Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kids tumbler quilt, using fabric from eBay

Quilt kit by ebay seller, myfabricaddiction1
I'm actually working on two quilts at the same time but I thought I'd share this one first. The fabric came from ebay seller my fabricaddiction1. No, I'm not getting a kickback for the plug.

The kit came with umpteen hundred die cut pieces of fabric, somewhat vague instructions, and enough fabric to bind and frame the tumbler portion of the quilt. This particular color scheme is "bright".

Since this is the first tumbler quilt I've made, I searched out tutorials on how to get started.

I started by lining up the die cut pieces and sewing them into long strips.


 Occasionally, I sew a seem on the wrong side.

I then sew the strips together, like so..

My first quilt (AKA post #1)...

 I started this quilt right about the time I got back from my vacation in New Hampshire, in early August 2012. I secretly couldn't wait to get back so I could unpack my brand new sewing machine. It took me about 2 weeks to complete from start to finish. I enjoyed making it so much, I decided to create this blog to chronicle some of the ideas and completed projects I create.

All of the fabric that went into this quilt came from Joanna's fabric in Daly City, CA. 
The feet belong to my 13 year old daughter.