What is a fifth of seven? No, it's not 1/35. Not today anyway.
It's this doll quilt! This one is the fifth of seven that I made and sent to Operation
- What did I name the quilt? Rough and Tumble
- Why? Because this was my first tumbler quilt and it went just a little bit rough for me. It wouldn't have, except that I am the kind of person who rushes in "where angels fear to tread." I have beginner's knowledge but expert's confidence sometimes. A tumbler quilt is made from a tumbler-shaped template, and then the pieces are to be sewn in rows, not columns!
- I was on vacation at the beach house when I made this; maybe I had drunk a tumbler of something before I sat down to my machine? I kept looking at my columns of sewn scraps, thinking, "Now how am I supposed to sew those zig-zagged things together neatly?" My solution? Don't! Instead I treated them to the applique method. Hey, it worked, and I kind of like the outcome.
- Who will receive this quilt? Some little girl in a foreign country.
- What inspired the fabric choices? Bright scraps from my stash.
- Which fabrics were Barbara's? The fruit, the purple floral, the blue mosaic, the girly accessories, the binding, the Eeyore backing.
What is the name of pattern? Tumbler (with my "adaptation").
- What did I learn from making it? How not to make a true tumbler quilt.
- When did I start the quilt and when did I finish it? August and September, 2014.