Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tumbling On

Friend Jaye gave me a great gift, she cut a tumbler out for me for my tumbler charm quilt from all the fabrics she bought last year. And, oh you must go see her Fabric of The Year Quilt project, it is amazing!

What a great big bunch all those tumblers made. Very polka-dotty and fun. I sewed them all together and made three more strips for the king-size quilt this is intended to be.

One of them ended up quite long, down onto the floor, but it is the exact right size for the bed. Looking in my project box, I realized I had a lot of strips now, I wondered how many and how they'd look together. I put them all up on the wall and saw that many of them were quite short compared to the one long and correct strip, that goes onto the floor in the picture above.
And there was already a big stack of tumblers that I had cut out over the last year as I went through all my various projects. So I sewed those together and counted and matched up and now all of the strips are the same length and I'm much much closer to have a king-size bed sized quilt top. Hours and hours later...
Although they are still in strips and not sewn together...
I'd say this is maybe 2/3 of enough to make the whole quilt, there are 18 and 1/4 strips done. So I still have a whole lot of cutting and sewing to do for this project. One of those long-term projects that it is fun to pull out and revisit on occasion.

4 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

This is SOOOOOOO cool! I love charm quilts and am too lazy to even begin to try.
So I can enjoy yours and imagine it on my bed. :)
Great colors---love the mix!

Quilt Pixie said...

it is a wonderful collection of fabics, looking great as tumblers :-)

jovaliquilts said...

This is going to be such a great quilt! Well, it already IS great, even though it's not finished yet.

Jaye said...

WOW! I had no idea you were sewing them together as you go. MUCH better idea than being faced with thousands of Tumblers all at once. I am really looking forward to seeing it in person and am glad I was able to contribute!