All total there are 15 rows of 14 tumblers per row - thats 210 tumblers that I pieced together. I cut all the pieces on my Accuquilt with the help of my niece a few months ago and I couldn't imagine cutting them by hand. My hat is off to anyone that hand cuts tumblers or any shaped fabric pieces for that matter. I do straight strips with my ruler and have been accumulating a few Accuquilt dies along the way for any shapes I like or need!!! I tend to make mistakes with my ruler and that just leads to frustration.
|I need to stop taking nighttime pictures of my quilts - they always|
look yellow! I might retake a few pictures tomorrow with some
sunlight to give a proper view of the fabrics colors.
Its such a fun and cheery quilt! I cant wait to find some backing fabric, I think thats a 'next week' project and then I can get to quilting the top. I'm not sure if I want to keep it simple or actually attempt to machine quilt something. I've never machine quilted before but I wouldn't mind trying something on this quilt I just have no idea what would look good. I love the look of circles but I don't think that would go with the tumbler blocks. Maybe squiggles....outline quilting.....stippling.....??? I have no idea. Anyone have any suggestions?!
Its so nice to have the top done, its been a work in progress for a few months now and I can't wait to get it finished and onto the back of the couch so I can snuggle up under it while I watch TV or rock Baby C to sleep.