It’s finished. It took longer to work on that zig-zaggy border edge but it’s done!! Ya-hoo. Another UFO bites the dust.
I have gotten lots of questions about my tumbler quilt ever since I posted that I was working on this. I hope I can answer all of the and provide the links that were asked for here.
I started this several years ago back when I had my Accuquilt Go. I cut the tumblers with my using it. I was really nervous that I wouldn’t have enough tumblers right up to the end. If you aren’t familiar with tumbler quilts, each tumbler shape is not created the same. I had bought this tumbler ruler thinking if I ran out, I could use it.
Well it has a slightly different angle so it wouldn’t work. So slowly, I worked my way through knowing that I could always cut them the old fashion way if necessary. I did use it make this mini tumbler project though. You can find the One-derful One-patch Templates Tumbler Ruler on Amazon by following the link.
My version is 92″ x 97″. There are 39 tumbler blocks in a row and there are 39 rows. If I had to do it over again, I would have an even number of rows. As is one edge of the quilt goes out…one edge goes in. So if my math is correct, there are 1287 tumblers in the quilt. For the most part, I did an alternating light and dark pattern. I did interchange the pink, light yellow and light green pieces allowing them to be either dark or light.
I used a tan thread on the top and a variegated thread on the back. When I use a solid colored backing, I really like to use a variegated thread on the back to jazz it up a bit. The backing is flannel. It was in my stash and I wanted to use it up. The quilting pattern is a swirl with a hook. I got a copy of Angela Waters new book, Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters: Choose & Use Quilting Designs on Modern Quilts and this was one of the designs in it.
I am noticing that everything is sticking to that flannel backing…UGH.
After doing some checking, I did find out that this template is the same size and angle. Here is an Amazon link for the template, One Patch Template Twisted Tumbler.
If you are just wanting to start a tumbler quilt and are looking for a template, I would recommend getting the first ruler instead of this template as you can cut many different sizes with it. If you are trying to match the Accuquilt template, I recommend this template. Hopefully that answers all the question that were sent my way..if not ask some more in the comments and I will answer them there.
I was just over to Country Threads’ blog. The number for March is #9. According to my UFO list, that is either my quilt from American Patchwork and Quilting magazine or my Hand Me Downs quilt. I best get it pulled out…the UFO completion marches on.