Monday, December 20, 2010

Finished: Fall Tumbler Quilt

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This one was REALLY hard for me to make myself finish once the Christmas decorations were out.   I did some super simple quilting along every other tumbler, and with a soft flannel back it gives it the weight and feel of a tied quilt.  I really like the feel of minimal quilting best for a "couch quilt".

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I’ve had a few questions about quilting with a flannel back, but I’ve really found very little difference between quilting with flannel or a cotton back.  The main difference is the quilt is a little thicker so using a walking foot is a MUST.  Also I do a little extra basting or use a basting spray to make up for the extra weight and tendency of the quilt to shift around while quilting.  Oh and the quilt will be cozier, warmer, and your family is more likely to use it… a major plus.

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I used the 6 1/2" Accuquilt tumbler die to make this quilt.  

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37 comments:

Michele said...

Cute!

Erin O. said...

What a great pattern. You have a great way of putting together fun colors!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wonderful couch quilt!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Love it! Such great colors. Really like it.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I made a scrappy Chritmas one for my DIL for Christmas and I love it. Going to have to make one for me!

Kristan Anne said...

Very cute! My mom just got her new tumbler die (the 3.5 in one) in for her Go! cutter. I can't wait to use it!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

This is gorgeous!!

Elsa said...

I've been wanting to make on these quilts. You've done such a wonderful job putting it all together! thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel Hauser said...

I second sparse quilting for couch quilts. So much more cozy.

Just One More Thing said...

Don't ask me how I arrived at your blog --I really don't know. I LOVE it though!! You have so many great tutorials and your quilts have a quirky edge to them--just awesome. One of my 2011 goals is to make a quilt. I'm thinking of foundation piecing --I don't seem to be a consistent cutter. Do you have any advice for me?

Jeanne W. said...

Love it!!!

Anita said...

I love it!

Wendy said...

I used to have a flannel backed quilt that my kids loved to drag around! Love those comfy, cozy, draggable quilts. This one is so bright and cheery - sure to be used & loved a lot.

Fine Hand said...

Oh my goodness! what a gorgeous quilt! You are inspiring me to try my hand at one..i just find it so intimidating..

momto2wasd said...

Looks great! I love flannel backed quilts--they are my favorite!

lifeinredshoes said...

Another winner!
And guess what? I still haven't worked up the courage to test drive my accuquilt:(

Becky said...

This is so beautiful! ohh... i want an accuquilt go!

Paige said...

Love that. Yet another reason why I'd love to have an Accuquilt Go!

PootleFlump said...

Love it! Im planning on getting into quilting soon so an accuquilt is on the top of my list!! I doubt I will ever make anything as lovely as yours but need to start somewhere! x x

Melissa said...

I love it, all of the colors are so perfect together! It would look great in my family room LOL!
Melissa

Barbra Joan said...

Fay I just found and joined your site a few days ago... I'm a watercolor artist but have quilting blood in my veins also.. and even have a few posted on my art site... so I'm loving your blog.. Thanks for sharing and some of your tutorials ,, I fell for the Marys wedding quilt. and circle one.. Keep going !! I'll be here.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Looks very snuggly-ish! Perfect for lounging on the couch with two sweet little boys I'm sure! Have a great Holiday! Jenn

Lee Ann said...

Loving the colors. And, wishing I had an Accuquilt. LOL. :-)

live a colorful life said...

the colors are fabulous! Warm and cozy...

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

SO gorgeous!!

LeeAnn said...

That turned out beautiful! I love using flannel as a backing. I have a denim/flannel quilt on the sofa right now. Love its warmth!

Alex Duenkel said...

Beautiful!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

I think it's beautiful and I completely agree that it's nicer for a lap blanket to have a little less quilting.... hand tied are great, soft and smooshy...

hugs
Julie

yenni said...

it's so colourful...^^

JCnNC said...

I am making an apple-core quilt and love the idea of flannel backing. Your quilt is so happy looking and will make a wonderful couch quilt. Thanks from Judy and www.shadetreequilting.com

Diane said...

This turned out lovely! I {heart} the colors!

Domini said...

I love the patchwork binding!! So awesome!

Sandra said...

I've made quite a few quilts with flannel backing and have never had a problem. I think part of the sucess is using only quilt shop quality flannel. Love the fabrics in your quilt!

Natalie said...

I wish I knew about all of these great modern fabric designers sooner. As much as I would like to recreate this quilt, many of those prints are not available.

I LOVE your color choices! the yellows, oranges, reds, blues, and browns look great together and the tumbler die cut is definitely one of my favorites. If I ever get an Accuquilt that's one of the first ones I will buy.

Patty said...

Really love your quilt. The scrappy binding is so perfect for this quilt. Since you backed with flannel do you still use batting?

Jess said...

Very nice! I need to try a flannel back soon...

Jess
Urban Patchwork

Jamie Lee said...

I just finished my own fall tumbler based on yours. I posted a photo on my blog:
www.thebusybeequiltshop.com
It turned out great! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

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