This quilt, Flowers & Tumblers (or scraps are taking over my world), was started in July 2019 with the English paper pieced flowers.
My goal for this year is to make a dent in the scraps bins which have overflowed, plus figure out fun and different ways to use up leftover pieces from other quilts that I have made.
Here’s the previous post about this quilt: https://indianaquilter40.com/flowers-tumblers-or-scraps-are-taking-over-my-world-part-1/ .
After completing the two sections of English pieced flowers, I did the tumbler sections. Many of the tumbler pieces were leftovers from another tumbler project (https://indianaquilter40.blogspot.com/2017/07/tumblers-galore.html) that I made in 2017. Once the leftovers were sewn together, I had to cut more anyway. Well, a little more dent in the scrap bins.
The photo below is of two completed tumbler sections and one almost complete flower section. The sashing is not between them yet. I am liking how the sections look together. The leftover green rick rack makes a great vine.
PDF pattern for flowers and tumblers. The flower will take 7 hexagons (1 center and 6 petals):
The top is together with light weight denim between and around the outside of the five sections. I like the look so far. I will complete it with Flying Geese blocks for the outside border. The top currently measures 72″ x 80″ and my goal is 92″ square.
There will be one more post on the final section of borders of Flying Geese in the next few days.
I encourage you to go through your scraps and just have fun combining them together. I really enjoyed doing this quilt in sections instead of blocks or the same repeating pattern. It has a totally different look than scrap quilts I have done in the past. I think this method may become addictive…
These are the posts on the previous blog about this quilt, please see: