This is not the finished project but shows the fabrics from the charm pack I used (which was several years old at that point). The tumblers are 3" finished and I used an acrylic template I bought at JoAnn's Fabrics. That set me on a course to cut up a lot of my scraps with the tumbler template. Tumbler quilts kept catching my eye, such as these beauties:
http://auntiesquaintquilts.blogspot.com/2009/11/tumbler-quilt.html made from a single line of fabric
http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/2009/11/feast-for-your-eyes-on-thanksgiving-low.html A batik beauty--scroll down for the selvage tumbler quilt!
This cute child's one with rick rack trim http://caraquilts.blogspot.com/2010/01/friday-night-sew-in.html
A spring-y charity tumbler http://hangingonbyaneedleandthread.blogspot.com/2010/02/spring-green.html
Love this scrappy, antiquey one http://creativeribbons.blogspot.com/2009/11/tumbler-and-hexies.html
Funky mod baby tumbler http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/09/sweet-baby-quilt.html
Another sweet spring one, this time with the shape cut more sharply http://quilt-it.blogspot.com/2010/01/little-romance.html
A very LARGE tumbler quilt seen at a show http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2009/11/some-of-my-favorite-quilts-at-show.html
http://dquilts.blogspot.com/2010/01/tumbler-quilt.html followed by this one she made for herself, just as huge!
This darling doll quilt tumbler makes me want to squeal http://www.spunsugarquilt.com/2009/11/love-my-sampler-box.html
Scroll down past her other WIPs for a tumbler top finish http://www.spunsugarquilt.com/2009/11/love-my-sampler-box.html
Tazzie is a seriously talented quilter who I share a love of repros with http://tazziequilts.blogspot.com/2009/10/tumblers.html
Some American Jane http://thatsillylildoe.typepad.com/that_silly_lil_doe/2008/12/holiday-wips.html in a Tumbler quilt. I think the jelly roll kit my SIL bought me last summer has this line.
and finally, another reproduction fabrics tumbler, so scrappy and pretty http://thequiltingb.blogspot.com/2009/11/back-into-sewing.html
Do you explore other bloggers' blog rolls? I love to see where other folks get their inspirations and sometimes spend an hour (or more!) hopping around. I get a lot of pleasure from this and find myself smiling as I do. It's a great way to escape from the drama and worries of the week!
Tomorrow I'll share the two projects I've worked on this week in the sewing room. I have a finished top and a finished bag that need to pose outside. Happy Friday!