Please come Tumble toward Christmas with me.
My latest obsession, Tumbler Blocks
Welcome to Christmas in July. Many thanks to Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict who is the wonderful coordinator of this event, and if you visit her there you will find a fun Quilt Along to Go with the theme.
When this hop was first announced I thought it would be a great time to finish up this scrappy Christmas quilt that I started this past December before it had a chance to become a UFO.
I pulled it out and found that it only needed to be quilted. Very odd, I even had it sandwiched which for me is the worst part of the quilting process. So quilt and bind it I did.
I found out 2 things, 1st I found the reason for the status of the quilt, here is a close up of the reason. Can you see the tiny stitches in this shot
I apparently was going to hand quilt it. This is all I did before it got packed away. I only found the hand quilted block when I was machine quilting around it.
The 2nd thing is that I really, really do love tumbler blocks. I had made a couple of tumbler quilts and a couple of sets of placemats in the not to distant past, and I had started this quilt which just reignited this mini fire. So...............here is what else I whipped up for Christmas with tumbler blocks in the last month and a half (so far, pretty sure I'm not really done yet and I have 5 months to go)
A set of placemats
The quilt and the placemats were made using the Missouri Star 5 inch Tumbler Template which was designed to fit perfectly on a charm as well as a 5 inch strip of fabric. Oh by the way that giveaway mentioned in the Header, I am sending the winner The Missouri Star 5 inch Template
Yes, it is backward in the photo. It comes with a protective paper backing on its front.
I want to share the obsession. Honestly this is a great block to work with. They also make a 2 1/2 inch version that also works well with precuts.
A mug rug
The mug rug was made using the Accuquilt Go 3 inch die.
And so far my favorite, a Christmas Wreath
Not sure if it will be a table topper
Or a wall hanging
Yes they are tumblers, hind sight says I shouldn't have rounded out the points so much but in the third picture I have pins pointing to the seams so you can pick out the individual tumbler blocks.
I don't own the Accuquilt machine and dies, they were borrowed from my guild chapter and a couple of generous chapter members
If you are interested in more of my tumbler obsession check out my previous post. The second half of it is pretty much all tumblers.
Well I hope you have had fun on this stop of the Christmas in July Hop. The other presenters in the hop are listed below for your ease in visiting. I am positive you will find great ideas for the upcoming holidays in their posts.
Oh, I will be participating in another Christmas in July Hop in a couple of weeks, please stop by and see what else I've been up to (mostly non tumbler related) see the button upper right,
Thanks so much for stopping by and please, have a Very Merry Christmas.
Oh yeah, to have a chance at the Template just leave me a comment. No problem if you are international, I'll pick a name on the 27th.