Thursday 25 April 2013

Tumbling Jungle: A Finished Quilt

I have only been quilting about a year and a half- and really I started quilting regularly in July 2012, so not even a year. In the early months of my new obsession (and also when I first got addicted to Pinterest) I came across several examples of tumbler quilts. I knew I HAD to make one. 

Then I found a tool at Missouri Star Quilt Company that is a template for making tumbler blocks on charm packs. It seemed ideal for a newbie like me, so I ordered one immediately! (Well, when they were back in stock because these suckers are popular!).

I finally got to use my template when I started Tumbling Jungle using Bungle Jungle by Tim and Beck to make a baby quilt for our neighbours who are expected their fourth boy any day now.

Here are the pictures of Tumbling Jungle, all finished! (Warning: Despite being the end of April, the wind was cold and strong and there is actual snow on the ground. I am NOT happy with Mother Nature. Or that stupid lying groundhog).

Tumbling Jungle- front
Here you can see the wiggly line quilting through each block.
Tumbling Jungle- back
This Dr. Seuss print is my favourite of the backing fabrics.
A detail of the Michael Miller Dot Duo binding fabric.
Windy day + Quilt Photo Shoot= Annoyed Hubby
All rolled and ready to go when Hunter arrives!
I used an adorable ribbon with cars on it to tie up the quilt.
I love, love, love this tumbler pattern and I will definitely be making more in my future!

Lynn (aka Buttons)


  1. What a nice and bright baby quilt. I've never tried a tumbler quilt myself.

  2. This is such a cute quilt. That is one very lucky baby. (I have to add that I laughed when you blamed the groundhog for the snow on the ground. I've been saying the same thing all month and people just think I'm nuts.)

  3. This is so cute! I love that dotty binding you used.

  4. wonderful job

  5. Love the colors, especially the green border!

  6. The quilt turned out wonderful. The weather might be playing havoc with you right now, but one day you're going to look at that wind photo and have the biggest smile!

  7. I love your quilt. It looks great in the tumbler pattern. I recently bought a layer in Bungle Jungle and made some bibs by cutting it into charm squares. The I made a simple quilt for my newborn nephew. I have half a layer cake left and think I might make it up in tumblers. It looks SO good.

  8. What a great quilt for a baby! So bright and fun to look at!

  9. Great baby quilt! That line is so great for boys! I must admit, I'm nervous about trying tumblers.

  10. This is a lovely baby quilt. I do like seeing tumblers being used with these gorgeous bright fabrics. Great backing, too.

  11. What a wonderful little baby quilt! That fabric line is pretty darn cute, and the tumbler pattern shows it off nicely. Great finish!

    Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!