Wednesday, February 9, 2011

rabbits and race cars

 I finished up my tumbler quilt last week, and we have been using it daily.  it's been COLD here in denver.  Did that huge storm hit everyone???  what a blast of winter it brought.  I quilted it a quarter inch from each seam.  I'm finding that the less quilting a quilt has the softer it feels.  I thought I only liked super crinkly quilts, but I'm finding that I like less quilting too (especially on baby quilts).
I rounded the corners, again.  I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot of those lately.  I love not doing the miters on the corners.  It seems to go so fast.
I didn't get a full shot of the backing, but it's mostly the mustard print, with some scraps from the front.
I used heather ross' Rabbits and Race cars line for this quilt, with some solids and basics mixed in.  It took me a while to come around to this line, but now I love it.  Such great boy prints.
I used my accuquilt Go! cutter for this quilt, and a 6 1/2 inch tumbler die.

39 comments:

Di~ said...

I love less quilting also AND your rounded corners are awesome...I've been talking to my daughter about your fabulous quilts!

Angela said...

very fun! I have yet to acquire any of that line...I'm sure that it will make it's way onto my radar screen though. ;)

Jo @ a life in lists said...

I have a handfuls of fat quarters of that line that I am hoarding like a mad lady for the perfect boy quilt in a couple of years' time (when the toddler wants/needs an alternative to the one I just finished for him). Love what you've done with it!

tam.me. said...

ok, you've made it official. i definitely have to make one. gorgeous.

Kelly said...

Your quilt is adorable. Love the colors.

Nichole said...

there are so many great things about this quilt! the colors, the pattern, and especially those rounded corners. i love them! :)

Leslie said...

this is amazing. the round corners give it such personality!!! ;love the quilting you did too!!! i am a big fan of straight lines.

delia hornbook said...

That is so very lovely, I love the rounded corners to it looks softer some how. Your choice of fabrics are smashing. How look would a quilt like this take you? dee x

Jenny said...

This is a great boy quilt. I live in girl world, two girls aged 2 and 4, and have a hard time dreaming out boy designs/fabrics. I need to start up some boy or gender neutral for when we become a foster family.

You've also got me thinking about doing rounded corners!

I agree with the quilting. Either do it heavy for visuals or minimally for a good feel.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Love those rounded corners! Did you have to use bias binding?

Annalia said...

Sweet! I'm discovering that I like less quilting too. Funny, huh? ...and I was just trying to decide how to quilt my tumbler blockish (it has annoyingly time-consuming sashing) doll quilt.

Mary said...

YES! to the cold, down near Colorado Springs,and YES! to the less quilting. Makes them much more snuggly.

Giddy for Paisley said...

Love the quilt especially the rounded corners. I will have to try those on the next quilt I make.

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

I love rounded corners...they make life so much more easier!

annette said...

I love the rounded corners on this. Beautifully done all around!

star_grl13 said...

could you tell me how you round those borders and make the fabric do the same?
i think that would look so much better on the baby quilts i make.
thank you!!

Linda said...

I like the "less quilting" idea. Will have to try it. I too never thought to look past the "crinkled" look. I also love the rounded corners. I had all my pots back outside, and pipes unwrapped, then, boom! another one hit today. I don't mind, as long as we're killing mosquito eggs (if you know what I mean :), or have you forgotten??

Megan said...

That is too cute for words - and a great pattern to showcase those prints. I have a bunch of that line stowed away. We find out what our new baby is next week so they may see the light of day soon if it's a boy!

Ann said...

This is really lovely. I love lots of quilting on a quilt, but my daughter is the other way. She loves a soft, almost unquilted quilt to snuggle under and always says when I'm up to the quilting stage,"Your not going to put all that sewing on it are you?" She's 14 now and still the same as when she was little, on this point :D

Marit said...

completely adorable!
I've been inspired to try rounded corners too, and love them. Thank you for the inspiration!

summerfete said...

Perfect!
If only square corners could be fixed like photoshopping!

Sara said...

This is gorgeous! Those rounded corners are calling out to me... do you have a trick?

amandajean said...

the rounded corners are fun! i love the simplicity of this quilt. also love the grey binding!

Micki said...

A very really colorful quilt. What did you use to round the corners?
Micki

karlyn Jackson said...

I love this quilt and the rounded corners are so sweet. I'm going to try them myself now!

Rebecka said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Heather Ross makes such cute fabric. I like the rounded corners.

Polka Dot Daze said...

Your quilt is so beautiful.

Summer :) said...

Love the rounded corners!! I am going to try that sometime.

My family is in Denver and so I have been hearing how cold it is. I hope you are all finding nice things to do inside.

Summer :) said...

Love the rounded corners!! I am going to try that sometime.

My family is in Denver and so I have been hearing how cold it is. I hope you are all finding nice things to do inside.

Christy said...

I just love that rabbit fabric! I wish I had gotten some of that when it came out. Your quilt turned out lovely.

a little bit biased said...

You are so great with color. Love everything about this. Great job!

OliveStreetStudio said...

what a great color combo and pattern. The little dancing bunnies are adorable.

HerminiaRegolf said...

A little love on Valentine's Day.
Greetings from the Ebro Delta, Spain.

Angela said...

aw, I really love this one! I have some tumbler blocks cut out, just haven't had time to work on them yet. I really have to try the rounded edges, adds so much character!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love love tumblers. The first time I made a tumbler quilt I thought I had "invented" the block since I hadn't seen it anywhere. HA! What a joke.

The Chapman's said...

I didn't realize you were in Denver! I live north of you and wonder where you get all your cool fabrics? I LOVE fancy tiger in Denver, but what else is there?

Carolyn said...

I love the rounded corners...I will have to see if you have a tutorial on thathttp://www.thriftyideastoday.com/

Alexandra said...

One of your quilts just went onto my 'one day when I have money I want to buy one of those' wish lists. So beautiful!

Leslie said...

I love all these fabrics together--so cute and entertaining for a lil' one. Can't wait for your tutorial on those rounded corners :)

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