Want to know my secret?
The entire quilt center is about the size of a piece of printer paper. Did I fool you?
This was so much fun. I never thought much of miniature quilts, but that opinion has definitely changed. A friend sent me 120 precut teensy tumbler pieces, all cut out and ready to sew. So, first off, I didn't even need to cut anything. The little tumbler blocks are seriously tiny, but how cute they are.
On Wednesday afternoon while my student did some strip piecing for her next project, I started sewing these little cuties together. I paid no attention to what was next to what (which may be obvious, ahem). I just sewed. In no time flat I had the pieces all connected. I could have made the piece ten blocks by twelve rows, but preferred the symmetry of ten blocks by eleven rows better.
I added a three quarter inch containment border and a two inch finished outer border. I love it!
I have even machine quilted it, which took no time at all. My gosh, if you aren't that proud of your machine quilting, just try quilting on a black print. I am not kidding, the detail does not show at all. In the photo above, the black fabric is all quilted with loops just like the tumblers. Can you see it? Nope! It will be all puckery when I wash it and no one will be able to see my wobbly stitches.
By the time you read this, I will have the binding sewn on, and will be using this little quilt under a candle or something. Fastest quilt I ever made.