Monday, February 13, 2012

tumblers

I finished my tumbler quilt! A good friend sent me the pieces already cut out. What a sweet gift! All I had to do was assemble the blocks. Rather than baste and then quilt it, I basted it (sort of), then turned the quilt. This eliminated the binding. I was a little nervous to do so, since I hadn't done that since my first quilt, but I really wanted to leave the edges wavy.
After turning it, I hand quilted it using this vintage thread that came from my grandma's house. Perfect! (The thread, not the stitches. :) )
The back was pieced from the stash. I love how the black stitching worked on this quilt, both on the front and the back. I wasn't so sure it would work, but it ended up being just the right accent for all the colors. AND the backing. I love it when things come together like that.
I had to include this photo of my little helper guy. He's such a trooper. Sometimes I wonder if he hates being the tallest kid in the family. :) I just love this photo.
The quilt finishes 53" x 65"....it's the perfect lap size. It's already gotten a lot of use!

65 comments:

**nicke... said...

how did you finish that so fast! hand quilted also! you are a super star!

Live a Colorful Life said...

What a great way to quilt this very adorable quilt!

Elaine M said...

What a great way to finish a tumbler quilt and get the wavy edge. Love the black stitches.Looks so warm and soft.

Marian said...

It's beautiful! I love that you left the edges wavy and used what was in your stash for the back, it looks so great! And your little helper is too cute! I'm sure this will be a well loved quilt!

Shawn said...

I love it Amanda, the fabrics are great I even see some Urban Chiks (lol) and your stitches ARE beautiful, such a special keepsake!!

Johanna said...

Love it! You just keep adding more onto my "I really want to make that" list. I just have one question, what is that white stuff on the ground? We haven't seen much of around my way this year. I guess after last year's snowfall, we should be thankful.

Svetlana said...

Looks wonderful! I love your handquilting and the way it looks on the sides. So pretty!

Suzanne said...

The flip and turn binding is perfect for this and the backing has a sweet vintage feel. Another winner!

MB in MI said...

What a great gift/quilt. Love that you used the old thread to quilt it. There's many of those in my sewing box too....

Clair said...

Isn't it fun to get something done?

Karen said...

Love it! The black thread really sets off the blocks.

Another to add to my ever growing list!

Rachel's Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt. Lovely quilting.

Di~ said...

I must! quit reading your blog! The envy I feel is overwhelming!:) AND!, why do I love everything you do?! Please come be my neighbor here in good old Idaho!

patsy said...

I love this!
Great use of thread :)

Claire Jain said...

Say what! Those stitches look awesome to me! What a beautiful quilt. I would love to make one like it. Now if only I had a friend to cut the pieces ;-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your quilt is just fantastic...

Sarah Craig said...

Such a lovely quilt - kind of modern and vintage-y at the same time! And the hand quilting is perfect!!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Love that fabric! Your quilting looks great. Way to finish!

randi--i have to say said...

i love tumbler quilts! yours really came out great, amanda!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I recognize that - SUPER finish Amanda Jean! What a sweet quilt.

SewSara said...

I read through all the above comments ... and it seems like maybe I'm the only one who is confused about what you mean by flipping the edges? Did you do the edges before quilting it?
I really LOVE the way this looks, please enlighten me? :)

Patchwork and Play said...

What a great quilt! The turned edge is perfect for this block!

Cille said...

It is beautiful and I'm sure it will be treasured forever. I've always wanted to make a tumbler quilt. May be sometime soon. I feel very inspired after seeing your stunning quilt :)

Thimbleanna said...

Another fabulous finish by YOU Ms. Crazy! I love this one (as always!) -- I have a tumbler quilt in the stash -- maybe this year since I'm doing UFOs!

Leslie said...

this is amazing!! i love the tumblers and the hand stitching makes it so special

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Can I be honest and say that the tumbler blocks don't really appeal to me. I think it's their irregular shape and my linear mind. But I can definitely appreciate hand quilting and awesome scraps!

sewtakeahike said...

Aww AJ!!! Your tumbler quilt looks so awesome! Ours are finished off the same, turned and hand quilted so we really do have Twinkie quilts!!!

Cori said...

I would love to see more info on how you turned the quilt. I have done some tumbler quilts also, and I would love to finish them the same way. But I'm always nervous about doing something new so I always chop off the cute edges and bind it.

Michele said...

Very, very nice.

Lauren said...

That is a GREAT quilt! Love it.

sonia said...

You're quick! It looks beautiful! Love the quilting!

goletagirlwendy said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the black thread.

VeeV said...

how very lovely Amanda....as always.
and what a fantastic tribute to Grandma.....
xo
eva

Bee said...

This is such a pretty quilt. I love the touch of the thread too.

Mama Pea said...

It looks great. And that black hand quilting is absolutely perfect! (in every way) A tumbler quilt is high on my list of "to dos". I love them.

Donna said...

Wow!! Double WOW!! You made it so fast and it is so pretty. I like tumblers.

Donna

Francis Paul said...

what a gorgeous quilt!

Jules said...

beautiful quilt, 10c for the thread, hows that for inflation?

Becky said...

That's a very nice scrap quilt! It does look like the perfect one to cuddle up under when the snow is blowing outside.

Love Of Quilts said...

Very cute quilt. Happy Valentine's Day!

Speattle said...

I'd love to see more details on both this quilt and the tied quilt, plus a tutorial on the cute pillow with the embroidered name you featured recently.

So, please get to it! (In your spare time, of course!) ;) ;)

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So pretty! Great fabric choices and the quilting is divine!

bethanndodd said...

Yay for a wonderful finish! It did indeed come together wonderfully! Love the wavy edges.
Smiles~Beth

quirky granola girl said...

ooooh! i love the tumblers! and the hand stitching is just perfect for it.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful and such cute fabrics! I love the quilting with the vintage thread!

Kate said...

love that! especially the tumbly edges. Awesome job!

Nathalie St-Pierre Roths said...

I am a new reader for your blog. I just love this tumbler quilt you just finished. It has a vintage/whimsical feel that I love. Great job! :-)

felicity said...

What a completely fabulous finish. I love love love the black thread AND the stitches!

Karen said...

I am also a new reader of your blog and I love this old fashioned block. You have used lovely fabrics and the photos in the snow make me very jealous. I am an Aussie in the middle of a hot summer and lust after snow. Thanks for giving me pleasure from the great quilt and the snow.

Cheers,
Karen

Michelle said...

I love tumbler quilts! And I adore yours. The first ever "big" quilt I made was a tumbler, out of recycled flannel check shirts. I tied it instead of quilting it, and it's a bit worse for wear now, but I still love it!

Diane S said...

what a lovley quilt. I like the Idea of using the vintage thread - it will bring warmth and good vibes to all who climb under it...

Katherine said...

How do you do it? One beautiful quilt after another. I'm certain you don't sleep. ;o)

Love your tumbler quilt. I've had one on my list of quilts I want to sew... I need to get with it.

Kim said...

So nicely quilted......it is just beautiful. The black quilting is perfect, you are right about that!

I love that you make things to use that are family friendly, that is why I quilt so my gifts can be enjoyed :0)

Happy Sewing

Dara said...

How big are the tumblers?

Carla said...

Love your tumbler quilt. Thanks for sharing. I hope to start one in the next couple of weeks or maybe sooner.

Tracy said...

I want to quilt just like you when I grow up! LOVE IT

Chase said...

I really like it without binding, but curious what would binding looks like on it! Thanks for sharing! You hand-quilting is great! I never tried use block, but I am attempting!

Threads astray said...

Your stitching is outstanding, but love that it is old thread,gives the quilt history and a old world feel

Helen said...

That ten cent thread takes me back and so does this quilt. Love the wavy edges, too.

Karen said...

I love tumbler quilts. I have used yourModa Bake Shoip pattern a couple of times now. May be you should call the quilt Serendipity seeing how it all just came together beautifully. I love it when that happens. Its so niiiiice.

livraison courses said...

Such a great look.It look so different and colorful fabrics.Tumbler blog is really interesting.

SewSara said...

Amanda - one more question for ya!
When you hand quilted it, did you use frames of any sort? or did you just pin-baste it and work with it on your lap?
I've really been wanting to hand quilt something, especially for something to do while waiting for this baby. Thx!!

Abby said...

I have been loving tumbler quilts lately but have never attempted one. Sure needs to get on my to do list. I love the hand quilting also!

Annessa said...

That is fabulous! I love the design and colors. Be careful of the antique thread. I had some of my grandma's too, on the old wooden spools. I was so excited to "waste-no, want-not) and use it on a wip of my grandma's. When I used it in my machine, it splintered all up and jammed. I got a leacture from my sewing machine shop guy, "Thread expires," he simply told me. Put a collection in a nice, old mason jar and enjoy displaying them. If you can think of other uses for this great, old thread, I'd love to hear it! Thanks for your inspirational blog.

Kim said...

This is beautiful!!! I love it! Did you mark the quilting lines before you quilted? Or did you just wing it? How do you mark your quilts?