Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mini Tumbler

Last Sunday I opened my closet to grab fabrics for a project I had in my mind to sew. I ended up with fabrics for a completely other quilt from the one I had in mind. (That happens to me more often ;-).

Weeks ago I saw this awesome mini tumbler on Lea's blog. I love it so much. She was inspired by Kathie, and so do I.

Well, when I opened my – still neat ;-) - closet for fabrics, my eye already moved to cut tumblers given by Dawn and Kathie.

Hé, that's easy. I only had to put them together, and I was distracted…

So on a pretty rainy Sunday I sewed them together, quilted and bound it. Before bedtime it was finished! Yeah maybe that's why I like minis so much.






-Finished size: 12,5 x 9,5 inch (32 x 24 cm.)
-Fabrics: 100% cotton
-Batting: 100% cotton. (I wish I know which one. It's a sample Bonnie sent me years ago. It is so thin and easy to quilt.)
-Machine pieced
-Hand quilted

33 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

For the quilting, did you "just" do horizontal rows above the base of the tumblers?

Just wondering - I am doing mine stitch in the ditch.

May Kristin said...

I can see why you love mini's! It's a cute little quilt!

tami said...

I love that quilt. I have that on my list of "to do" mini's as well. I doubt if I will get mine done in a day though.

Patty said...

That is so precious! I've been wondering what you have been up to!

Catherine said...

What a fabulous mini!

Cascade Lily said...

Lucy it's gorgeous - and fast too! Gotta love that!

Bea said...

A beautiful work! You´ve made the best out of a rainy day!

andsewitis Holly said...

Charming little quilt. I like all your minis.

canquilt said...

The tumber quilt is adorable. I still need to tackle my tumbler quilt. At least I have all of them cut.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh gosh how cuteamous!!!

Hedgehog said...

What an adorable little quilt! It looks like candy to me!

~Joan said...

Cute as can be, Lucy. It will look great on your quilt wall!

~Joan

Moorea said...

Sweet mini. It looks fun to make. It is on my quilts-to-do list! Will you put it with Faithy?

Lily Boot said...

I just love your mini quilts - I straight away pictured your lovely wall of mini quilts and this one will be perfect! I have admired the tumblers on Kathi's banner for ages too - but kept thinking ooooh time consuming. Now I shall try a mini one like yours!

de vliegende koe said...

A very sweet and cheerful mini quilt Lucy!
Never made a mini, I will put it on my wish-list!

Lea said...

Absolutely marvelous!
I love your quilting too. It's very plain but add charming character into this quilt.
Great work, Lucy!

Liberty Star Farm said...

Very sweet! I know this quilt is hiding in my scrap basket. I love little quilts because they work up so quickly.

Annemiek said...

Hartstikke leuk quiltje! En idd afgelopen zondag was een prima dag om te "prullen" zoals wij dat noemen. Ben overigens nog steeds wel heel erg nieuwsgierig naar je "paarse" project!

Marilyn R said...

Love your sweet tumbler quilt! That type of quilt is on my list of quilts to make.

La Tea Dah said...

A beautiful mini quilt, Lucy. What a perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon!

I'm so glad you shared the fruits of your labor with us!

LaTeaDah

Wendy said...

Oh how I love the mini's so much. Did you hand sew these or by machine? Just wondering if that can be done by machine. I'd like to try it.

Dawn said...

I LOVE it! But you knew that!

FabricMom said...

Very Beautiful great job.

Karen said...

Oh, my goodness. What a great day's work! You did it so fast.

julieQ said...

Oh for cute! Love it, Lucy!

Heidi said...

Wonderful little tumbler quilt. I am making a large tumbler right now but love it in the miniature version.

Groetjes and hugs ~
Heidi

Christine said...

A lovely little quilt. I have some on those fabrics in my stash.

Patty said...

Love it!! Cutest mini quilt!
What size are your tumblers before you sewed them together? Did you have a pattern? This is on my to do list.

Claudia said...

Lovely! Only a day, I'm not able to choose the fabrics in only a day!
A very beautiful work.
Claudia

touteclaire said...

dear Lucy
I come every day for read you and your blog give me a lot of inspiration
sorry for my english I'm french
thank you so much for all

Michelle said...

Love the little quilt. I've just come across your blog and spent way too much time reading, but I very much enjoyed it!

Bonnie said...

This little tumbler quilt is so you! Because they are small,they look like thimbles! It could be a thimble quilt!

Bonnie

Vero M said...

Oh !! I love love your mini quilt and I think it's gonna inspire me :-))
Véronique from Paris, France