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Monday, October 6, 2014

Tumbling

Last week I took a break from piecing my flowers & cut a bunch of tumblers.  That template is 2.5" high...so the finished tumblers will be about 2" high.  I bought the template here.  I'm just eyeballing the quarter inch seams & they go together really quickly...by hand, of course.  Here's a close-up of the template.

 
I'm cutting these from leftovers from my flowers...or from pieces I didn't use in my flower garden.
 
I pieced together a couple rows to see how I liked it.  I'm thinking I like the white cotton with the 30s prints...but I'll make a couple rows with just 30s prints to see if I like that better. 
 
 
I figure this will give me a bit of a break from sewing all those green hexies to join my flowers together.  These personal projects of mine now need to take a break for a bit...so I can machine stitch some gifts for the holidays.  But I had to take a pic of the pile of flowers...just about a dozen more to finish...then it's all about assembling the quilt top.
 
 
I just love these 30s prints...so much FUN!
 
I'm sharing at Kathy's blog...be sure to visit there to see what other slow stitchers are doing. 
 
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. I really like the white tumblers in between the prints. Last year I hand pieced a wall hanging for my son. I loved doing it and loved the results. Don't you just love handwork?

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  2. I also like the white between the prints. The 30s fabrics are wonderful...why do I have so few?? I will have to make a point of buying some.

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  3. I also love the 30's prints. They do seem to shine when put with white as the background or alternate block. The tumblers are going to make a great quilt!

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  4. Hi Debbie!
    How wonderful to have vintage fabrics, so much fun. Adore the tumbler pattern!

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