Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Long Time Gone

I've been absent from my blog for a bit. Just busy with work, Thanksgiving (we had 21 at my house) and life. But I haven't been idle in the sewing room so here's what's been going on.
I recently blogged that I got an Accuquilt Go and I've been playing with it but decided I needed to really get a project going. One of the dies I bought was the tumbler so I got out all the bits and left over pieces from quilts of Christmases past and started cutting tumblers, which took me all of 45 minutes for a good size lap quilt.  

It went together as easy as anything. Perfect pieces go together like butta and make perfect intersections. All this fabric is from my stash, even the backing, which I pieced. I'm loving pieced backings lately. This took me very little time to put together and got it back from my quilter today so on to binding, also from my stash. I'm on a stash busting mission! I'll post a finished picture soon.

I have a lot of Thanksgiving pictures I could post, like the kitchen island with the 7 pies on it, but this is my favorite picture of my youngest grandson that day. Can you say Tom Cruise and Risky Business?


  1. Ah, you cut all those blocks super fast and then they want to be put together.

  2. I love tumbler blocks. I have a tumbler quilt all set, I just need to quilt it. They do go to together fast and they are fun! Love the little pic! So cute! Looks like he' KU fan! Me too!

  3. What a fun Christmas quilt!

    A cute picture and one that I am sure he will love in about 12 years.

  4. Tumbler . . . . that's on my 'one of these days' list *s* Love it!

  5. I've not been tempted to seriously look at the Accuquilt Go until I read your simple description of how quickly and accurately you're making a quilt top.

  6. I love this picture! It makes me smile. Like your tumbler blocks. I too have bought a Go and some of the dies. Cutting is quick for sure.

  7. I've been looking at the Go! Cutter but I'm not sure how much I'll use it, because I rarely make the same quilt more than once, but you make it sound so good! You'll have to let me know how it goes!

  8. Is the picture of your grandson in your home? It's a beautiful home. I love the crock in the corner with rolled up quilts in it.


I pray that risen from the dead,
In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.