Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Tumbler Quilt for a Baby Boy

I ADORE Pinterest! It is the perfect place for me to hang out- recipes, craft ideas, decor projects and fun for the kids!!  

While perusing good old Pinterest, I pinned several of these "Tumbler" quilts in hopes that one day I would give one a try.  

A few months back, I gave it a try and made this Tumbler Table Runner. It still graces my dining room table and it makes my heart skip each time I see it.  

I recently purchased a charm pack of orange, turquoise and yellow prints perfect for a little boy. I usually make things covered in roses and in pastel shades-- so this was a large departure for me. 

And here it is!  I didn't have enough 5"x 5" squares to make tumbler rows for the whole quilt top so I mixed in a few rows of some matching mini-prints.  

The car and road sign prints are few and far between on the quilt top, but on the back......

...they aren't quite as subtle.  : )

I like how this quilt or floor play-mat can be used with either side facing up.  Both are colourful and eye-catching.  

My boys are 4 and 8 now, so no need for this play-mat to stay around here.  Luckily I have several (younger!) girlfriends who are destined to have babies in the next few months.  I am sure a few of these bundles of joy will be of the "blue" kind and this quilt will find a new home soon.  

Just a quick note - to say thank-you for all of your kind comments lately.  Each and every one makes me smile.  
I really love sharing my crafting, baking and decor exploits here- and to have such a captive audience makes it even more exciting!

Hugs to all,



  1. So pretty - I'm sure anyone would be delighted with such a gift.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. The recipient will be very lucky indeed - it's lovely.

  3. Once again, you are such an inspiration. The colours are fantastic for the little ones. Are they looking after their bathroom?. Take care. Chel

  4. Oh this is so pretty and I agree whoever receives this will be really blessed!

  5. These tumbler quilts are so adorable! Your girlfriends will be blessed! Congrats on owning a mini-caravan. :-) Would love to see pics.

  6. This is beautiful! Thanks for linking up at My World!


  7. Hey Bronwyn!
    Loooove the quilt!
    This is a very odd request, but can I borrow that airplane from you sometime? I have been wanting to take photos of wooden vehicles (airplanes, cars, trains) for Owen's room, but haven't found ones I like yet... but I love that airplane!!!!

  8. LOVE your colour choices and (don't tell passionate quilters out there!!) love simple quilting not the all over stuff....I find that detracts from the fabric and I LOVE fabric!

    Clever Lady Bronwyn xxxxx

  9. Hi Bronwyn, me again. I hope you don't mind but I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award, more details are over on my blog. Take care. Chel x

  10. What an adorable quilt! Perfect for one of the new babies you think will be arriving.
    Thanks so much for coming by and linking this up at my Real Family Fun link party.
    Have a great weekend.

  11. This is wonderful! Love all the bright color and patterns! Great job!

  12. So cute! I think it will look great in pink! I'd love for you to check out our first ever Pattern Party!

  13. such fun bright colors. love it. thanks for sharing.


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