Tumble ‘Round Quilt

Tumble 'Round Quilt by Amy Friend from Intentional Piecing

It’s poppy time of year.  In fact, I took this photo just one year and 5 days ago, the last time this field of poppies was in full bloom.  So, I thought it was fitting to share this quilt today!

I call this quilt Tumble ‘Round and the pattern can be found in my book, Intentional Piecing.  I think of this block as a spinning propeller of some sort and the feeling of motion is accentuated by the color placement in the “blades”, the directional print, and the concentric circle quilting.

Tumble 'Round Quilt by Amy Friend from Intentional Piecing
I was fortunate to be able to take some pictures at an antique auto collectors home.  This car was the perfect match and the owner was kind enough to drive it into his field of dandelions for me.  I love this shot!

Thanks for visiting! I hope your summer is off to a great start.



  1. Eileen Mullinas says:

    I love this pattern, I purchased the book so I could get this pattern. I also like your choice of fabric. I hope to see you at Quilt Com in Savannah in 2017

  2. Your patterns are beautiful, Amy! How did you quilt the concentric circles on this quilt? Did you mark them all ahead of time, or just mark the first circle and echo quilt off that one? The quilting lines really do create that illusion that the blocks are spinning!

  3. Judy Sturm says:

    Love this quilt and especially your color selection. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very cool. I love the shot with the poppies! It’s interesting how you used both print and piecing to create movement. I had to look closely!

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