Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Few Pieces of the Past.....


This is one of the first ones I pieced after subscribing to Minature Quilts magazine. I had Marcus Brothers prints, a few Springmaid and some actual older fabrics. These are the same fabric scraps that I made my handpieced Bow Tie wall quilt from. Each tumbler finishes at 1.75". I didn't pay much attention to the size, as I working from a template. I just traced, cut and sewed.
When the piecing was finished, I quilted the body of the tumblers with cross hatching at 1". A loop-de-loop for the first border and in the ditch for the second. I made a second quilt in Amish colors, and that one was donated for a radio auction on WPR. I have also worked with this template and made my middle son a bed quilt. I did make the tumber larger...4" finished, I think. No picture of that one, of course, and it bit the dust many years ago. That particular son is very hard on his quilts. But at least they get used!! These days I make quilts for his 3 sons...and son #4 is coming in April *VBS*
Thanks you for your lovely comments regarding my posts on rain and home. I really have pieced my life together from what I was given, and for better or worse, it's the patchwork of my life and my journey..*VBS* How is the journey of your life going???

7 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

I am pretty sure that Judy's are smaller - I own the acrilic template that she is using... (It is in a BOM - since you were wondering...)

Fiona said...

I like the tumbler block pattern - I had actually never seen it before I started to read blogs!

Tazzie said...

Tumbler blocks are among my favourites, and on my list of 'to do one day' things.
I love reading all about your life - our lives really are a patchwork of scraps, and it's how we put all those scraps together that makes it shine.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Sweet P said...

I've ordered a tumbler template and waiting impatiently for it to arrive.

However, my Great Little Quilts book arrived today and soon I'm off to bed with a cup of tea to read it. Who knows, maybe I'll be showing off some baby quilts soon.

Dawn said...

Oh Finn - I LOVE this one! I have that small tumbler template and evertime I use a repro fabric I cut some tumblers out so I can make one someday! So far I just have a baggie of small tumblers!

Katie said...

My mother made and gave each of my children an afghan when they graduated from high school. When my oldest daughter graduated from college, Mom saw her tattered afghan. I was afraid she would be offended but she was so pleased that it had been used so much that she immediately gave my daughter a new one.

Judy said...

I Have one similar to this in the stages of being made!! Aren't they quick fabulous projects to do!