Saturday, September 22, 2012

Little Tumbler Blocks!!

 Have I ever told you how much I love little pieces of scrap fabric?  To me it is not rubbish waiting to be thrown out, but a small, wonderful piece of possibility.  Also remember, your scraps cost the same as your stash.  With that said, I am always looking for ways to turn those scraps into something wonderful and useful.
 My darling daughter gave me "Quilt Savvy" for my birthday a few years ago.  What I love about this book is that the patterns lend themselves to scrap quilts.  Enter, all those little beauties that I stash away.
 I loved the look of this wonderful scrappy tumbler quilt.  The little thimble is tiny and that suits me well too.  I love tiny!!!!  (It's a mental condition which creates a lot of work for oneself!  Ha Ha) Anyway, I have been cutting tumblers and slowly working on this quilt - on and (more) off - for about three years now.  I recently pulled it out and have added quiet a few rows to it.
I trace the tumblers onto little scrap pieces of fabric and then stack them up to cut out when my son skypes us from college.  This way we can settle into a good chat and my hands are busy too!


  1. Yes, you are crazy...about little things! Hee2
    Your tiny tumbler quilt is absolutely adorable! You are making great strides on it! Love it!

  2. your tumbler is terrific! Your colors look great together.
    Pat came to our guild a couple of the years ago and had great scrap quilts.

  3. I love scraps of fabric too, not waste to me either. I would love to make a tiny tumbler quilt!