The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including products from Aurifil.
Our December Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to make something Whimsical and Wonky. I knew just the project. Ever since I made the Improv Tumbler mini almost two years ago for the first MQG Swap I’ve wanted to make another.
I opted to make use my 10” stack of Bright Paisley Dot. I love the bright rainbow of color! I did all of my cutting with a rotary cutter and no ruler. I started by cutting the squares approximately in half, then I cut 2-3 tumbler blocks per piece. This gave me a colorful pile of wonky tumblers, each approximately 5” tall.
Then I worked on my design wall to set the rough layout. I pieced each row, making adjustments as necessary when they were too wonky. Then I attached the rows with smooth curves.
I walking foot quilted with smooth curves using Aurifil 50wt Light Lemon (#2110), similar to my joining seams, and machine bound with a light neutral. The backing was pieced from my Petting Zoo scraps. My 6-year-old daughter walked with me to the park this afternoon to be my quilt holder. We had a lovely, goofy time.
Updated to add: Whimsical and Wonky Improv Tumbler measures 40" x 38".
Happy New Year!
I'm linking up to Michelle's Beauties Pageant, Wendy's Peacock Party, and TGIFF with Anja.
P.S. This is my 31st blog post this month! Thank you for visiting!
Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl
What a bright and fun quilt. About how large did it finish?
Oh! I need to measure It's about 40" x 40"... though it's not square.
Its wonderful! I love the light binding with the brights; it really came together nicely. Fun that you could have a silly time with your daughter on the whimsical and wonky project photo shoot. Happy New Year!
Thank you, Kathleen. It does seem fitting that we were silly on our wonky photo shoot.
Anja @ Anja Quilts
I love it. Well done.
Thank you, Anja!
This is a really fun and a great use of this fabric.
Thank you, Lisa!
So pretty! I love how you did this, it really came out great!
Thank you, Pamela. Other than it shrinking up so much, I'm very pleased with it. :-)
I really love this. I may be inspired to try something like it.
Thank you, Gene. I'm so glad it inspires you. I would love to see your project if you end up trying it.
That's very effective. I've never made a tumbler quilt, but was considering one just a few weeks ago. Thank you for linking up to my Peacock Party.
I've never made a regular tumbler, but I've really had fun making my two improv tumblers. Thank you for hosting the Peacock Party!