"Evil will triumph if good men...and women do nothing."

my adaptation of a quote by Edmund Burke.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Madeline's Scrappy Tumblers

Madeline sewed 672 3-1/2" tumbler charm blocks together to make a gorgeous scrappy quilt to fit a twin bed. She is going to enter it in the county fair on the 20th of this month.

I am only going to share a sneak peak as it is still on the quilting frame. Let me say this...I think she is a natural on a longarm! She briefly practiced drawing swirled flowers on my plexiglass drawing board...and then went right to work quilting them on her quilt.  

Also, we did something that is probably considered taboo in the quilting arena. We used a twin sheet (100% egyptian cotton) for the backer. It cost a total of 75 cents at the local thrift store. If you could feel the quality of this sheet...you would have used it too!

She chose a variagated thread in soft seashell colors for the back. She hopes to have a quilt that looks as great from the back as the front!


  1. "High Five" to Madeline. The quilt is wonderful!
    I think she is a natural LA'er too.

  2. Way to go, Madeline! You did such a super job piecing all those pieces and then worked your magic with the longarm machine! How awesome is that! Great find too at the thrift store! Good luck at the country fair -- you are going to hear lots of ooo's and awww's! Have fun!

    Best Wishes, Linda C.