Friday, September 23, 2011

I Finally Finished the Tumbler!

I told you all that you were going to get sick of me posting finishes eventually LOL!  Well, here is another quilting skeleton done and bound and already wrapped around one of my children - yey!!

Here is the tumbler quilt that I cut out almost a year ago!  I cut the tumblers out, using my Accuquilt Go! in October of 2010 but then I got a little side-lined ;-)  I put the top together in February but then it just stayed as it was until now.

I pulled out the top and loaded it onto my frame and it was quilted in no time!

I used a 30 weight cotton Sulky Blendable thread in a variegated colour range top and bobbin and quilted the quilt quite loosely so that the brushed cottons would remain soft and cuddly.  It is a simple meander with loops added in for a bit of variety.  Again, since this is a throw I didn't want heavy quilting - I wanted this quilt soft.

What is absolutely great is that it is already being used - even as I write this and one of my sons has asked that it be on his bed tonight.  I don't know what better validation there can be for a new quilted project than someone laying claim to it right away.  It's just really nice!

Tomorrow I teach an Intro to Machine Quilting and that is always lots of fun!

Any quilty plans for the weekend?

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tarabu said...

I love tumblers - and this is just lovely!

Impera Magna said...

Your tumbler quilt is lovely... and how cool it was claimed immediately!


paulette said...

I love your tumbler quilt!! I can understand wanting to put it on a bed or wrap it around you...looks so cozy!!

susan said...

That is one quilt that is one my wish list. You are doing so well getting all those quilt tops quilted since you got your frame. I am still waiting for my girlfriends.

Dawn said...

This is so cute! I have a bunch of large tumblers cut already (I understand the getting sidelined!), I think I'll have to move these to the front burner and make mine up soon ~ You've inspired me :)

Sharon Pernes said...

What a great quilt. I love tumblers too and the Accuquilt makes it so easy!

Anna said...

is that the 6 inch tumbler? love it!