Welcome to my leg of the Fall blog hop hosted by SewCalGal. Today I'm going to share with you another way to use a tumbler block. This is also another way to make the traditional Lantern Light Quilt Block. The difference is that instead of paper piecing lanterns onto a background, you will be interlocking the lanterns by making them with tumblers. I made 15 rows of tumblers, each row containing 16 tumblers. I like using 1/3 yard cuts with the 3.5" tumbler die because the die is about 12" high. Perfect fit, less waste!
- Assortment of 10 prints or so cut in 1/3 yard increments (240 tumblers). Most of these need to be in matching pairs (like socks!).
- 1/3 yard stop border (2"unfinished)
- 1 1/8 yard outer border (6.5" unfinished)
- 1/2 yard binding
- 3 3/4 yard backing
- Accuquilt GO! 3.5" tumbler die or any acrylic template in that size. You can also make your own templates out of cardboard, template plastic, or even worn out cutting mats.
Fill in with other prints and sew that row together. Repeat until you have all 15 rows sewn together. I trimmed off my uneven tumbler sides. Your pieced section should measure about 44"x 45". I threw on a 1.5" finished stop border (1/3 yard of a chunky black/white prison stripe) and a 6" finished outer border (1 1/8 yard of my Peanuts Halloween fabric) to make this a nice 59"x60" quilt.
Yes, I did make a boo-boo on the bottom row!
My husband is not all about Halloween and really neither am I. I just wanted to make a Great Pumpkin quilt for my Peanuts loving children. On a whim I added some cute Eerie Alley by Michael Miller and then I started to think these lanterns looked like coffins, probably because the fabric had actual coffins on it. Whoops!
I hope you liked this tutorial. If you make one I'd love to see it in the flickr group! Too see my other quilting tutorials (including a few accuquilt tutorials), go check out my tutorials page.
You may have seen my accuquilt tutorial for the Roly Poly Owl Block....
The giveaway is open to US residents (this is just so I can use the automated postal machine...our post office is maddening and is a minimum 30 minutes wait every time I've been there). I will announce winners some time Monday. If you are a no reply blogger, please leave an email with at least 1 of your comments. If there is no want to contact you through a blog or email, I'll pick another name (sorry, I've had my fill of redraw drama!)
Chances to win:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite fall memory from your childhood (or the childhood of your kids & grand kids).
2.Bonus Entry for new OR old followers of the Tulip Patch (just leave a comment stating you are!)
3.Bonus Entry for new OR old followers of SewCalGal (just leave a comment under this post stating that you are).
Thanks Darlene at Sewcalgal for hosting this HOP. Tomorrow check out the last stop, Aunt Polly's Porch ...and try not to get too jealous of her sewing area (I know I am!).