I am happy about my finish this week. This lap-sized quilt has been a long time in the making. It is a UFO from about four years ago. I finally finished quilting it this week. It will be in time for Christmas! I call Cup of Christmas Cheer.
Cup of Christmas Cheer in a tumbler quilt. For the tumbler pieces, I used a charm pack of Let It Snow by Windham Fabrics. It was very easy to cut the tumblers accurately and quickly using the Tumbler Template from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. I supplemented the charm pack with a few tumblers from my stash that worked nicely with the charm pack. The border and binding is from my stash as well.
I found the tumblers easy to sew. There were no Y-seams. I simply sewed the tumbers in rows and then sewed the rows together. I ironed each row alternating ironing to the right with ironing to the left. This helped me sew the match points accurately when sewing the rows together and helped reduce bulk. I decided to add a border, so I trimmed the edges of the tumbler center to make a straight line edge on the sides of the quilt top..
As many of your know, my husband and I own JANDA Bend Christmas Tree Farm. We are located in northeastern Oklahoma. The farm is choose-and-cut, which means that families come to our farm to pick out their Christmas Tree and cut it down themselves. it has become a tradition for many families. We have a small Christmas Shop on the farm as well. This year, I will be selling quilts and quilted items in the shop, so my husband built me a quilt display ladder. I really like it! It will help me display quilts in a small space. Directions for the ladder can be found at Sydney Makes Stuff. The photo above shows my finished quilt on the display ladder.
I quilted the quilt top using my longarm. I decided to quilt in the ditch around the tumbler blocks and then to free-motion quilt in the borders. Straight line quilting is a challenge for me on my Gammill. For some reason, vertical straight lines are easier for me than horizontal straight lines, so I loaded quilt with the longest length horizontal instead of vertical.
For the backing I used Festive Fun by Lynn Anderson for RJR Fabrics. See photo below.
I enjoyed making this quilt, but I am glad that it is finished. It was time.
Now it's your turn!
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This post was originally published at JANDA Bend Quilts.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.