The design wall has been reassembled

Before getting back to work on Adam’s quilt — I decided to play with my I Spy tumbler quilt. My friend Cecile send me a BUNCH of novelty fabrics leftover from kid’s quilts she’d made and I’d started cutting tumblers a couple weeks ago.

After assembling the design wall, I cut some more and arranged the blocks. This quilt looks SO much better in person than in this photo – I was worried about the tumblers being too big but they’re perfect.

They’re ready to sew but first, Chesty has a vet appointment.

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  1. I’m just anal enough to stand there for hours and swap them around so none of the turquoise touch, none of the orange touch, etc. 😀

    Hope Chesty’s ok!

  2. Very fun! A nice change for the I spy quilts. Love the turquoise.

    Hope Chesty is OK? I have to get my trio to the vet for their annuals in the next couple of weeks.

  3. Whew! I am so glad I sent that fabric to you. For those of you who have not played with tumblers: The first comment was so right: You do spend time looking and moving things around. One book I read said to try weighting the blocks, so the lightest are toward the top, mediums are generally in the middle, dark fabrics to the bottom. I did one like that (though not really rigid) and it worked pretty well. But I did another all in brights, similar to this one by Mary, and that looked good, too. Mary: What is the length of the top and the bottom (I know the size from top to bottom is 6.5 inches… right?)
    GREAT job. Thanks for accepting the mission! 🙂

  4. Yea, following up to previous question, that’s what I was wondering ~ the size of the tumbler~ height? width? I just picked up a couple of tumber acrylic templates at the Rosemont/Chicago Quilt Show. Am anxious to start cutting! Maybe I should’ve asked for the Go Cutter for my birthday!! Maybe it’s not too late~ I’m going to look into that!!! Your quilt looks GREAT! Lot’s of FUN stuff in there!

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