Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tumbler Quilt tutorial

easy patchwork quilt tutorial beginner level
 Today is my turn to share a new project as part of the Riley Blake Design Team.
For this tutorial, I am teaching how to make a 'tumbler' quilt - a fun variation on traditional patchwork. I used Lori Holt's Large "Thimble" ruler as my template. (You can see more of Lori's cool ruler shapes here.)
The fabric for this quilt comes from Deena Rutter's new collection So Happy Together.  The whole collection is cheerful and spring-y, but I'm especially in love with the little houses and the hexagons. SO cute! I love other cute details like the pin-stripes made of little dots. Love everything about it, really.
The quilting was done freehand by Melissa Kelley, which makes the quilt even better. I love how the cabbage roses pop and make the finished quilt even more fresh and spring-like.
Can you tell we're anxious for spring around here? Don't let these pictures fool you. It was cold and windy while I was trying to photograph the quilt. This is the best picture I got of the whole thing, since most of the time it was whipping back and forth in the wind.



And speaking of Riley Blake there are still a few spots available at the Riley Blake Fabric Fest. I may be teaching an additional class that week possibly involving Union Jacks - so stay tuned!

17 comments:

carla said...

Hi!!! Beautiful quilt!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

Rosa said...

It`s absolutely gorgeous.Thanks for the tutorial!!

LynCC said...

How cool! Giant tumblers. Love it. :D

trish said...

What an adorable quilt Amy! I love all Lori's rulers! So clever that girl! :o)
Those little houses make my heart sing too. I am heading over to the tutorial now.

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable Amy -- I love it. What a perfect quilt to show off cute patterned fabrics!

Simple Simon & Co said...

Amy,

THis quilt is so lovely! You are absolutely amazing!!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Such a cute quilt--very cheery and springy.

Nedra said...

Very Cute, Amy! I love Lori's new rulers!

Melissa Corry said...

So cute Amy!!! I wish it would warm up too :) You look outside and see the sun and think it will be warm, then you get out there and brrr!

Lori Holt said...

Awwww....so cute Amy!!! Thanks for using my ruler...You're so awesome:)
I wish it was warm enough to lay out on that cute quilt and daydream.

Funky Kim said...

A Union Jack class as well? You know my class issues already! And you're adding to them! LOL

Nanette Merrill said...

I want this quilt!! That fabric is awesome. My favorites are your favorites.

Millie said...

Thanks Amy, the fabric is beautiful.

Helen L said...

Love your tumbler quilt!!

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, big tumbles, very nice

Judy said...

What a bright, cheery quilt!

Lindy said...

It looks just wonderful, I would love to buy this ruler. Even thought you said it was windy you go a great picture.