One Block, Two Quilts

I thought I was over my obsession with tumbler quilts, but there are SO many design possibilities with just one block. Here are the two most common designs, but even in that are so many choices with so many outcomes. Here are the two most common layouts for this kind of quilt.. the first is white or off-white blocks alternating with colour. Thank goodness I have a bottomless stash and a design wall!

The second quilt has exactly the same number of blocks, and used the same template. This layout is called lava lamps.. I did allow myself to play with colour. Why do I have so much blue fabric??

The one final thing I played with is the quilting. Confession time. I do appreciate that quilting adds another dimension to quilts, but it is not something I am comfortable with. Luckily I have a friend who loves quilting, and we trade techie computer help (me) with long-arm quilting (her).

I played a bit with contrast, etc in these photos to try and show the quilting more clearly. Love the pattern choices and the quilting by Sandy Lindal, http://www.ScrappyGalQuiltCo.com. Thanks Sandy!!

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