Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tumblers continued....

I don't have enough free wall space to have a design wall, so I often hang my pieced quilt tops and bottoms on my curtains in my sewing room.  My curtains are a think white linen that let in a lot of light (it also helps that those windows face south).  I love how the quilt tops look with the light shining through.  They remind me of stain glass windows and brighten my sewing room.

I need to get one of these handy tools called a Kwik Klip.  It makes it easy to close the safety pins when basting your quilt and saves you all the heartache of being stuck.  I always say I am going to be more careful the next time I pin a quilt and it never fails, I end up sticking myself more than once and scratching my nails.

I heavily pinned the quilt sandwich, but I made sure to pin where I wasn't planning on stitching.  That way I didn't have to worry about removing pins while I stitched.  I had my hubby help me remove pins and refasten them after all the stitching was complete.

On a side note, I would like to mention that I had originally planned to have Rain Drops Navy - Catch of the Day by Hoodie in the mix.  After looking at all the pieces set out, I realized that the navy was just too dark for this quilt and really took away from the aqua and teals.

I chose Little Apples - Lollipop and White Linen Sweater Check by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics for the backing.  I think it is perfect for this quilt.

Stitching is all finished and now off to work on the binding.  Stay tuned for the finished quilt.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That is gorgeous. I love the last photo with the quilt on your machine and the backing peeking out from the roll. You're right. It is completely perfect for this quilt!

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I am glad you like it. I should have the final picture up in a day or two as long as the weather cooperates!

  2. This is really cool - nice job!

  3. Love the colors. Wish you were close. I have one of those tools I tried to use once and hated. It was one of those things I thought I had to have. Now I have an HQ16 and don't baste quilts anymore.

    Nice blog!

  4. Nice quilt, also it doesn't look like your using the curved safety pins, they make a big difference in pinning a quilt.

  5. Found you through Sew Many Way Linky Party. I'm in love with this quilt. It is stunning!!! So glad I found your beautiful blog.

    Karen @ Dixieland Crafts


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