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A few years ago my quilt guild did a nickle exchange and I made this quilt, that I still need to quilt and bind. I’m hoping to do that in the next couple of months. Sorry the picture is not very good. I took it downstairs. This is only a quarter of it. This thing is huge.Amazingly I had left over nickles. A lot actually. I have a bunch I made into flying geese for a Dutchman’s puzzle. It’s in the block stage now. With the rest I cut into tumblers or buckets as my DD called them. I had seen a couple tumbler quilts in blogland and wanted to try my hand at it. I used them as my leaders and enders and it wasn’t long before I had this. Not bad for leftovers


  • Trisha says:

    Awesome uses for all your nickles!

  • Anonymous says:

    I am such a Limey – I have no idea what a nickle exchange is, but the results are fabulous!!

  • Shari says:

    I think fabric breeds in the boxes as no matter how much I pull out and use, there just seems to be more and I can't close the lid… I so look forward to the day when I can empty a box…

    These quilts are great. The tumbler is one of my favourites, although I hand-pieced mine, I want to learn to do them on the machine, just a little wary of off-setting the seam. Suppose I will have to practice.

    Love your new logos. Holly has done a great job!

    Hugs – Shari

  • Unknown says:

    That nickel quilt is just stunning. Too bad you couldn't get the whole quilt in the photo. But it is great that you still had leftovers! Just wonderful quilts.

  • Jeanette says:

    What is a nickel?

    Love both quilts, and I too want to try a tumbler one of these days.

    Hey, I saw your quilts at Quilter's Haven the other day, they are darling!

  • jovaliquilts says:

    Wow, so much from one exchange! Isn't it amazing what you can do with leaders, enders, and a little organization?

  • Ruthie says:

    Great nickel quilt. Did you use a pattern?

  • antique quilter says:

    great quilts, I love scrappy quilts. thanks for sharing them with us!

  • Karen says:

    I can see that the first quilt is quite large! A very good use of your "nickles" I like scrap quilts so much. It is always fun to study the fabrics and remember where they came from, etc.

  • Myra says:

    Two wonderful quilt tops there Em!! Wonderful!
    I gotta remember to do the leaders and enders with purposeful pieces like that!
    What are these nickles you speak of?

  • hetty says:

    Love your quilt! The tumbler one is lovely too! I guess I am in the 'nickle-naive' group. Are they 5in. squares? And what about the 'leaders' and 'enders'? Not quite sure what they are either.

  • quiltingnana says:

    isn't it great to make something out of left overs and scraps…a challenge that always brings me pleasure

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Great nickel quilt and I love your leftover quilt too.

  • Teresa says:

    I just love it and want to make one too. Someday, maybe.

  • Wanda says:

    Not bad AT ALL!!!

  • Stina Blomgren says:

    Love both of them… and that is a fun idea to do with your friends.. swap nickels…:o)

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh WOW!!! I love your quilt patterns. You are sooooo talented!

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