Ta da! Another tumbler quilt!
I sure do love the tumbler die! This is the large tumbler die for my Accuquilt Go! once again. I love, love, love it for doing seasonal quilts. It is so fast to put together, uses up odd pieces of fabric and it showcases larger prints without cutting them up too small. I thought about saving this for SewCalGal's Christmas Theme Blog Hop (which i am participating in) but there were a couple of tumbler quilts on her Halloween Hop so I thought that I would just show you this one and offer a different tutorial on my day.
This quilt will be a gift in a yearly drawing I do so hopefully who ever wins will like it!
I love this quilt because it is completely from my stash - top, backing, binding - everything - yey! I love using my stash!
I found that about 10 years ago, maybe less, it was all about building a stash and accumulating fabric for your stash. I read articles in quilting magazines about how to build a stash; and, many of us, me included, did just that - we built a mighty stash! Sigh!
Now, the big trend in articles and books and quilt shop clubs seems to be busting your stash, scrap quilts - and using pre-cuts like jelly rolls - but that's a whole different story LOL!
Why did this new trend start do you think? Is it the down-turn in the economy? Hmmm. . . maybe. Or, maybe, a lot of us looked at the hundreds, if not thousands, of yards of fabric that we have and realized that we would HAVE to make A LOT of quilts to use up our stash! I am seriously amazed, every time I pull a complete quilt completely out of my stash, at how little difference it seems to make. It seems like I own a nearly bottomless supply of fabric that I might never get through - odd predicament don't you think?
Don't get me wrong I get so happy when I pull a quilt completely out of my stash - but I feel like I should ALWAYS be pulling quilts out of my stash instead of buying some new and yummy fabrics. So, now when people ask me about building a stash, I tell them not to. I advise new quilters to buy for the project and not for the stash; because, at some point you will have to bust that stash. Thank goodness for things like the tumbler block to make it all come together!
So what do you do? Buy for the stash or bust the stash?