!!!

  15. Tonya's Sewing Room June 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    love that tumbler quilt………

  16. Ellie-CraftSewCreate June 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!

  17. Candied Fabrics June 12, 2010 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Ooh, so fun! Silversmith has the same question I have!

  18. Sarah Craig June 12, 2010 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Pretty quilt! You are getting good use out of that cutter!!

  19. Poppyprint June 12, 2010 at 8:34 am - Reply

    The tumbler top is really pretty!! Love all those fabrics.

  20. bethanndodd June 12, 2010 at 9:29 am - Reply

    LOVE the quilt!!! I am glad to know that my family is not the only one adjusting to the new summer routine ;o). Good luck with the chore chart!

  21. Gale Yawn June 12, 2010 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Beautiful, Amy. I'm working on one right now. Do you always press your seams open?

  22. sandra June 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I love your quilt you did a great job. How I would love to have the go cutter, I have so many quilts just waiting to get cut out.Have a wonderful summer with your children.

  23. Millie June 12, 2010 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Beautiful quilt top Amy…can't wait to see it finished.

  24. Jennifer June 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I love the colors you chose. Very pretty indeed..!

  25. smileykylie June 13, 2010 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Hi Amy, gorgeous quilt, I was interested to see that you open your seams up rather than pressing them to one side or the other, do you find this easier or does it give a better finish? I've always done them to one side and am interested in your thoughts :) :) Kylie

  26. harleywife June 13, 2010 at 5:56 am - Reply

    VERY nice !

  27. Lis June 13, 2010 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Those tumblers are pieced together beautifully and I've set DH the task of a hanging rail for my sewing room – good one, thanks!

  28. Inch Worm Fabrics June 13, 2010 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    That was a very good idea for hanging quilts. I think I have the perfect spot to put one of those in my sewing room.

  29. Sandi June 13, 2010 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Seeing your tumbler quilt reminds me that I have one in a box that I started a few years ago. I think I'll get it out and start adding to it. Your stitching is so perfect!

  30. Amy - Park City Girl June 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    smileykylie – I do like to press my seams open! they lie flatter and seams are easier to match up!

  31. Mel June 15, 2010 at 12:27 am - Reply

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tumblers!!

  32. amandajean June 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    i LOVE the tumblers! they are so fun.

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