Do you ever feel the need to just cut and sew with minimal decision making effort that could (possibly) muck up the sheer enjoyment of it all? I gazed around my tiny little quilt room after I came home, looking at my lists and the incomplete projects thinking 'meh', feeling kind of restless and just wanting to play.
Tiny Tumblers quilt top
Plus, I think I needed a jump start. You know how it is. Somehow summer snuck away when my back was turned and the cozy, warm fall colors were calling my name louder than any of the UFQ's cluttering up the counters.
I dug out the tiny tumbler pattern that I've been promising myself would be made sometime in the Summer (yeah right, still wondering which Summer that was?). The template is so small there was no need to dig through the stash and waste precious moments of indecision there. Which is what I wanted anyway. The scrap basket is much more fun when you're feeling the urge to just blow something out. lol
On the design wall before sewing it together
I ended up making the smaller of the Tiny Tumbler patterns, but of course I had to make it a smidge bigger so it would properly fit the table where it will eventually be displayed. I played around with the setting of the tumblers for a few minutes and then thought 'why bother?' I personally love the look of thrown together scrappiness, which is good because somehow a couple rows got mixed up when I was sewing them. I am so prescient sometimes it scares me.*wink