Some finishes

Four bindings finished and quilts laundered.  Woohoo!  Tumbler on the left started with over-cuts from Mourning Jules but what a different look.  I am naming this quilt “The Importance of Yellow!”  Tumbler on the right just made from scraps I cut when I have a 3.5″ strip of something left over.

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Kaleidoscope front and back…

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and fish quilt.  I am making another like this with color placement a little better planned.  When I sewed the strips on this first one I did not take into consideration that the long strips needed to alternate direction vertically and horizontally every other block.  I just picked border colors I liked with each fish patch.  I’m taking a more planned approach with the next one.  However, this one is still colorful and happy and I love the striped binding.

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About quiltfever

I retired in 2004 and have never missed the 8-5 grind even for a minute. Now I spend my time reading, traveling, quilting and trying to learn new things like Spanish and blogging.
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8 Responses to Some finishes

  1. All lovely! And where are these four going?

  2. liz says:

    I am a new fan of tumblers. Yours are great. What is their finished size. Particularly like the backings. You must be quilting day and night…

  3. Lisa says:

    Oh my you have been busy! They look great, and I’m wondering where they are headed too.

  4. Annie says:

    during a lecture many years ago Marsha McCloskey said “be sure to add yellow to every quilt. It gives the eyes a place to stop and rest”. I love the tumbler and super love the backings. I am a big fan of a pieced back. Did you slice the leftover blocks and add them in?? They are super interesting.

  5. debmoyes says:

    You are a busy bee! I wish I had time to quilt, but pretty soon….

  6. Carol says:

    WOW Carol – are you getting any sleep – this is an amazing amount of work – and they all turned out so well. I too want to know where they are going. I sure do like that Kaleidoscope pattern and yours is so pretty in those subtle colors. The two pieced strips on the back are wonderful – very nice touch.

  7. Auntie Em says:

    How satisfying to finish so many projects! I love the tumbler quilts. It’s a great idea to cut the tumbler units as you work on other projects.

  8. Ruth Gilliland says:

    The Importance of Yellow is a great name. Poetic – like your quilts. I love the Kaleidoscope – and I saw in the photograph the different circles you tried to show me in person. I guess a picture is worth a lot!

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