Design Wall Wednesday: December 5, 2018

This week the new project on the design wall is my Improv Tumbler that I'm making for my Island Batik Ambassador "Whimsical and Wonky" challenge this month. All of my fabrics are from the Paisley Dot Brights 10" stack (provided to me by Island Batik). I'm going for a color wash effect. I was able to get all of my whole tumblers onto the wall. I have a pile of half tumblers that I will use to fill in the ends of each row and perhaps piece together to fill in if needed. These improv tumblers were cut freehand with a rotary cutter, without the use of a ruler or template.

I look forward to starting to get this one sewn together. It's shown on a 48" wide design wall, so I expect it will shrink up up around 36" wide.

Edited to add: A little more on this project can be found in this earlier post. And it's based on my Improv Tumbler Mini (which I miss).

What's on your design wall this week?

10 thoughts on “Design Wall Wednesday: December 5, 2018

    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Lissa. The batiks are a wonderful choice for color wash quilts. But I think my next improv tumbler project may be in solids. So many options!

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    1. sarah

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      No idea! I rarely have a plan when I start a quilt. We’ll see how I’m feeling as it gets pieced together. Maybe I’ll find a wall for it in my house. ;-) Thanks for visiting, Yvonne.

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  1. Johanna

    I can't wait to see how this turns out! So far, I love the idea, though if I do it, I will use mostly blues. I have moved to Sacramento County and miss my quilting friends. I need to get quilting again.

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Johanna. There are many guilds up in the Sacramento area. Have you found out which are neat enough for you to visit?

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  2. Anja @ Anja Quilts

    The layout looks great. I'm intrigued by the fact that you improv cut them. Can't wait to see how it progresses.

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  3. Kathleen McCormick

    That looks great on the design wall, and somehow very colorwash-y. I was playing with some more structured, fractured things the other day and look forward to seeing how this comes together!

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    1. sarah

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      Thank you, Kathleen. I've long admired color wash quilts and it's been fun to work on a couple this year. Your projects sound interesting. Have fun!

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