06 February 2011

quick or slow cutting ...

Thank you for all the tumbler love. There was a big vote for the traditional (checkerboard) layout, and that's what I ended up using. I will keep the idea of the other layout, and hopefully play with it some more later on.

These new tumblers are a slightly different shape from the ones I have made previous with my plastic template. I think the Go cutter makes it easier to cut a number of tumblers quicker, and that the plastic template is better for fuzzy cutting.

I had a few (precious) fuzzy cut by hand Heather Ross tumblers in my drawers. They were sewn together in a 7 by 7 panel:


The plastic template makes fuzzy cutting a lot easier than the Go cutter. So for a small project I might still want to do that.


Just love how the corners so easily comes together on these tumbler shapes. The trick is to alternate ironing the seam allowance in and out.


As you can see, it's easy to get carried away with these fun shape. Once you have cut the patches, the rest is a lot of fun...

Wish you all a lovely Sunday. I might have some quilting to do...

; )

15 comments:

Kerry said...

traditional looks lovely and the HR fussy cuts are perfect, really pretty!

Merete said...

Kjempefint teppe, spreke farger :o) Jeg ønsker meg en Accuquilt!!!!!!!!

nicolette said...

ohhh you have a baby Go cutter! Love those tumbler blocks and the lay out of both fabrics!

Stephanie said...

Love your tumblers, especially the sweet prints with the dogs and little girls.

pinsandneedles said...

Very cute! Love the fussy cute blocks♥ Do you have a picture of the back...the way you ironed the seams? Thanks!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love the yellow and red with touches of turquoise here and there. Really fun. I have a friend with both sizes of the cutter. She waid I could use it any time (how nice to have generous friends, huh?) and I think a tumbler quilt looks really fun.

Deborah said...

I love them!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I like the Heather Ross motifs, but the red tumbler quilt is stunning. And your piecing looks so perfect!

liz said...

I never really liked this block ,,,before I saw yours. So good. I am tempted. Thanks.

wishes, true and kind said...

Love your tumbler quilts, which reminds me that I've always wanted to make one!

Nifty Quilts said...

Both of these quilts look so good! You have a very fun stash of fabrics, modern and fresh.

Evelyn said...

Oh, I love it! You have such a great eye for color! I'm always amazed at what you come up with.

Brooke said...

You are so right that the tumbler pattern is a perfect opportunity to fussy cut. I've never thought of it, but I love how yours looks! I'm saving a stack of 5" squares to make my own first tumbler. Sure wish I had the Go Cutter, but even so, am looking forward to doing it the old fashioned way!

Anne said...

Jeg har også veldig lyst på Accuquilt. Og ser veldig at det er vanskelig å stoppe kuttingen når man først kommer i siget. Det resulterte i hvertfall i glade quilter hos deg...
også er det godt da, å kunne kutte manuelt når stoffene / ideene krever det :)

sewkatiedid said...

I love the jungle gym print. I used it on the back of my butter block quilt. This is coming along nicely and so Spring.