Monday, October 24, 2011

Since it's Design Wall Monday over at Patchwork Times I figured I'd show what's on my wall again this week. Not much has changed on the wall since I posted last Tuesday but I do have a bit more of the small tumblers in progress.

45 more of these 3.5" tumblers for the border are half done.  They would have been all done if I would have sewn them right the first time.  As I was zipping right along the other day I was down to about the last 8 tumblers....and realized .... I was sewing them all wrong.  I had put the split tumbler on upside down!!  Soooo I spent the next hour or two froggin'!  And re-sewing the first side.

This is how I'm bordering the tumblers along the edge of the quilt and the border strip.   I fold the border  tumbler in half lengthwise and press the fold...then slide my scissors into the fold and cut it in half.   One half goes on the right side and the other half on the left.  Super easy and no waste.

Now I'm going out to watch the guys pour our new driveway.  We are replacing our old cracked and broken cement porch and driveway this week.  I'ts been very interesting to watch the guys tearing up and reforming the new.  One more week and we'll be able to put our car back in the garage.
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  1. I really like your quilt, especially how you are bordering it. I'm making a large tumbler quilt and have been fretting about the borders. I've seen where people just chop off the last tumbler and I really don't like that, but I also don't like the idea of binding such an uneven edge. This is perfect! Thanks

  2. Love you quilt! I have been thinking about a tumbler quilt and your quilt has made me want to do it even more!

  3. Fun quilt. I think tumblers are a great scrappy quilt and yours is really nice with the two sizes.


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