Whimsical and Wonky Improv Tumbler: Finished Quilt

The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including products from Aurifil.

Our December Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to make something Whimsical and Wonky. I knew just the project. Ever since I made the Improv Tumbler mini almost two years ago for the first MQG Swap I’ve wanted to make another.

I opted to make use my 10” stack of Bright Paisley Dot. I love the bright rainbow of color! I did all of my cutting with a rotary cutter and no ruler. I started by cutting the squares approximately in half, then I cut 2-3 tumbler blocks per piece. This gave me a colorful pile of wonky tumblers, each approximately 5” tall.

Then I worked on my design wall to set the rough layout. I pieced each row, making adjustments as necessary when they were too wonky. Then I attached the rows with smooth curves.

I walking foot quilted with smooth curves using Aurifil 50wt Light Lemon (#2110), similar to my joining seams, and machine bound with a light neutral. The backing was pieced from my Petting Zoo scraps. My 6-year-old daughter walked with me to the park this afternoon to be my quilt holder. We had a lovely, goofy time.

Updated to add: Whimsical and Wonky Improv Tumbler measures 40" x 38".



Happy New Year!

I'm linking up to Michelle's Beauties Pageant, Wendy's Peacock Party, and TGIFF with Anja.

P.S. This is my 31st blog post this month! Thank you for visiting!

14 thoughts on “Whimsical and Wonky Improv Tumbler: Finished Quilt

  1. Kathleen McCormick

    Its wonderful! I love the light binding with the brights; it really came together nicely. Fun that you could have a silly time with your daughter on the whimsical and wonky project photo shoot. Happy New Year!

    1. sarah

      Post author

      Thank you, Gene. I'm so glad it inspires you. I would love to see your project if you end up trying it.

    1. sarah

      Post author

      I've never made a regular tumbler, but I've really had fun making my two improv tumblers. Thank you for hosting the Peacock Party!


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