Long ago, after my friend Ginny talked me into taking a quilting class with her (thank you, Ginny!) we ordered and split a pack of vintage fat quarters. I think there were 80 fq's in the set - 2 each of 40 fabrics. Seriously. I had no idea how much fabric that actually is!
Something appropriately vintage. But not too fussy, because the prints are busy.
Then I saw this tumbler quilt, and knew it was a project I could manage.
Actually, the top went together fairly quickly. It's the biggest quilt I've made, at 72 x 78... before quilting.
And here it is, waiting, on the school room floor. Because basting it is my least favorite part of quilting.
Yes, it would've been better if it were a really random pattern. But really, truly random doesn't usually work out like it ought to. Or maybe that's just me.
But it's going to sit there overnight, while the batting "relaxes". That's what I tell myself.
Because, meanwhile, the bathrooms have been sorely neglected.
And you know I hate bending over and putting in all those pins if cleaning toilets sounds better!
And besides, I need to decide on a binding. I'm thinking it would be nice to use a blue, like the brightest blue block. Thoughts?