Scrappy Tumbler Tease

By March 9, 2011March 2nd, 202125 Comments

I’ve been suffering a bit from “Quilter’s Block” the last few days.  Well, ever since I went frogging the other night.  I just couldn’t decide what to quilt on my little Paganini.  One thing I DID know was that I needed to press it again.  I almost did and it’s a good thing I didn’t because I had some blue pen markings on it!!  Oh, I would have been SOOOO  mad if I had permanently set the markings.  That would have been just my luck, the first time I use one of those little blue pens…I ruin my quilt top.  So I wet down the top to remove them.  Meanwhile, I doodled designs.  I finally decided on a design, thought I would press the top, but there was still some blue left.  So…..another rinse down. Ugghh, I felt like was wasting so much time. Between all this I loaded my practice muslin back on.  I practiced the design I decided I wanted to quilt on Paganini.  After practicing, I realized the quilting called for some finer weight thread. I put a thread order in last night.  I’m glad I ended up having to wait because I wouldn’t want to be frogging that little top again!!

I decided maybe Paganini was causing my little case of quilter’s block, so I turned my attentions last night to something else.  New quilt top.  New quilt design.  It’s not done, but I’m loving it already!!  It’s just the boost I needed to get past my quilting blockade.  I’m just going to give you a peak.  Just a teaser.  πŸ™‚ 

Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to show the whole thing!!


  • Sunnybec says:

    Linda I just love your quilting.

  • Joanne says:

    The quilting design really enhances the tumblers! Looks great.β™₯

  • Patti says:

    Holy smokes that's gorgeous!

  • Sue says:

    Oh it's gorgeous! I just love tumblers and your quilting is so beautiful. I can only wish to quilt that great.

  • Carol says:

    I love your quilting. Do you do it freehand? It's beautiful.

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Your quilting looks beautiful! See, things do work out for the best!

  • Lainee says:

    The quilting looks great! I bought a spool of Aurifil yesterday…will try it out today.

  • Lynn says:

    Your quilt top is looking fantastic Linda! I know what you mean about having quilter's block. Sometimes just the thought of having to load a quilt on the machine will keep me from quilting. Silly but true.

  • Cathy says:

    Love the quilting. You are very talented. Hugs

  • Donna says:

    Beautiful quilting!!!

  • WoolenSails says:

    Loving what I see. I got the baby tumblers, but haven't done any quilting this week and still too weak and sick to sit up long, but getting there.


  • Yvette says:

    You look like you have been doing this for years!

  • Lori says:

    I think you are a natural Linda!!

  • Darlene says:

    It's beautiful – you're definitely a natural. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

  • Terry says:

    It looks wonderful! That's a beautiful quilting design! :0)

  • Brandie says:

    You're such a tease! So not fair to make us wait.

  • Joan says:

    Absolutely fabulous. My, isn't that something. Looking forward to the bigger picture … hugs

  • Cheryl says:

    Your quilting is so pretty…love the quilt and the quilting pattern you choose!

  • Michele says:

    Can't wait to see the whole thing! It looks beautiful πŸ™‚ I recently suffered from Quilters Block myself, but I think I've gotten past it now by moving on to another project and going back to the problem one later. I'm sure you will too. πŸ™‚

  • Cardygirl says:

    The tumblers look fantastic.

  • Unknown says:

    Awesome job! Its beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • Mama Pea says:

    Wow. You just blow my mind at how wonderful your quilting is. I think you did just the right thing…switch to something else to get some momentum while giving the other project a rest. Lovely!

  • QuiltSue says:

    I think we all get that quilters' block thing from time to time, but isn't it wonderful when you come out of it?

    Your tumbler quilt looks just great. I can't wait to see it in all it's glory! I also wish I could FM quilt like you do.

  • Cornfield Quilter says:

    Love it, Love it, did I tell you I love it?!!

  • Carol says:

    Love, Love, Love your tumblers! The quilting is absolutely fantastic!