Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday... I don't remember the line from "The Godfather" but I remember it from "You've Got Mail."
Do you have days where you can't figure out what day it is? And even when you keep reminding yourself that it's Wednesday, it just won't stick. I suppose it doesn't really matter... except that it does when you've got something you have to do on a specific day.
I've been a day ahead or a day behind all week long. Since Saturday. Which I would have bet the farm was Sunday. Except that on Sunday, it didn't feel like Sunday. Sure, NFL football was on, but they've got Saturday, Monday night and Thursday night football so that isn't any big help. Do you see why I'm confused?
The funny part is that on Monday, I was scrambling to get something ready for Tuesday. Only it wasn't needed on Tuesday. I was scheduled for today, Wednesday. Even though I KNEW I was scheduled for Wednesday, September 25th, I still called my brother this morning to wish him a Happy Birthday! His birthday is the 26th. Tomorrow. I knew that.
My head hurts.
I'm betting yours does too.
Let's take a deep breath...
But back to today - have you been over to the Moda... The Cutting Table blog? It's Crumbler time! Why does that always make me start humming... "crumblin', crumblin', crumblin'... keep them quilters crumblin'...Rawhide!" Okay, so the last part doesn't fit but I couldn't think of something that did. (Suggestions appreciated.)
I've already napped on the sofa with this one...
When I wrote the Cutting Table post, I forgot to mention the Moda Dessert Rolls! At 5" wide by 42" long, they're tailor-made for The Crumbler. And wouldn't these - Floral Gatherings and Floral Gatherings Shirtings by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings be perfect? The two rolls would also make a very nice size quilt.
And no, I still don't have the handles on this yet...
Two mini charm packs of Scrumptious, three fat quarters, a 1/2 yard or so of Bella No. 97. I didn't really have a pattern, I just made it up as I went along. The tumblers were cut at the base of the Lil' Crumbler and no, I didn't worry about the pinked edges. The white background crumblers are narrower than the print crumblers, and there is a 3/4" finished background between the tumblers and the base. The base was made with a 4" x 21" strip from a fat quarter. The strip at the was cut at 2" and it was added after I had quilted the rest of it so I wouldn't have to stop-and-start neatly. My pieced panel measured 18 1/2" wide x 16" tall after quilting and trimming. The lining was cut the same size and both inside and outside layers are finished with box corners. Oh, and I bound the top edge to finish it. It's machine-stitched on the outside for a top-stitching look.
Did I mention that the two sides are different?
The side on the left has five vertical rows and the white background crumblers are a skosh narrower than the print crumblers. The side on the right has six vertical rows and the white background crumblers are narrower than they are on the other side. Frame Magic on my phone.
The red polka dot handles! Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts sells them in her shop - they're listed under Our Favorite Things. I have some on order - black and red - and as soon as I have them, I'll get them listed too. They are cute, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to make another bag soon.
While on the subject of tumblers, the one question I'm asked the most is "are they hard to make"? It's the angles - they make it look harder than it is. If you can sew squares or rectangles together and get the points to match up, you can sew tumblers! Seriously - it's the same. Don't let the angle throw you off. If you're matching them up wide-part-to-wide-part and narrow-part-to-narrow-part, the two rows will nestle into each other when you put them together. You don't have to worry about angles meeting at a certain point 1/4" from the edge and so on. If the seams are pressed open, the seams match up in the same way they do for squares and rectangles. If the seams are pressed in one direction - or alternating directions - the seams abut in exactly the same way they do for squares and rectangles.
One more picture... okay, two. But they're two versions of the same new Schnibble coming next week. They're off to the quilter... better pictures then. (Or maybe not... but I'll try.)
This is the one on the back cover. It's made with an assortment of American Jane charm squares and my favorite American Jane pindot. It measures 52" x 52". This is the quilt on the back cover... even though I made this one first. It was after making the big stars and seeing them on the design wall that it occurred to me I could make a quilt with just big stars.
And I could use some really wonderful fabric by PamKittyMorning...
That's it for today... is it still Wednesday?
It is... but not for long. And maybe not when you're reading this... but that's not my problem. Thinking about it will just confuse me and I have a couple more patterns to finish... and I have to call my brother.