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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Car Project - Office Art - Plan B

I have finally decided to do a tumbler quilt and this became my car project on my recent trip to NC.  I have been wanting to try this pattern for quite a while.  After starting my new job, my boss and I discussed hanging some art on the walls in my new office.  I told him that in the office at my former job, I hung quilts instead of art.  He was very open to the idea.  Imagine how excited I was to be able to hang "Office Art" again.  One of the quilts I brought in will work perfectly for one wall, so I needed to make a new quilt for the other - oh darn LOL!!
I immediately thought of the tumber pattern.  So using the oriental rug in my office as the starting point, I picked fabrics from my stash in that color palette.  The main color in the rug is a very dark navy and I had plenty of scraps that matched.  I have decided to mix batiks and prints.  Thanks to Edyta and making "In Full Bloom", I  have much more confidence mixing these.  I just still don't have a very big stash of batiks.
I was able to cut them all out on the trip and I started sewing as soon as I got home.
Loving the way this was looking...
and on Monday I took 3 rows into work to see how it was going to look.  Terrible!!!!!  So I came home, went back to the drawing board, and started cutting out a new project.  I have promised myself I will finish this (and not let it become a UFO)  and I will post pics soon of "Plan B".
In the meantime, my DDIL sent a few pictures of their recent visit.  Here is Miss Punkin when she has someone making her smile...
and here she is when we set the self timer :)!  But I still love it.
Have a great day,
Karen


9 comments:

Janan said...

I love the tumbler project. What do you not like about the fabrics, did it need more blues?

Kathie said...

Love the tumbler quilt. So sorry it did not work in the office. I hope you do finish it. She is getting big, so adorable

Jenny Watson said...

All of you are looking so sweet in these images thank you very much for the sharing.

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Diane said...

I love the tumblers! I am making one and I was glad to see you didn't do dark, light, dark. I don;t have enough lights so mine is going to be more dark also and was wondering how it would look. My design wall is still down from the room move and I have no place big enough to lay out the strips to check the look.
Sorry they don't look great in the office. Hopefully Plan B will look better.
Beautiful family!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I LOVE the tumbler quilt. But then I do love Plan B, too. I can't wait to see it finished.

Miss Punkin has grown so much. Everybody looks great!

Ruth said...

Very sweet pictures! Too bad the tumblers didn't work out for your office, but I'm sure you will come up with something else.

Barb said...

your tumblers look great. What a fun take along project to start.
Beautiful family photo.

LuAnn said...

I like the tumblers, but I'm sure you have a great Plan B quilt in mind, too. Love your photo with the self timer. We are doing that too lately so all of us will be in the photo. They turn out kind of strange with missing tops of heads, etc., but we have a lot of fun taking them.

Carla said...

I just bought a tumbler template am looking forward to using it...your quilt gets my blood pumping! How fun to see that little cutie pie too!