Monday, 16 December 2013

Musical Tumbler Quilt

Back in the summer I was catching up on blogs when I came across Lynne's Vinyl Quilt and I knew immediately that I would have to get some of the fabric: our friends were expecting a baby and the Dad-to-be and my husband love their music so it seemed appropriate to make a music themed baby quilt. It might also mean that the quilt would be useful way beyond the baby years!
Musical Tumbler Quilt
Musical Tumbler Quilt by fabricandflowersuk
I got four prints from the orange colourway and added in three blender fabrics. I have to confess, I wasn't sure of the orange and brown but I think they help to balance out the busyness of the novelty prints! I went with a giant tumbler block, making up a template measuring 9" across the bottom, 5" across the top and 8.5" high.
Musical Tumbler Quilt
Musical Tumbler Quilt by fabricandflowersuk
It was my first time doing a tumbler block and after a bit of nerves on joining the first blocks and off-setting them to ensure that they sewed in a straight line I found it quick and easy to put together. Just a few hours to make a quilt top measuring around 46" square! I  kept the quilting really simple sewing 1/4" either side of each seam and backed it with the ever popular Ikea numbers fabric (although it was my first time using it!)
Musical Tumbler Quilt
Musical Tumbler Quilt by fabricandflowersuk
I bound it with the same green fabric that was used in the quilt to try and balance out the orange (which isn't quite as bright as these pictures indicate, but is still a strong colour), added a little label with the babies name and her date of birth and was ready to send off. Hopefully it will get lots of use in it's new home!

Sx

Todays sky ● mostly overcast and grey

3 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Tumblers and the numbers print - couldn't really go wrong (I will skirt over the brown issue!) x

pennydog said...

I think this is the best baby girl quilt I've seen in a long time. Guitars and an unexpected colour scheme. Pink stinks!

Lynne said...

This is beautiful. I think the colour scheme is lovely, and the guitars fabric is great! I hope it's new owner loves it.

Yesterday I started my first attempt at quilting; and whilst I've always been amazed at quilters skills, now I am even more amazed! All that precise cutting, and how on earth to fit all the fabric under the machine! I take my hat off to you!

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