Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tumbler time!

Today I toddled off to quilt group - it's a while since I've been. Now that I'm teaching more at the quilt store it has been hard to get there. Anyway, there was no hand work that I wanted to take along, so I thought I could start a project I've wanted to do for a little while now. I have these repro fabrics - I guess they're around 10" squares. I have seen many people's tumbler quilts over time and mentally allocated these fabrics to make one myself.

First of all, I had to look for the template I purchased especially for this quilt. I looked through the drawer at the back of the cutting table to no avail. The cupboard at the back ... still no. My knitting lives in the front, but you never know ... no. Hmmm ... where else could it be. I'd almost given up and decided I'd look on my ruler rack (thinking there would be no way) but there it was. So - I put the template, and the cutter next to my bag, and grabbed the fabric. Next - where was my travelling cutting mat? Once again I hunted ... and after a while decided to look in the boot (trunk) of my car. Bingo! Okay - we're ready to roll. At quilt group, I socialised for a little, finished up something else that was in my bag - and it was time to get cutting. Out came the fabric and the cutting mat ... and could you believe it ... I left the template and my cutter at home! This project just was not meant to be started today!

On an entirely different note - the lunch yesterday was just lovely. There were five of us in the end, a few couldn't make it. I took Cameron with me - Amy was at a friend's house. Even so, there were eleven children there having a wonderful time. It was really fun to see people I hadn't seen in 20 years. Two of the girls I would have recognised easily, and one of them I wouldn't have known at all! Natalie was a perfect hostess - and it was fun to hear all about the lives the girls are leading, and to reminisce about old friends and times. Thank you to everyone for your positive and encouraging words. You all knew it would be a good afternoon didn't you? It's not the first time I've been disconcerted about something like that - but the result is always the same. A good time was had by all.

7 comments:

Cathi said...

I bought a tumbler fabric stamp last year and would love to do a little wall quilt using the pattern and repros as well. It is so tiny, it would take years to make anything more, your template at least looks a bit bigger! What size quilt will you do?

Lucy said...

I see a tumbler and lovely fabrics. I cut tumblers from all the fabrics I received after my dad's passing away. I can't wait to sew themtogether! Lovely fabrics Tazzie!

Helen said...

I'm glad that the reunion turned out well and it wasn't a disappointment. However, only a small group turned up! Why didn't the others come? Did you go to an all-girls school?

Helen said...

Wow, another person who is making a tumbler quilt. Where did you purchase/order your tumbler template? It looks like a very handy tool. Do you know if a kaleidoscope template exists?

Rose said...

So glad u had a good time with the reunion!! Things r never what we think they will be, so we get nervous!!! Im interested to see this tumbler quilt!!

Kairle said...

How nice that the reunion turned out so well, Tazzie. It reminds me that I need to make an effort to get my school friends together.

Kathie said...

I'd also like to know where you found the tumbler template. I've been looking for one also.

So glad your reunion lunch was fun. I had my class reunion in July and I'm STILL thinking about it all.

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