The Free Motion Quilting Project: Tumble Through the Looking Glass Quilt Pattern

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tumble Through the Looking Glass Quilt Pattern

It's Quilty Box time! Yep, this post will contain affiliate links that help support our business. This month we received an awesome box filled with tools and supplies selected by Angela Pingel, including a precut pack of her beautiful new fabric line Curious Dreams!

I decided to slice up these 10-inch precut squares into tumbler shapes using Template #3 from the Dresden Plate Template Set and piece them together in matching rows to create these beautiful diamond shapes.

I randomly arranged the diamond shapes with lots of white background tumblers to add lots of negative space. I wanted this quilt to look fractured and split apart, much like it must look to Alice as she tumbles through the Looking Glass!

Learn how to piece this beautiful quilt in this new quilting tutorial:

Click Here to find the free quilt pattern.

Make sure to experiment a bit with the tumblers so you get the hang of piecing them together. It's hard to describe how to align the shapes so I created this little graphic. You want the pieces to line up so that you're stitching through both tumbler shapes from the first stitch.

Once you get the hang of aligning the tumbler shapes, piecing them together is a speedy chain piecing process. Dad pieced the tumblers into matching rows, then pieced the rows together to create the quilt top.

The finished size of this quilt is 50 x 60 and I did add an extra 3 inch border around the edges just to finish it off nicely. I love the combination of the simple diamond shapes and random arrangement. There's no rhyme or reason to this quilt, which fits just perfectly with the book it was inspired by!

What do you think of this quilt? Do you like tumbler shapes? With the many tumblers in the Dresden Plate Template Set, I'm excited to dig into this shape and explore all the ways it can be arranged and pieced!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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