Throwback Thursday ~ Tumbers

I love tumbler quilts and have made a whole bunch of them! I thought it might be fun to look back at a few of them. If you would like to make your own, I have a  Tumbler Tutorial here.

This first one was a baby quilt made for a coworker.


This one was a Quilt of Valor.


This was a wedding gift.


This miniature was made a LONG time ago out of vintage fabrics.

E-Bay 9-27-07 023

I made this one out of all Denyse Schmidt fabrics and gave it to my niece for her high school graduation.

Blog 012

Wow, bad picture here! This was another baby gift.


And while it looks much bigger than the photo above, this is another miniature made with scrappy tumblers sent to me by a friend.


I have tumblers cut for yet another quilt.


One of these days, I’ll get to it!

have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
This entry was posted in Throwback Thursday, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Throwback Thursday ~ Tumbers

  1. You must clearly have one of those GO! or other die cutters. Cutting shapes like tumblers is a lot of trouble, especially in lots of different sizes time you’ve done, unless you have something like that. If you have to trace the shape and cut it with scissors from lots of different fabrics for a scrappy quilt, it will take forever! Even if you have a template you can use with a rotary cutter, you pretty much can’t cut more than four layers at the most at once.
    I’ve only made one tumbler quilt, and it was from a “kit” of scrappy tumblers cut by a quilt store which cut a whole bunch of them and gave them to us at a retreat. I enjoyed making it and like the quilt, I just can’t see creating the pieces to ever make one myself!

  2. Connie Wegner says:

    I’ve made several tumbler quilts too. What a great baby quilt they make. This is my go to die for using up scraps.

  3. Janet O. says:

    I love tumbler quilts. Thanks for the fun display. Makes me want to go make another one. : )

  4. Sue B says:

    These are great Katy. I bought that tumbler die & plan to make a scrappy QOV first, now you’ve got me ready to get going!

  5. I’ve never tried this pattern/shape. I think I’ll have to check out your tutorial.

  6. Sandi says:

    Cindy Blackbergs stampers. Sorry.

  7. Sandi says:

    I love all you tumbler quilts!! I’m making one too, it’s going to be a queen size for my bed. I’m using Cindy Blackbergs stammers and I hand piecing. It’s all scrappy too. I’m really enjoying this project, one of many. 😊 Have a great weekend. Hugs,

  8. Wonderful tumblers! Such a rewarding little shape!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s