Finished: Fall Tumbler Quilt

This one was REALLY hard for me to make myself finish once the Christmas decorations were out.   I did some super simple quilting along every other tumbler, and with a soft flannel back it gives it the weight and feel of a tied quilt.  I really like the feel of minimal quilting best for a “couch quilt”.
I’ve had a few questions about quilting with a flannel back, but I’ve really found very little difference between quilting with flannel or a cotton back.  The main difference is the quilt is a little thicker so using a walking foot is a MUST.  Also I do a little extra basting or use a basting spray to make up for the extra weight and tendency of the quilt to shift around while quilting.  Oh and the quilt will be cozier, warmer, and your family is more likely to use it… a major plus.
I used the 6 1/2″ Accuquilt tumbler die to make this quilt.



37 Responses to Finished: Fall Tumbler Quilt

  1. Michele December 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm #


  2. Erin O. December 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    What a great pattern. You have a great way of putting together fun colors!

  3. Mary on Lake Pulaski December 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Wonderful couch quilt!

  4. I Love Baby Quilts! December 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Love it! Such great colors. Really like it.

  5. Chris@Cats On My Quilts December 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    I made a scrappy Chritmas one for my DIL for Christmas and I love it. Going to have to make one for me!

  6. Kristan Anne December 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    Very cute! My mom just got her new tumbler die (the 3.5 in one) in for her Go! cutter. I can't wait to use it!

  7. Christie, Describe Happy December 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    This is gorgeous!!

  8. Elsa December 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    I've been wanting to make on these quilts. You've done such a wonderful job putting it all together! thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Rachel Hauser December 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    I second sparse quilting for couch quilts. So much more cozy.

  10. Just One More Thing December 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    Don't ask me how I arrived at your blog –I really don't know. I LOVE it though!! You have so many great tutorials and your quilts have a quirky edge to them–just awesome. One of my 2011 goals is to make a quilt. I'm thinking of foundation piecing –I don't seem to be a consistent cutter. Do you have any advice for me?

  11. Jeanne W. December 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    Love it!!!

  12. Anita December 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    I love it!

  13. Wendy December 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    I used to have a flannel backed quilt that my kids loved to drag around! Love those comfy, cozy, draggable quilts. This one is so bright and cheery – sure to be used & loved a lot.

  14. Fine Hand December 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Oh my goodness! what a gorgeous quilt! You are inspiring me to try my hand at one..i just find it so intimidating..

  15. momto2wasd December 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    Looks great! I love flannel backed quilts–they are my favorite!

  16. lifeinredshoes December 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Another winner!
    And guess what? I still haven't worked up the courage to test drive my accuquilt:(

  17. Becky December 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    This is so beautiful! ohh… i want an accuquilt go!

  18. Paige December 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    Love that. Yet another reason why I'd love to have an Accuquilt Go!

  19. PootleFlump December 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    Love it! Im planning on getting into quilting soon so an accuquilt is on the top of my list!! I doubt I will ever make anything as lovely as yours but need to start somewhere! x x

  20. Melissa December 20, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    I love it, all of the colors are so perfect together! It would look great in my family room LOL!

  21. Barbra Joan December 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    Fay I just found and joined your site a few days ago… I'm a watercolor artist but have quilting blood in my veins also.. and even have a few posted on my art site… so I'm loving your blog.. Thanks for sharing and some of your tutorials ,, I fell for the Marys wedding quilt. and circle one.. Keep going !! I'll be here.

  22. Purple Quilter Queen December 20, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks very snuggly-ish! Perfect for lounging on the couch with two sweet little boys I'm sure! Have a great Holiday! Jenn

  23. Lee Ann December 20, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    Loving the colors. And, wishing I had an Accuquilt. LOL. :-)

  24. live a colorful life December 20, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    the colors are fabulous! Warm and cozy…

  25. Carolina Girl Mommy December 20, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    SO gorgeous!!

  26. LeeAnn December 21, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    That turned out beautiful! I love using flannel as a backing. I have a denim/flannel quilt on the sofa right now. Love its warmth!

  27. Alex Duenkel December 21, 2010 at 2:12 am #


  28. Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS December 21, 2010 at 6:57 am #

    I think it's beautiful and I completely agree that it's nicer for a lap blanket to have a little less quilting…. hand tied are great, soft and smooshy…


  29. yenni December 21, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    it's so colourful…^^

  30. JCnNC December 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    I am making an apple-core quilt and love the idea of flannel backing. Your quilt is so happy looking and will make a wonderful couch quilt. Thanks from Judy and

  31. Diane December 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    This turned out lovely! I {heart} the colors!

  32. Domini December 21, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

    I love the patchwork binding!! So awesome!

  33. Sandra December 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    I've made quite a few quilts with flannel backing and have never had a problem. I think part of the sucess is using only quilt shop quality flannel. Love the fabrics in your quilt!

  34. Natalie December 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    I wish I knew about all of these great modern fabric designers sooner. As much as I would like to recreate this quilt, many of those prints are not available.

    I LOVE your color choices! the yellows, oranges, reds, blues, and browns look great together and the tumbler die cut is definitely one of my favorites. If I ever get an Accuquilt that's one of the first ones I will buy.

  35. Patty December 22, 2010 at 2:30 am #

    Really love your quilt. The scrappy binding is so perfect for this quilt. Since you backed with flannel do you still use batting?

  36. Jess December 22, 2010 at 6:56 am #

    Very nice! I need to try a flannel back soon…

    Urban Patchwork

  37. Jamie Lee June 27, 2011 at 1:13 am #

    I just finished my own fall tumbler based on yours. I posted a photo on my blog:
    It turned out great! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

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