Saturday, January 3, 2015

Tempting Tumblers

What a productive week it has been, even with holiday celebrations and obligations. I have been steadily working through a list of deadlines and marking items off my never-ending to-do list...and that's a great thing, because a new pile of quilt projects is arriving in a few days. Today I thought I would share a couple items I completed for AccuQuilt several months ago...they are fun and colorful...and should brighten up your weekend! I am blessed to be able to work on so many creative projects throughout the year...and the AccuQuilt pieces never disappoint. These two projects were cut using the GO! Baby Fabric Cutter...the GO! Tumbler Bright Baby Quilt and the GO! Tumbler and Flower Table Runner.

If you have been looking to purchase an AccuQuilt fabric cutter, the new GO! Baby Fabric Cutter Starter Set now includes two (yes, TWO) GO! cutting dies - the GO! Tumbler-4 1/2" (4" Finished) and the GO! Flower...along with a pattern booklet that includes both the projects I am sharing with you today...this makes it super easy to get started using your fabric cutter right out of the box!

The GO! Tumbler Bright Baby Quilt is made using the GO! Tumbler-4 1/2" (4" Finished)...and can easily be made in just about any size you can imagine - just add or remove rows to adjust the size - or change the size of your tumbler. The color layout for this quilt gives it an illusion of rows woven together...and the vibrant colors can definitely brighten any mood. I can see a throw quilt made from this pattern in black, gray, and white prints - it would be perfect in my living room! I actually finished this sample baby quilt in just a couple easy days of sewing (and the entire quilt was cut in less than an hour!)...and the tumbler die shape has specially designed corners with clipped dog-ears making the piecing process stress-free! If you like working with the versatile tumbler shape, this pattern is available for FREE for a limited time on the AccuQuilt website:

The  GO! Tumbler and Flower Table Runner utilizes both the GO! Tumbler-4 1/2" (4" Finished) and the GO! Flower. I truly enjoyed working on this table runner, because I got to add rick rack and button embellishments...and the zig-zag binding was fun too! I was able to cut the entire runner quickly and easily...and both the piecing and the appliqué were a breeze. The size of this runner could also be adjusted, making it the perfect size for your table...simply add or remove rows of tumblers (and appliqué)...and it would be lovely in a variety of fabric prints and colors.
...and there is more GREAT news, if you want to try out this project, the pattern is available for FREE for a limited time on the AccuQuilt website:

Both of these projects are perfect for a beginner or seasoned quilter...and can be done with a traditional or modern they are great winter weekend projects! So, take advantage of the free patterns while they are available...and schedule a little sewing/quilting time....

In the coming weeks, I will have a plethora of creative AccuQuilt projects to share with stay tuned...AND...I will be participating in the GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter Blog Hop in February and will have a special project tutorial to share with you...yep, BIG things are on the way!

For now, I am back to work on a special quilt for a magazine...then, this evening, I will be model stitching a new design for a future Just CrossStitch magazine...I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, as well...


  1. What lovely projects you created for AccuQuilt, Belinda! Awesome! Enjoy your weekend!


  2. They are both nice, especially love the flowers.

  3. Tumbler design is a favorite of mine and the rows of white make this quite a striking piece. Love it!