This quilt pattern uses both the goblet quilt block and the tumbler quilt block in alternating rows with tumblers down the side of the quilt top as well. The overall measurements are 48″ wide by 58″ long. I have used 1 yard each of white and dark brown, with 3/4 yard each of light brown and blue fabric.
2.7/8″ squares: sixty each in dark brown/white
2.1/2″ squares: thirty dark brown
2.1/2″ by 4.1/2″ rectangles: sixty white
4.1/2″ strips for the tumblers: six strips each of light brown/blue
2.1/2″ strips for the border: five strips of dark brown
Making the goblet quilt block
Make half square triangle units with all the 2.7/8″ squares. Place a dark brown and a white square with right sides together and mark a line along one of the diagonals. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangle units.
Lay the squares out as shown to make a goblet shape. The white rectangles are placed on the left and the bottom. There is a 2.1/2″ brown square in the middle and three half square triangles to complete the goblet shape.
Sew the squares in the top right corner together in pairs and then sew the pairs together to make a four patch unit. Sew the left hand white rectangle to this four patch unit and then sew the bottom row to this.
Make thirty of the completed goblet quilt blocks. Sew them together in pairs, rotating every other block so that they face each other. Sew the pairs together to make five rows of six blocks each.
Making the tumbler quilt block
Cut the tumblers from 4.1/2″ strips of fabric using the template. Download the template here and then cut the shape in card. To save fabric, turn the template upside down for every other tumbler block. That way you can use the line on the right from the previous marking each time. Cut along the marked lines.
Sew the tumblers together in pairs in alternate colours and with each tumbler the other way up from the one next to it. Note that in the right hand photo the blue is slightly above the brown at the top and the brown sticks out a little at the bottom. This is so that the two blocks form a straight line. You actually need the two fabrics to be in line with each other 1/4″ from the edge because that’s where you will be sewing the seam.
Sew six pairs of tumblers together for each row. Fold the last tumbler over on itself and cut in half. Sew the half tumbler that you have cut to the other end of the row. Now you should have a row of tumblers with a half tumbler at each end. The reason for this is to give you a straight edge at each end of the row. Make six rows in this way.
Assembling the goblet and tumbler quilt
Sew the rows together with a tumbler row at the top and bottom and between each goblet row. I wanted the tumblers to frame the quilt top as well, so I have made two strips of fourteen tumblers (seven of each colour). At each end of these two strips, sew a 2.1/2″ part tumbler. In the photo on the right the 2.1/2″ is measured across the bottom as this is the edge that will be sewn to the quilt top.
For the cornerstones cut four 4.1/2″ blue squares. You should be able to cut these from some of the leftover fabric strips. Sew one to each end of the two side strips. Sew these strips to the sides of the goblet and tumbler quilt top. As you can see, you have different sized part tumblers either side of the cornerstones – the one on the top row is a half tumbler while the one on the right has been cut at 2.1/2″.
Finally, one last border made using 2.1/2″ strips of dark brown fabric. You will need two 44/1/2″ long for the top and bottom and two 58.1/2″ long for the sides. This serves two functions: it provides a good frame for the quilt and it is also much more easy to sew the binding to a single strip of fabric (without lots of seams) than to a patchwork strip with lots of seams.
That completes the goblet and tumbler quilt top. It is now ready for layering, quilting and binding.
Here’s the video:
And if you want to see something about my trip to Festival of Quilts, you’ll find it here.