Monday, May 30, 2011

Baby Boy Quilt Designing

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!!


  1. It's going to be a lovely quilt! I even keep a notepad by my bed because I get ideas when I sleep!


  2. It is going to be a wonderful and cozy quilt.

  3. Thanks Ladies! I'm in the process of cutting the tumblers right now and its super cute!! I'm not going to make it as big as I thought I would because I've decided to do a pattern rather than random tumbler placement but I think it will still be a good size.
    Hopefully I can post the progress later today!


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