Saturday, July 20, 2013

American Jane Tumbler Baby Quilt Number 2

American Jane Tumbler Quilt 2

This isn't the first tumbler quilt I've made with the fabulous American Jane fabrics! And it may not be the last! The super sweet simplicity of tumblers are great with Sandy Klop's sweet fabric. This is the one I finished today: I seem to be adding hand quilting to about every little baby quilt I make these days, and this one is no different :)

American Jane Tumbler Quilt 2

I made the binding a little differently this time, inspired by one of my favourite places to be inspired: Instagram! A couple of folks, namely @craft_addict and @patchworkplus, were binding their quilts in this funky way, which was exactly like I had been binding so far (see Heather Bailey's tutorial here). However, when it came to hand-stitching the binding down, instead of using invisible ladder stitches, they were using big, visible hand stitches right on top of the binding!

American Jane Tumbler Quilt 2

One lady sewed hers to the front and did these stitches on the back, and the other sewed the binding to the back and hand stitched it to the front. This is what I chose to do, I thought it would be fun to echo the line of hand quilting all around the quilt. I used Auriful thread in 28 wt, which was just the right amount of heft.

American Jane Tumbler Quilt 2

Here are the details:

Fabrics: American Jane's line Peas & Carrots. The border is Kona Orange, backing is an orange pezzy print, and binding is from Fox Trails line of fabric by Doohicky Designs
Thread: Aurifil 50 wt in 2000 for piecing and 2150 for machine quilting (a burnt orange, I quilted 1/4 inch from the seams)
Hand quilting: DMC perle cotton in size 8 in yellow (743), colour and Aurifil 28 wt. thread in an orange (1133)
Size: 36" by 44"
Batting: Warm & Natural Completed July 2013

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  1. ***LOVE*** I adore the colours on this one, the hand stitching is just the icing one the cake! Beautiful!!

  2. The tumbler pattern is a great match for American Jane fabric. I have a few charm packs from 3 of her different lines and have never been sure what to turn them into. My favorite part of this quilt is the visible hand stitched binding. So pretty!!

  3. Great quilt! Wonderful colors and love tumbler quilts anyway. Love that you handquilted it!

  4. I somehow missed that line. It sure works in your Tumbler quilt. I love the orange border with it too. That is such a nice pic of your family Carla. Enjoy

  5. did you actually slip stitch the binding first, or is the hand quilting the only stitch holding the binding down ???
    love the colors and your eye for choosing the


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