GOBLET AND TUMBLER QUILT


Goblet and tumbler quilt

Goblet and tumbler quilt

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.

Cutting requirements

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 triangles

Make half square triangles

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.

 

 

 

Goblet quilt block layout

Goblet quilt block layout

Sew the patches in pairs

Sew the patches in pairs

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.

 

Completed goblet quilt block

Completed goblet quilt block

Rotate every other goblet block

Rotate every other goblet block

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

Mark the fabric using the tumbler template

Mark the fabric using the tumbler template

Use the template both ways up

Use the template both ways up

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 in pairs

Sew the tumblers in pairs

Offset the tumblers against each other

Offset the tumblers against each other

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.

 

Cut the last tumbler in half

Cut the last tumbler in half

Sew a half tumbler to the end of the rowquilt blocks

Sew a half tumbler to the end of the row

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 of tumblers to the rows of goblets

Sew the rows of tumblers to the rows of goblets

Add a 2.1/2" tumbler at the end

Add a 2.1/2″ tumbler at the end

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.

 

 

Cut four cornerstone squares

Cut four cornerstone squares

Part tumblers at the end of each strip

Part tumblers at the end of each strip

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″.

 

 

Border for the goblet and tumbler quilt

Border for the goblet and tumbler quilt

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.

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Comments

  1. Carolyn McAllister says:

    Rose, you are amazing! How do you get so many quilts made? I have been working on the same 9 patch quilt for 6 months and I work on it every day…yipes! Thank you for all your help and just being around to give encouragement.
    Carolyn

    • Hi Carolyn. Don’t forget that I often only make the tops – I have piles of unfinished projects in the spare rooms. Glad you enjoy the website.

  2. Pat Birch says:

    I had to stare at the still picture,then I saw the goblets. Scrolling down your video really makes them stand out. Very nice indeed

    • Thanks, Pat. Yes, I think it’s more easy to see one on its own than several sewn together.

      • Sue Hunt says:

        Hi Pat, I love both tops. I also had to look a min. before I saw the goblet. I can’t even say I have much in unfinished tops. I can’t figure how many hrs people spend quilting it takes time to cut them to start with I think I’m just slow. What is your secret? Great job. Sue

        • Hi Sue. I think the secret is probably adoring what I do – I feel truly lucky to be able to quilt all day long. I think that cutting becomes quicker the more you do. When I am entering a quilt in a show it takes me much, much longer to make it!

  3. Hi Rose, You have done it again with another lovely quilt for us to have a go at. This quilt looks easy to make and would make a lovely present for
    someone special. Where do you find the time to think up lovely patterns for us ! Thank you Rose xx

    • Hi Jean. Thanks for your kind comments. I think that it is an easy quilt. I just thought it would be an unusual and fun quilt to make.

  4. Pat Barry, AR, USA says:

    This is wonderful – the goblet is great. The template link worked well.
    Thanks so much for all you do, Rose. The fun is in making the tops.

    • Thanks, Pat. I’m glad the template link works – I was slightly nervous about that. I agree the patchworking is fun, but I also find the quilting itself very satisfying (when I get to do it).

  5. Hi Rose, another lovely quilt for us to enjoy, thanks for all the inspiration that you give I am so enjoying this new craft, although I must say cutting out takes a lot of time!
    Heather

    • Thanks, Heather. I’m glad you’re enjoying quilting – it quickly becomes addictive! With a rotary cutter you can cut up to four layers of fabric at a time and that helps to speed up the cutting.

  6. mary Holmes says:

    I love the wine and goblet pattern. I had 12 red hat gals that I just left in Oregon to come back to California. I miss them dearly but I missed my kids even more. I am planning on making each one of my ladies a lap quilt and this one will be the first for my Lady of the Lake, (royal name,) Sandy who does like her glass of wine. Will let you know how it goes.
    P.S. I love your website and your stories. Your such a real person.
    Thanks

    • Thanks, Mary. I hope you’re settling well back in California. You’re going to be busy making all those lap quilts – I look forward to hearing how you get on.

  7. Hi Rose,
    Just recently signed up for your newsletter & free patterns.
    Wanted to comment on the Birmingham Festival of Quilts Show. I had the privilege of attending last year (I live in Greece), FABULOUS!!!!! I hope I have the chance in the future to attend again. Thanks for the free patterns.

    • Hi Madelyn. Goodness – you came a long way to the Festival of Quilts. I really enjoyed my day there. I’m hoping to travel further to quilt shows in the coming years. Do you have any in Greece?

  8. Hi Rose,
    I look forward to all your newsletters, they are so inspirational. The goblet and tumbler quilt looks really novel. My daughter wants a table runner and I am thinking of using a goblet and two tumbler rows as the pattern for it. As we often have a glass of wine around the table, it seems very appropriate.

  9. carole preston says:

    hi do you have patterns for cathedral window made with a sewing machine please thank you carole

  10. Hi Rose,
    Love your Goblet & Tumbler quilt. You are such a clever lady to come up with so many different patterns. I look forward to your emails only to see what you will come up with next. I agree with the gal who thought this would make a great table runner.

  11. Bobbie Bartlett says:

    Hi Rose, I love the tumbler and goblet quilt pattern. My son-in-law adores his wine and has had a wine cellar built into his dining-room, it’s circular and has a spiral staircase and glass top which opens electrically. So, you can imagine he is very, very keen. I am going to make him this quilt for his Christmas present – it is so apt! May I send you a photo when it is finished, I am using black and white stripe, black and white spot and a black and white London scene print – really excited. I love so many of the quilts you make and always look forward to receiving them. Thank you so much.

    • Hi Bobbie. That sounds like a very special wine cellar. Don’t tell him that my wine just lives on the bottom shelf in the cupboard! The goblet quilt would look amazing in black and white as you’ve described. Yes, I would love to see a photo.

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