Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Scrappy Quilt

For my second quilt entry into the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival, I was hoping to be able to share my finished Red, Black and White Tumbler quilt.  But sadly, it is not ready to be revealed yet so you will have to just enjoy seeing the colorwash one I finished up a few months ago.

I started by cutting a bunch of my scraps into a 3.5" tumbler shape.  I wanted to play with points of light in a colorwash scrap quilt.  I had never sewn with tumblers before and I have to say, they are now a favorite of mine!


 Here is the finished quilt.  I worked mainly in green, blues and purples - grouping all the lights into one single area.




 When viewed up close, you can see I used all sorts of scraps.  It was a great exercise to see how different fabrics would change depending on where they were placed in the quilt.




I had a lot of fun with the quilting too. 
 I did change the color of thread depending on where I was quilting.   



And some old stash fabric was used on the backing.  I love quilts made from scraps!

This one is being entered in the Scrappy Quilt category.  If this is your first visit, I love to share lots of ideas for using scraps on my Scrap-A-Palooza page.  You will find all sorts of inspiration there!

I have also entered my Bamboo Shoots quilt in the Original Design category.  I can't wait to find some time with a cup of tea and my tablet to just look at all the eye candy out there!






The event will run September 19th through September 31st.  Check out AmysCreativeSide to view all the beautiful quilts linked up. There are lots of categories filled with inspiration!







Here are some links to quilt entries from past events.


Fall 2015: ROYGBIV Circles
Fall 2015: Scrappy Pineapple
Spring 2015: Rainbow 9 Patch
Spring 2015: Life is a Highway
Fall 2014: Wiggle Time
Fall 2014: Vertical Scraps

Spring 2014: Appliqued Flowers
Spring 2014: Geese Migration

Fall 2013: Star Surround

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42 comments:

Jan A. said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors. I may need to try tumblers.

Teje said...

Hi Cynthia! This is really fantastic quilt! My favourite colour mixing and the simple pattern is great to show the special colour layout! x Teje

Jasmine said...

This quilt is still a favorite of mine. I could look at it again and again. I think I may need to make a tumbler quilt.

Vera said...

Oh my fav! Love it!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

This is a favorite of mine, too! Such amazing color! I got myself a tumbler template for cutting scraps and have been experimenting with sewing them together, but having trouble getting the top and bottom edges to match up. I know I must need to adjust how I line the two pieces up before stitching. Any suggestions?!

Rike Busch said...

A wonderful quilt and a fantastic arrangement of the fabrics.

Ariane said...

I love this quilt. It's amazingly beautiful. The colours are amazing.

Lena Pugacheva said...

That's a beautiful watercolor effect! And the tumbler shapes create a totally different look from squares or hexagons. It must give a fresh breezy feel to any room))

Lara B. said...

The beautiful effect you created with your color wash of tumblers is so wonderful Cyndy! Good luck in the Quilt festival!

Debbie said...

Super job creating a colorwash!!!!I am very impressed with this:)

Jo said...

Lovely colourwash. Pretty colours

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am heavily biased, but I love this quilt. The colorwash and colors are just so spot on. A perfect entry for the festival!

fatcat said...

This is a gorgeous quilt. I love it!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

It's so striking.

margaret said...

your wuilt looks beauitful, must have a go with tumblers have the template so no excuse!

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful! Colours I love and a simple shape - perfect, best of luck with your entries.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the colorwash. So striking and fresh.

Quilting Babcia said...

First time I've seen a tumbler colorwash - and you nailed it! Gorgeous quilt!

Paige said...

Your tumbler colorwash is beautiful! I've never made a tumbler quilt or a colorwash quilt. Good luck in the BQF!

KMSC said...

Wow, I love your tumbler quilt! Great inspiration!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Beautiful!

Laura @ Prairie Sewn Studios said...

Lovely quilt! I've never sewn with tumblers either, but they look fun. And a great way to play with scraps!

a maidenhair fern said...

Oh my word! this quilt is so cool. beautiful finish!

Debbie said...

oh this is really lovely! My colors for sure!!

katyquilts.net said...

Just love this. Thanks for sharing your process. I think I will do something similar with a stack of tumblers I have cut out.

Peaches1003 said...

Oh wow!! Just love this. What a great effect. I want to make one now. Good luck with the festival

Sewmotion said...

Such a beautiful use of colour, nice work :)

knitspinquilt said...

Wow. That makes me want to make a tumbler quilt, too, it's just plain inspiring!

Nancy J said...

Wonderful placement of your scraps, and it is beautiful.

Kate said...

I remember this one. It's gorgeous. I love the color wash with the cool colors.

carie @ space for the butterflies said...

oh that quilt has a beautiful flow to it, your evey just ripples over it - absolutely gorgeous!

Jen said...

I love this quilt. The colors and your placement must have taken you forever to achieve this effect. It reminds me of the ocean. Great job!

Jayne said...

I am so happy to see this one entered in the festival!!! I love it even more than the first time I saw it! I want to make one Cynthia...darn you! Guess I better get a tumbler ruler!!

canuckquilter said...

This quilt just glows. You've made me want to try a colorwash quilt, which I've never been inclined to before.

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

Gorgeous! Tumblers are fun! The color placement is perfect!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Lovely!

mangozz said...

What a gorgeous quilt! My favorite colors too.

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

I like how you blended the colours and the quilting!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Beautiful quilt. The tumbler block really works well for the watercolor effect. Congrats on the Viewer's Choice nomination. Off to vote.

Amy Gerlich said...

Good luck, you have my vote!
Such a beautiful job you have done on this!!
Love it! The back is awesome, too!

shaka said...

These luscious colors make me want to jump in, like it's a deep pool. Beautiful!

Jayne said...

Congratulations! I am so thrilled that this one won the BQF Srappy category!