This fun and pretty quilt, Flowers & Tumblers Part 2, started in July 2019 with the English paper pieced flowers. Here is the continuing saga of this quilt.
My goal for this year is to make a dent in the scraps bins which have overflowed. And figure out fun and different ways to use up leftover pieces from other quilts that I have made.
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 that I made in 2017. Once the leftovers were sewn together, I had to cut more tumblers. 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 stem for the flowers.
Flowers & Tumblers Part 2 PDF free pattern. 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.
Have fun with your scraps
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.
Flowers & Tumblers 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:
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