What I am working on…

I don’t know if it’s even fair to say that I am working one this tumbler quilt.  I started it months ago as my leader and ender project.  Then it got pushed aside…


Then a  few days ago when the power went out in the afternoon, I pulled it out and decided I wanted to get back at it and worked really hard to get it this far.   Then after working on for a day or two, it’s on the back burner again….but at least it’s simmering on that back burner.   Some other projects bumped it back to the lower priority status but I am at least back to sewing the tumbler blocks as leaders and enders.  I’ve heard the saying “slow and steady wins the race”.  I guess that’s where I am with the tumblers right now…slow and steady.

I want to add a little more spice to it.  So far I have been sewing the blocks together in a light dark pattern.  I want to throw in a few more odd balls in there.  The pinks and the light greens I have been using sometimes as dark and something a light…I think that adds a little more interest.  I cut tumblers and cut tumblers but I can tell I think I am going to need to cut more.  I had NO IDEA it would take so many.

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8 thoughts on “What I am working on…

  1. Crystal Karley

    I love your tumbler quilt. Though there is a little part near the bottom of your picture where the tumblers seem to line up. Dark on dark and light on on light for about 4 rows in the center. I am not sure if it is just how the it looks on my computer. But from your description it didn’t sound like you wanted that to happen. So I thought I would point it out. I hope you don’t mind. But other wise I think your quilt is going to look fantastic when it is done.

  2. Diane

    Oh It looks beautiful so far! I have been sewing some as L/Es but having a hard time deciding if I want to do like you, dark and light or if I want to do it where there are columns of darks and lights. Any way I do it, it will be great.
    If you are going to need more, I know I will too. Oh well I will see how far I can get with what I have.
    I’m ready for people to back to work around here so I can get in the sewing room! :)

  3. Nina-Marie

    Wow this is looking nice! I did a project like this where I took it out and work on it off and on over 5 years – finally when I got it done – what did I do? I started a new one LOL!! So you’re not the only one!

  4. Mary P in TX

    I love the scrappy energy in this quilt, and it’s nice to have a project you can pick up or put down any time without worrying about losing your place in the pattern.

  5. Gayle

    Your quilt is loooking great! I’ve only made this design as a miniature quilt and used paper piecing to do it. FUN!

  6. Sharron

    Wouldn’t have thought of a tumbler quilt as a leader and ender project – great idea!!

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