Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thimble Summer Tumbler Quilt Finished!!!!



The shaped edges 

I just treated myself & purchased these pillows last week. I found them last year but couldn't bare to pay the price. Ouch! So I've watched them in hopes of a sale or markdown & it finally happened last week!!! I was so happy. I bought two & they fit perfectly with the flow of our home. Cozy & eclectic.

I love how the quilt compliments the pillows. All of my favorite vantage colors together in one blanket. 

 Our walls are still unfinished & we still don't have a bookshelf built yet but the colors that we have throughout will stay the same. I really think the quilt helps to pull it all together. I know I have a quirky sense of style but I try to fill our home with things that bring a smile to our faces & cheerfulness to our home.

Crinkly goodness 

Just a sneak peek of what else I've been working on. I've been a quilting fool! Teehee! Can't wait to share these two little quilts with you very soon!

It's hard to believe that it's taken over a year to finish this quilt. It was my very first attempt at making my own pattern & I am so tickled with how it all came together. I didn't do any fancy cut outs on the back like I had originally planned. I wanted so badly to finish the back with giant fabric tickets to match the tickets on the fabric but sometimes I have to scale things down or I'll never get them done. I really wanted to finish this quilt up so I'll try my ticket idea on another project in the future. 

Tumbler quilts have been around for a long time. I still plan on offering this pattern in my shop in the very near future. Susannah of An Art Nest & I are teaming up to write the pattern.  It's a very simple quilt that I feel a beginner could make or a novice sewer would still find a fun project to whip up.

I'm starting to feel a little less nervouse when quilting these days. I'm learning to trust my instincts & have fun with the process. I've been watching some fellow bloggers getting ready for quilt market. I can't help but feel a little twinge in my heart. I think I'm starting to relaize what direction I want to take my art & creativity. Now I just need to do the work & figure out how to get from point A to point B. I'll share more very soon :) Hope you all are having a great week!

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Elissa said...

egads summer! just might be my favorite quilt.

you amaze me!

grendelskin said...

I'm with Elissa; you've taken the humble tumbler (hee, that nearly rhymes!) to a new level. Now I amy have to un-pick the one I'm working on so I can copycat you!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very lovely little quilt...It is unique...great job on it!

CitricSugar said...

It's just gorgeous! Love the shaped edges (and your little people toy collection. :0)

Margaret said...

love the modern interpretation of a traditional pattern.

Be sure to have a look at my blog :-)

Margaret Gunn

Leslie said...

this quilt is really great. i love the use of the tumblers in the border

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me, - I have not tried the tumbler block yet, but see that I must... soon :-) Lovely, summery quilt.

Mrs. Dixon said...

Congrats on finishing such a beautiful quilt! What an accomplishment!

straythreads said...

love the tumbler border!! wonderful quilt

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Ooh, I love this tumbler quilt pattern. Actually, it's the first tumbler pattern I've wanted so I'll be on the lookout for it's coming up for sale.

Anonymous said...

Those colors definitely make me think summer. Love it!

Natalie in Sparks said...

wow I love that! Your hard work really paid off!