Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I Tumble for you Jack!

I recently finished a new little Halloween quilt top. **post publishing note - I forgot to change the year on my image bucket.  I really did just finish the top and start quilting the doll quilt :) **

Jack Tumbler

Diane of Butterfly Threads sent me a set of her tumbler templates.  Thanks Diane!  She manufactured these and they are great.


here is how my design progressed:



This is how I move my rows from the wall to the sewing machine.


If there is a way I can mess it up, I still do.   Ooops!


Here he is before pieced.  He shrunk quite a bit.


Here is a doll quilt I started in a car trip to the Vermont Quilt Show in 2012.  I'm hand quilting it and is my take along project.


Hope you have a great quilting week!

29 comments:

  1. Great pumpkin {Charlie Brown}! I just bought a tumbler template to make a scrap quilt. I might just have to re-think that. Hand quilting, I am so impressed!

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  2. Such a cute pumpkin Ms. Fun! I have yet to make a tumbler quilt -- maybe I'll do that next as a quick diversion before I start a more detailed project. They do look so fun!

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  3. Jack, is pretty darn cute. And I love the green backgrounds for your doll quilt!

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  4. What a fun jackolantern quilt!! Love the background on the doll quilt. Are you still hand quilting it? 2012? :)

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  5. Love your tumbler pumpkin! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Oh that pumpkin face!! I just move dot my to do list :). Love it!

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  7. Okay, I may be a bit biased, but that's the cutest pumpkin EVER!! I'm going to have to make one now!
    I am so glad you had fun with the templates!

    ps. This kinda made my whole day! :)

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  8. What a fun project for Halloween! I never would have thought to use tumblers for a Jack o'lantern.

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  9. Oh I have one o f those little tumbler babes--I just love your Tumbling Jack--very cute idea--hmmm, might I steal your idea--I think my grandbabes would like that one!! hugs, Julierose

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  10. Oh I have one o f those little tumbler babes--I just love your Tumbling Jack--very cute idea--hmmm, might I steal your idea--I think my grandbabes would like that one!! hugs, Julierose

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  11. Very cute idea for the pumpkin! Very creative. Love the little hexie quilt too. Very bright and fun.

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  12. How clever! Your tumbler pumpkin is delightful. What a wonderful fall accent.

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  13. Fancy thinking if a jack o lantern made from tumblers!! That's so clever! he looks wonderful with that big smiley face. Your dolls quilt is so lovely, I especially love the green backgrounds. When you say dolls quilt I wonder how big it is, it's hard to tell in photos sometimes.

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  14. That Jack is so cute!!! I never would have tought about using tumblers...but I love them. I have a bunch, but no orange. Great job!
    The hexies are so sweet, but you know I love the hexies right? All hexies, all sizes.
    Happy halloween

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  15. Aren't you clever with the tumbler template! and I love your little hexagons :)
    Hilda

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  16. Both quilts are very fun! It's fun to see all those darks and all those oranges together, making a happy Jack O. I love the doll quilt, especially with that top row having a different background.

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  17. I love the pumpkin. I also move pieces from one place to another on a ruler, which is OK until you tilt the ruler slightly, and they all fall off!

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  18. That is pumpkin funness for sure :-)
    Love the green ground on your little Hexie quilt too.
    All great fun!

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  19. The Great Pumpkin will be pleased to know you've made a quilt in his honor--he's terrific looking!

    Fun doll's quilt, too. I like how you purposely keep a hand project around; I need to learn to do that too.

    Elizabeth
    opquilt.com

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  20. The Great Pumpkin will be pleased to know you've made a quilt in his honor--he's terrific looking!

    Fun doll's quilt, too. I like how you purposely keep a hand project around; I need to learn to do that too.

    Elizabeth
    opquilt.com

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  21. love the pumpkin quilt. I don't usually warm up that much to Halloween quilts, but yours are so fun! Love it! Saw the doll quilt in progress and thought your color choices were awesome.

    Great work coming from the Conn. sewing room...lol! XOX

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  22. Your tumbler flag got me started on tumbler quilts....now you created a sweet Tumbler Pumpkin- How cute is that!!!!
    Love the colorful hexagon doll quilt!

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  23. Fun and innovative Jack!

    I love the greens for the backgrounds of the doll quilt, unusual and effective.

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  24. i must make a tumbler quilt one of these days~! your jack is quite fun and the flower garden piece is cute too. so different from one another but both are wonderful~!!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  25. Catchy title! What a bold choice for the background of your doll quilt - love it! I don't see the mistake on jack tumbler - very cute. I've yet to use my tumbler template. Happy stitching!

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  26. Your pumpkin is adorable! Love the hexagon doll quilt.

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  27. Now that's a unique use for the tumbler shape. Creative!

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