|Tumbler Block Quilt|
For a very long time I stared at the stack of cut blocks. I cut them from one of my favorite fabric lines and looked at them for months. I finally decided to sew them together and after stringing 9 of them in a row I was exhausted. I made a total of 8 rows of 9 little blocks.
After stitching them together, I had the cutest little piece of fabric. Earlier in the year, I made my granddaughter a doll quilt and after looking at this, I decided it would make a fabulous doll quilt for the other granddaughter. After all, I couldn't possibly make something for one of the girls without doing the same for the other one.
I added an one-and-a-half-inch inside border out of ecru and a two-and-a-quarter-inch outer border from the fabric line as well. I had some leftover backing from a larger quilt I made using the 10" thimble ruler so I used that on the back of this mini-version. I also did some straight-line quilting on the diagonal for a nice contrast.
I think my granddaughter will love it. And on another note, I have grown tired of this fabric line. I purchased a fat-quarter pack that contained 35 pieces of the line and I also bought 5 yards of my favorites from this line. It's time to put the rest away for a very long time and move on to other pretty fabrics.