my latest project....bold and graphic don't you think?
I was inspired by this antique quilt of course :)....oh look at those tumblers, the shape and length is different then what you normally see....
This is the book I found this quilt. I pulled the book looking for inspiration off my bookcase and boy did I find it! Gathered in Time , Utah quilts and their makers, worth adding to your quilt library in mho.
I thought how do I draft that shape? and what fabrics should I use? I have two bird fabrics reproduced by two different companies almost the exact same fabric...so I chose the lighter one but I had to add in a few of the darker printed one too. Ages the quilt in mho!
I just kept cutting and cutting ...
and in less then 2 days of seeing the quilt in the book it was on my design wall ready to be sewn together!
Oh how did I draft the pattern??? surprise I just used a dresden plate ruler chose the size of the tumbler I wanted put tape on the top and bottom of where my fabric would be cut into strips, laid the ruler down and started cutting....worked like a charm. Nice to know some of these rulers can have multiple uses don't you agree????
so tell me have you used a speciality ruler for another purpose?
I do not remember seeing a red and white tumbler at the REd and White exhibit in NYC last year, I have thought about this a few times I need to go back and look again....if you saw the exhibit do you remember seeing a tumbler quilt?
will get back to the antique quilt exhibit at the mercer museum soon...its open till Sunday if your anywhere in the area....