Our annual quilt guild quilt show is every September. It’s a really good show. The quilts are always amazing and so is the shopping! There is always a very large selection of vendors or quilt shops. I always find something new and different to buy there. I know, big surprise! LOL! This last September I found a shop that was selling a large baggie full of tumbler blocks. The directions in the baggie just said to sew all the blocks together . Make rows and sew them together. It said the quilt would make around a 64 X 72″ quilt top. The best part it was only $40!! I thought that was such an amazing deal. To buy a kit for only $40 is a steal! I, of course couldn’t pass that up. I bought it, stitched it up the following Sunday in a few hours and look what I made!
I love it. It’s super scrappy. The fabric is a combination of reproductions and some homespuns. It is one of the fastest and prettiest quilt tops I’ve ever put together.
You just sew one tumbler onto the next and make rows. Each of the tumblers had notched corners for the 1/4″ seam! I swear it couldn’t have been any easier. I had to lay my blocks out first before I would sew them. Even my scrappy quilts are thought out first!! Ridiculous, I know. I’m going to try hard to adapt Edyta Sitar’s method and just start sewing and not think about it!
Here my rows are all laid out right before I started sewing those together. I did straighten all the edges up. I kind of wished I would have left them, but I wasn’t sure how much I would have enjoyed attaching the binding with it left the way it was. I’m sure you noticed that I’ve layered it already. I did that in September while the weather was still nice and I wasn’t 100% sure then I was getting my longarm. I prefer to spray baste. I used to pin, but hated every second of it and switched to spray basting and was much happier with that. I usually make quilt tops during the winter and then save them to spray baste outdoors when the weather is nice. That way I don’t have to deal with the mess and preparation in the house! I’m not sure what I will do now that I have a longarm on the way?? Should I just leave it and dsm quilt it? Or should I take it apart and put it on the longarm? What would you do?
Speaking of longarm…I have some wonderful news! My A-1 IS going to be delivered today!!! It’s arrival is scheduled anywhere from 10 to 4 today! Trust me is wasn’t easy! Scott is my hero. He took care of all the phone calls last night to make sure it was going to happen. THANKS, Santa, aka Scott! I’m the luckiest girl in the world!
Thanks everyone for all your supportive comments and emails. Meant the world to me and kept me smiling all day! I know all of you that crossed all your finger and toes made the difference!! I think that was the secret play that changed the game yesterday! LOL! Thank you! Kristin had a wonderful birthday yesterday too! She loved all the birthday wishes! AND one last thing, Elaina and Alyssa were the best and prettiest Elves EVER!