Cheri’s Patriotic Tumbler Block Quilts for Twin Grandsons

Patriotic Themed Tumbler Block Quilts

Parents and grandparents of multiples can probably relate to Cheri’s dilemma. She wanted to make quilts for her grandsons. Normally, this would be a fun and easy project. But because her grandsons are twins, the quilts can’t be exactly the same and they also can’t be too different. Cheri, I can certainly appreciate your struggle! Cheri found a simple solution by making two similar, but different, tumbler block quilts.

Patriotic Themed Tumbler Block Quilts

Patriotic Themed Tumbler Block Quilts

For both of Cheri’s tumbler block quilts she used a muted red, blue and cream color scheme. Her quilts have their slight variation in the cream colored fabrics. One of the quilts uses lighter creams and the other uses darker tan fabrics. It’s just enough variation for these brothers to easily tell their quilts apart.

Tumbler Block Quilt Border, Close up of Longarm Machine Quilted Stars

Center of a Patriotic Tumbler Block Quilt

I love the classic patriotic look of Cheri’s quilts. It’s a color scheme no one grows out of, which is especially important when making a quilt for young kids.

Close up of Patriotic Themed Tumbler Block Quilts

Center of a Patriotic Tumbler Block Quilt

The color scheme was also the inspiration for the quilting design. What goes better with a patriotic quilt than stars? Cheri liked the playfulness of the Stars and Loops pantograph. Both quilts received the same starry treatment. We needed to make sure they had the same quilting design so there wouldn’t be any arguments over who’s was better.

Close up of Patriotic Themed Tumbler Block Quilts

Cheri’s grandson’s now have two very special – and just different enough – tumbler block quilts to snuggle with!

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