Wow - its been a bit since I've posted here, sorry about that! Between being sick for a bit last week and life getting in the way I've been a little lax in my Blogging. I have however finally decided on what to do for a quilt for our little boy that is due in August - a flannel Tumbler quilt using my Accuquilt GO cutter. I'm still trying to find 'the quilt' to make for him but I can't decide on fabrics or the style of quilt I want to make so I'm going to make this Tumbler quilt as a start I've got something on the go for him at least!!! I really want to make a log cabin quilt but any time I think of trying to pick out THAT many fabrics it makes my head hurt so I guess I'm not ready for one of those yet!
My SIL picked up most of this fabric when she was in Lethbridge a few weeks ago and I've been trying to figure out what I could do with it for the little guy since I don't want to waste such awesome fabric on something just because.... Then it hit me - TUMBLERS!!! One of the biggest things that drew me to the Accuquilt was the big Tumbler die and now I have a sweet little project to try it out on!
I'm thinking I'm going to use the 5 fat quarters in the middle as the main body of the quilt (no its not going to be very big!!!) and I figure I can get 6 Tumblers from each fat quarter = 30 Tumblers.
I think the yellow fabric on the bottom will be a filler fabric and I'll just a few extra tumblers cut from that fabric to fill the space in between the fat quarter tumbler squares. I think I'll need between 6-10 of these yellow tumblers.
Finally I'm thinking I'll use the green fabric on the left to edge the entire top of the quilt for two reasons - to make it bigger and to help make it a little more cohesive. I may have to go out and get one or two more fat quarters or something to make the quilt top a little bigger if it seems too small when I start to lay it all out. Its really just a big work in progress right now!!
Finally this is a picture of my written down ramblings...!! I've got a ton of these little sheets of paper with my scribbles down for measurements, ideas, designs....anything like that. Maybe I should invest in a little note book or something?!
Hopefully I can slowly start on the cutting tomorrow and see how it might fit together with the fabric that I have. Who knows, I might have one or two other fabrics that might fit in that I have hanging around in my stash and if not a shopping I will go!!