Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top sewn............

The last three seams are sewn!  I got a little truer color in the photo this time but it still doesn't show the richness of the darkest colors.  It ended up 61" x 84" after trimming the sides.  I found another piece of flannel for the back, a half width left over from the backing of another quilt.
My design wall is almost 7' tall and I'm just a little over 5' tall so it was a real stretch to get it pinned up that high.  I usually turn the quilts sideways and pin them to the wall for the photography and just rotate the photo.

If you go back to yesterday's post you can see the side edges that needed to be trimmed.

I started this quilt on February 7th, cutting the tumblers with my Accuquilt Studio die cutter.  The tumblers are 3" and 6" finished size.  Flannel is linty  so I wanted to finish cutting and sewing in short order so I could clean up the studio.  

I'm linking to Scraptastic Tuesday.  Check out all of the other scrappy projects.


Pictured below are some of the quilts that created the scraps for this quilt.

16 comments:

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

A great finish!!! Some how I managed to skip the flannel (fabric) phase of quilt making and only use it as a backing.... for baby or snuggle throws..... All those flannel quilts are just lovely!!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Simply gorgeous!

Quiltdivajulie said...

p.s. I like the way you showed photos of the quilts that generated the scraps for your current beauty.

Hedy Hahn said...

Love your quilt top, the colors are very vibrant. I'm still not a flannel person but your quilts are gorgeous.

Sharon W. said...

Outstanding, especially in your capturing of the colors. Comparing today's photo with yesterday's really shows the difference. PS: did all those "generator" quilts come after you acquired the accuquilt cutter?

patty a. said...

The way you used the two sizes and the way you arranged them made for a very cool quilt! My design wall is 8" and I am 5'2" so I have a nice step stool/ladder with wide foot rests that I use to reach the top of my wall.

Melinda Hirsch said...

These are absolutely fascinating and intriguing. As I said before, in my wildest dreams I couldn't work in these colors, but the combinations and piecings in all of these quilts ---beautiful and inspiring!!!

Alice Turcotte said...

Wow that's a great quilt. And WOW on all the quilts that came before.

Robby H. said...

Those different sizes of the repeating shape really add interest. And how fun to see the 'mother quilts' that were these source of much of this one.

Sylvia Anderson said...

You may be small Wanda, but definitely mighty! I am not a fan of tumblers, but this one appeals to me. Hope you are enjoying this weather, especially with what's forcasted for the weekend. We will be in Elkhorn visiting friends and the guys are looking forward to be able to go to the range and do some shooting. Who would have thought that in February, it would be warm enough to do that.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love this, Wanda. The scraps made the best quilt!

JJM said...

Love todays post Wanda, your tumblers, tumbled into a fantastic design. Just beautiful ! Enjoyed seeing the quilts that you created and then to used the scraps from them for the Tumblers.

JJM

Still waiting for our snow to melt... sunshine but the temps went back to the 30's so it is slow melting.

Charlotta said...

Wonderful result! How many more quilts will you be able to make before you'll be all done with those flannels?

Nicky said...

How fabulous to know where your scraps all came from! The one quilt that connects all the others. Thanks for linking up with #scraptastictuesday

Needled Mom said...

It's no wonder it is so pretty with all of those gorgeous quilt scraps producing the fabrics.

Vicki W said...

Yep, I need to do a tumbler mix quilt like this too. Just alternating the sizes of the tumblers makes so much difference!