They’ve been calling my name for a long time ----I’ve pulled them out to play, and then put them back again as I wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do with these little guys.
These were cut way before accuquilt die cutters were invented…each one traced and cut by hand.
Fabrics in here range from what seems to be the late 1970s through the 1990s.
Karen, if you are listening ----was this a Y2K project? Is there a template available for these guys in case I need to make more? ((I suppose I could get one made in this size if I had to!))
I have had a great deal of fun looking at the print on each one, recognizing some – but completely unknowing on others!
I’ve done a “Thousand Pyramids” quilt before ---
This was a fun quilt to do with so many different fabrics. Did you know I even have an “early” tutorial for it HERE?
What I learned from this project was how to “Pin, Baby, Pin!!”
And I think that is what has me daunted by all these little thimbles. Pinning is not my favorite thing to do! LOL! But I know I need to do it.
I recognize BOTH of these fabrics!
Since I’m pinning anyway I thought about pressing seams open. I’m still not convinced that is the best way to go, but these guys are small! Would pressing toward every-other-one be better?
Cute 1980s fabrics!
These are not a standard size, they are 2 1/4" tall, so they will finish at 1 3/4" tall. I'm going to have to make a template if I find myself needing more because I have no idea how many there are in this bag.....so no idea how long to make rows, how many rows to make, etc.
And I do NOT want to count them!
This is where I need those of you who have done a tumbler or thimble quilt to give me a bit of advice. Did you alternate light/dark? Did you sew everything randomly? Did you press seams open or to one side or every other one?
This would be a great suit-case project for my travels!
It’s also begging to be a leader/ender project as well --- sewing these into pairs in between the lines of other things would be such a SIMPLE thing to do…pairs can be joined to pairs, 4s can be joined to 4s and so forth all with a simple little seam.
I found myself sewing 4 patches together on Mildred, the 66 treadle while I watched Downton Abbey last night. And I stopped and couldn’t treadle any farther as soon as things took a turn with Sybil. If you haven’t seen it yet, that’s all I’m saying. I could sew no further.
Goodness, I am not even in control of my emotions this morning.
It’s a SHOW, Bonnie – it’s just a SHOW!
Yes, but still.