Friday, June 27, 2014

Tumbler Flag Wall Hanging

Hi!  I finished this last night.  I think it's adorable!  It's a Flag!  I used scraps of the fabrics from the 2011 PA shop hop.  The hop blocks that year were for Quilts of Valor, so the fabrics were reds, creams, and blues, reproduction prints from Jo Morton's Hurrah collection, with others from Andover fabrics.  I made all the blocks, in a 12" finished size, while doing the hop, and had lots of scraps left, so I cut them with my Accuquilt GO! 3 1/2" tumbler die, and pieced them on my 1954 Singer 15-91 machine.  (That cool one in the Trapezoid cabinet).  It was FUN to make this, and I cut the rest of the scraps into 2" squares, and I'll play with them another time.  I've seen this style quilt, and thought it was really cute, so I had to make one.  I'll probably make more than one.  It's that fun!  This one measures about 22 by 24".  Maybe I'll make the next one bigger?

I also pieced scraps from the fabrics for the binding, which adds to the fun.  I've made quilts and table runners with the larger Tumbler die, but this is the first with the smaller, and a first for a scrappy binding.  I think it's also the first time I've used the wavy edge of the tumblers, and not cut them off.  I love it!

I also did a cool feather design in the blue, and feathers across the stripes, in coordinating thread.  I love using Aurifil!  Not one break, and the threads blend so well.

It has hanging loops on the back, so you can put it on a decorative rod.

I need to find more scraps!  I want to do another one!  I better go dig in my Fat Quarter stash!

Thanks for visiting.


Christine said...

Nice way to use up your scraps! It came out great!

Kelly Dee said...

Love it, very cute!

Barbara said...

That is just beautiful. Would go great in my living room, it's done in Americana.