It’s Sew & Tell time!
I had some helpers as I took photos this afternoon. Too bad they can’t help me fix the funky lighting and colors going on, but we did our best.
I love this tumbler shape, and it adds such a fun twist to what is otherwise super-straightforward patchwork. I cut the template from the cardboard in one of the charm packs, per Amanda Jean’s instructions, and cut everything one night while watching TV. Sewing it all together was quick and easy, I just grabbed one after another and chain-pieced to my little heart’s content.
For the back, I got a few fat quarters of some of my favorite prints, a yard of Kona Pink, and this stack of teals. Kinda cool, huh?
I quilted it on either side of the vertical seams, and I love the shape it makes.
And yes, I am fully in love with machine binding for most projects right now. It’s not perfect, and I do think that hand-stitching looks better. But the speed and strength, I just can’t resist.
The quilt finishes at about 45″ x 55″, which is pretty much my favorite size for a baby quilt. Big enough to be useful, but small enough to be portable. But this quilt, for the moment, has no destination. Believe it or not, I hardly know anyone who is pregnant right now! So this one will just hang out in a closet for the time being, waiting for just the right occasion.