15 July, 2015

Blaming Bonnie!

July's BOM ~ plus the ever-growing "TMX2"
I'm blaming Bonnie, Bonnie Hunter, that is; she's responsible for my latest obsession... tumblers! She issued this Leader-Ender challenge for July, that's all it took. I was in. I have charms. I have a die cutter, this was a no-brainer. Wow... it's growing like weeds under the influence of Miracle Gro. It all began so innocently. I was working on piecing something else. The tumblers snuck in under the presser foot... then there were more... and more
Pairs turned into groups and before long there were entire rows... arghh! I set to work this morning on the block for tomorrow's "Creative Options" BOM at my LQS. Whoa. Before I knew it I'd already gotten six rows together while piecing other things. This wasn't at all intentional. Okay, I'm no longer blaming Bonnie; now I am thanking her. I've always wanted a charm quilt made from tumblers. What was I keeping those boxes of charms for anyway? TMX2 is now underway; thank you, Bonnie! It didn't take much persuasion, I'm easily coerced when it comes to new projects... sigh.
Life is Good!

6 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'm using the paired HSTs as leaders enders . . . amazing how fast they get done! Happy tumbler-ing . . .

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I've wanted to make a tumbler quilt for the longest time and finally ordered the die a couple of days ago - it arrived today! My decision was made independently of Bonnie, but maybe I should just blame her anyway. ha!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Hahahah!! just caught this on my facebook newsfeed! Imagine scrolling down and seeing your name HUGE on the screen! Looking good!!

cityquilter grace said...

i have 2 tumbler projects going and fortunately they are both packed away someplace along with my templates so i resisted this L/E challenge..BUT a very kind, generous quilter gifted me with yet another box of fabric, this time all kinds, not just civil war so i too am covered for new projects...LOL

LizA. said...

I've been resisting this since I already have a tumblers quilt but, after seeing yours I'm thinking I should crank a bunch of scraps thru the GoCutter and make a tumbler quilt for Project Linus.

Janet O. said...

I'm not doing the L/E challenge, but I still blame Bonnie for things--like the closet full of thrift store shirts in my sewing room. : )
Your tumblers are really moving quickly!