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!
P.S. This is my 31st blog post this month! Thank you for visiting!