My inspiration for choosing this block to work with this week was the birth of a baby in my neighborhood. I wanted to make something quick, but special for the first time Mom and Dad and their new baby girl.
The tumbler block fit the ticket. I haven't used this die before, and was pleased with how easily the blocks fit together for sewing with their notched corners.
I used the Breeze collection by Wendy Slotboom, some solid Kona cottons, Lamour Love fabric by Sandy Gervais, and Peony Kona Crush for the backing.
All the examples I saw of finished quilts using this block had all four sides squared cut off to make a standard rectangle. I wanted to preserve the tumbler shape right out to the edge of the quilt, so I took a chance and cut the batting and backing to match, stitched it pillowcase style, and turned it right side out. I think it turned out pretty well.
It hasn't been quilted yet. I'm not sure what quilting design to go with. Any suggestions?
Happy Sewing ♥
P.S. - I might use this tumbler shape for the borders of my sampler quilt.