Those Troublesome Tumblers

Gosh, wasn’t March just the longest year?

I didn’t want to, but I decided I needed to tackle this “tumbler trauma”, as Wendy put it. I realized I didn’t want to have the print tumblers on the edges cut off.

So I cut more tumblers and cut them in half to add to the ends of each row.

Then I had to rip stitches at the end of each row.

Add the half tumblers.

Then it looked like this.

Time to restitch the ends of the rows.

That’s better!

I’ll add a narrow green border at the top and bottom as well.

This was a bit of a pain to do. But I never would have been happy if I hadn’t done this.

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!
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8 Responses to Those Troublesome Tumblers

  1. Zenia Rene says:

    I may just do this on my next tumbler quilt, or better yet, on tumbler quilts I make from this point forward, because I don’t like the waste…even though I don’t throw away the cut-offs.

  2. Genius solution to your tumbler edges, to make the prints float. I just love the bright prints with that specific green. What a find and you really are using it to such great effect!

  3. I really like your solution as the quilt seems “finished” now. Not only that but the added touch of green enhances the tumblers and I think I remember that you said you are adding a bit of green borders. Overall it seems to enhance the tumblers….so worth the extra work. Congratulations.

  4. Sue B says:

    Wow! That’s commitment Katy. Looks great, not sure I would have been that ambitious or patient.

  5. Quiltmouse says:

    I like that much better! Gives the illusion of the tumblers floating, a more focused effect.

  6. You tamed the trauma – I knew you would! It’s looking great!

  7. johannes123qqq says:

    This is better ! I agree Katy.
    You have patience and a good taste.
    Love ,Anneke

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