Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tumbler Quilt

I saw a tumbler quilt using Kaffe Fasset prints like this at a local quilt show, and I knew I had to make one.  Those Kaffe Fasset prints just call to me. I think it's going to be a wall hanging for my office  - so I can gaze at it all day when I'm on the phone.  



I got so excited making the blocks that I made more strips than I needed, so I made up a table runner with the leftovers.  The best part about this (other than 2 KF projects in one), is that I was able to try out the quilting options on this smaller one.  I started with stitch in the ditch, but then switched to "echo" quilting, about 1/4 inch from each seam.  Used variegated thread in jewel tones.


By doing a bit of research, I found out I could use the Fat Cats ruler to make the supersized blocks.  So happy to find that!  The only other option I'd found was the AccuQuilt Go, and that's not in my budget right now!


7 comments:

Linda said...

I LOVE the colors! What a beautiful quilt this will make!

Judi said...

That's gorgeous, I love the colours. Kaffe is calling to me too!

Jackie said...

Just beautiful!! Kaffe is a favorite of mine too!! Wonderful job.

Judy said...

I love those colors. I want to buy some of his fabric some day.
I have a Accuquilt. Have not used it yet. I think I will get the tumbler and some of his fabric!

Mama Pea said...

They both look great! Way to go!

Claudia said...

Beautiful colors!

Anonymous said...

You can make a template for 5 inch charms from the cardboard backing from a charm pack. Just measure an inch in at each side (top) and cut straight from bottom corner to your mark.