Sandy is making a fabulous top that she’s named Texas Tumbler using the Inklingo 2″ 60-degree diamond collection, the Inklingo 1″ 60-degree hexagon collection and the Inklingo 60-degree star point add-on 1.0/2.0 collection.
“Texas Tumbler began because I wanted to use my fabric scraps. I have lots of little pieces here and there that are left from other projects and I have this need to use what I have – making do. I love the look of tumbling blocks so I started with Inklingo 2 inch Diamond Collection and made the Tumbling Blocks. I have a Canon MG5420 printer that I purchased on sale and it works wonderfully with custom sizes so I can print various diamonds on various pieces of scrap fabric. I printed on scraps and put like colors together – light, medium, dark – to make my tumbling blocks. After I’d hand pieced a number of them, I put them up on my design wall, stepped back, taking a good look and discovered I just didn’t like the look of it. For me they needed something.
I was already making Texas Stars from Inklingo Star Point Collection and Inklingo Hexagons, so I started combining the Texas Stars with the Tumbling Blocks in various combinations. I finally decided on a neutral Texas Star in between the Tumbling Blocks and came up with my Texas Tumbler. This quilt top is still in the design stage. What I have so far is the center. I will probably be adding something neutral all around…maybe more Texas Stars to allow for more focus on the Tumbling Blocks. I still have lots of neutral scraps of fabric…or I just may have to dip into my stash. I have lots of neutrals in my stash too.”