Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tumbler Quilt

Tumbler quilt made out of Civil War reproductions fabrics.  812 pieces...but who was counting :)


Neicee said...

Gorgeous! I just love a tumbler...Its my favorite.

pattas said...

Beautifully made quilt.. How long did it take you??

Celtic Heart said...

Thanks Neicee...I've been meaning to make one of these for years but when I saw my friend Jane's tumbler, I just had to get started on it. Pattas- I used an acrylic template to cut the pieces so that part actually went pretty fast. I had a drawer full of Civil War fat quarters I wanted to use up. I had been on the Keepsake Quilting Civil War reproduction fabric "medley of the month" for about two years and had a pretty good variety of them.....The slowest part was laying out all the pieces (812 of them)on the sewing room floor and figuring out which to put where. I wasn't about to obsess over it. My only guideline was 1) Random and 2) No two colors touching each other...next to was okay but not sewn together to each other...hope that makes sense to you. The cat helped by rolling around on the pieces or running across and sending them flying :) The actual sewing wasn't too bad either. I'd rough pin the rows and do as close to chain piecing as I could on each row. Iron it and then lay it out on the floor again. When I have a quilt project like this I pin a piece of paper with the row number on it so I don't have to waste time figuring out where the heck that row went all over again.