Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tumbler Aplenty…

Do you remember this quilt? 

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It was in the Sew Scrappy Magazine’s Fall 2010 issue.  I loved this quilt and of course it went on my ‘TO DO LIST’!!image

So when my blogging friend, Kathy (Quilting Along the Gorge Blog) offered to lend me her 3 1/2” tumbler GO! die I jumped at the chance!

I pulled out these two Civil War Charm packs bought at the Calico Horse Quilt Shop…

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…and in less than half an hour…I had a stack of these lovely little guys!

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Man, I love my GO!  Thanks SEW much, Kathy!!

I hope you get to have some quilty fun today! 

As for me, I am off to a garage sale…not to buy but to work.  My ladies group is having it’s annual Garage Sale to raise money for various charities.  Last year we raised over a $1000…and we are hoping that we can do the same this year…and if you look at all the ‘junk’ that we’ve donated, we should do just that!!  Let’s hope the sun shines!  Man I sure want a lot don’t I!! 

Have a Super Saturday and Happy Quilting!~P

20 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, I have serious tumbler envy. LOL Can't wait to see more progress.

John'aLee said...

That quilt is going to be lovely! Good luck on your garage sale. Wish I was near to come. It's been our favorite thing to do here in TN since we've moved here. The Estate Sales are especially great!
Have a great Memorial Weekend!

GerryART said...

Aren't our GO! cutters just the Very Most Fun ! ! !
AND, THEN, we get to make a cool quilt.
Oh, no, am I going to have to GO! on a hunt for fabric to cut??????
Hope your group makes lots of $$$$$$$ today

hugs

Poppyprint said...

Good luck! I hope there are lots of bargain hunters out today with cash in their wallets!

Sue and Doug said...

you want no more than the rest of us..blue sky puffy clouds and a nice breeze would be perfect!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've got the 6 1/2" tumbler die for my Go but haven't even used it yet. I know it's going to make a great quilt, and a fast one, when I get some of these UFOs done. blessings, marlene

Tina said...

I made the wool circles from that magazine. I just brought them home from being on display at the local quilt shop. pinkquilts.blogspot.com

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Paulette...that is a die that must be on your MUST NEED list! Your quilt will be a beauty!!! PS..I don't have that die either after I see your top done will know it needs to be on my Christmas list!

Tammy said...

I've been contemplating on whether or not to get a GO, this may have put me over the edge. How fantastic to be able to have all these pieces in less than an hour. Love the fabric line you chose. GOOD LUCK at your garage sale!

Anna said...

HOpe you make a fortune! I am intrigued by the Go but am not sure how often I would use it?! I wish one of my friends would get one so I could just borrow it! LOL

do you know what goes with the followers widget?

Hands Sew Full said...

I loved that quilt in the magazine too but I have the 61/2 inch tumbler for my GO!. Maybe I will have to add the little one too! So many dies....so little time! I can't wait to see your when it is done!

Linda said...

Your quilt will be so pretty! Wish I had a GO!

GerryART said...

I am going to brag, brag, brag.
Please, don't hate me - I have both 3.5" and 6.5" tumbler dies :^)
Have used both dies and made table runners mostly.
hugs

quiltmom said...

I bet that is one great garage sale Paulette- I wonder if you will come home without spending any money... What a nice idea to raise money for charities.
Regards,
Anna

QuiltSue said...

Do you seriously expect us to believe that you won't buy anything at the garage sale?

Kathie said...

oh how I wish I would have had and still wish I had a go cutter when I made that quilt! glad you like it and are making it. Making tumbler quilts are just fun for me!
I am cutting for another one, I would love for it to be a charm quilt and queen size!
enjoy its still one of my favorite quilts I have made, its all about the fabrics :)
Kathie

Barbara said...

Hmmm...I don't know Paulette. Just because you worked the garage sale doesn't mean you couldn't (and wouldn't) come home with a few little treasures!!! I'm waiting for todays post to see if I'm right...lol. Love that tumbler quilt. I've never made one, but it's on my "to do someday" list also.

Allie said...

I think the cutting is the hardest part, but look how fast you went with the go! You'll have that done in no time at all.

Heather said...

I agree with Kathie! I sure wish I had a GO! cutter when I made mine. However, mine was made of mini tumblers for a doll sized project... So I would likely have had to cut them myself anyway. However, I do have a stack of charm packs that need to be "tumblered"... Maybe I should just send them all to you for cutting! *GRIN*
Can't wait to see how things "GO"!

POS system said...

Different color of the fabrics are stitch with each other and it look so wonderful after stitch.It really nice designs are show on the blankate.