String Tumblers by Ricky Tims

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While I love creating totally original quilt designs, I also love finding inspiration in antique quilts. This is one such quilt—inspired by an antique. I saw a string quilt where the units were the shape of “tumblers”. I realized that by shaking it up, and careful fabric placement, a it could become a very contemporary quilt. In case you don’t know, a string quilt is one that is made by sewing strips of fabrics together in varying widths. The final shape of the units can be cut from these striped-pieced fabrics. I had fun finding some whimsical fabrics for this quilt. If was featured on an episode of The Quilt Show.


Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!


#1 Jacky 2021-11-26 15:35
I love this type of quilt pattern thank U so much.

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