Saturday, October 09, 2010

From Idea to Reality!

The "idea" that I posted this morning is now a reality. I have made a version of the table runner.


I have also posted a video of the technique, that I call the Split Tumbler, on YouTube.  Here it is for your education and amusement.  I confess that we did at least three takes.  Somehow my tongue didn't want to say the right words. 




Also, I got permission to show the commission quilt. So here it is:

16 comments:

Pat said...

GREAT work....and I'm glad to know you don't get all your videos done on just one take! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very clever!

AMKreations said...

Lovely quilt...those bright colors are amazing!

Lindi said...

What a joyeous quilt! It looks fabulous, Gene.

Barb said...

Wow, you have had a busy day.....love the quilt! Cute runner.

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow they both came out great!!

Jackie said...

Gene, A great video! I especially like the idea of marking the dies with a sharpie. Gene...ius!! I love your commission quilt. Just gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Oh my, I love the penny whistle serenade on both ends of this video! I also like the demonstration of the GO tumbler block and variations thereof. Had to giggle when you mentioned ironing a couple times, who me? LOL...not unless absolutely necessary! Great demonstration, music and all!

Andrea said...

I love that quilt- so unique and Gene-y lol ! You had better practise those videos for when you're famous haha xxx

Beeshebags said...

I love the colours on the latest commission quilt Gene....they certainly 'pop' hey? Hugs Naomi

Des said...

oh my word Gene, you're a smarty pants!!
Great idea, great job!!

sewmeow said...

Loved your new video, Gene, and sure didn't appear to be "3 takes"...great! Thanks for doing these ideas of yours. Bet you're glad that BIG quilt is finished....looks good.

Corrie said...

Oh Gene, it's so great to see & hear you! What a great demo. Cute shirt too. You GO Man!

Jandi said...

Way to Go! Gene! You're making me more and more desperate to make a tumbler quilt. I just need to finish a (ton) few other things first!

Irina said...

WOW, I love the quilt on the bed! and the table runner... blue and yellow, I like that combination of colours!

Melissa said...

Hurray to you for finishing it with that batting. Looks great!