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One Block Wonders, Kaleidoscopes, Stack & Whack.
thanks so much for your help. Learning at least five new words a day here!!
:thumbup:Originally Posted by granny_59
My sister did the tumbling block pattern like that and it looked great. I have tried the attic window using the half square triangles and it came out pretty good. Give it another try. I hate "y" seams.
It definitely does not lose the 3-D effect. It's strip quilted, meaning you cut strips, sew strips and sew more strips. The "blocks" are sew as half-blocks, vertically, making a strip, then the strips are sewn together, matching the other half of the block.
The instruction booklet I used was "Not Your Grandmother's Tumbling Blocks."
Here's a link to some pictures of the one I just finished. Getting ready to do another as soon as I get a couple of other things off my table.
boah........that looks great and very 3 - D!!
It did also read cutebuns tutorial: amazing.
With all this great stuff on this board I have a hard time to sit on my sewing anymore :oops:
I think the strip-pieced method works best with small-scale prints. Anything large scale or directional would emphasize the mismatch due to the strip assembly.
Mine (or I should say Pat's) was done the traditional method with Y-seams. Definitely a learning experience.
Details of Pat's Blocks
I should have said to be sure to pick your colors with a very light light, a very dark dark, then pick a medium which fits nicely in between. If your 3 colors are too close in value, you won't get the "pop" of the 3-D effect you're looking for with this quilt.
To make the seams in the strip piecing methods blend in, try using small prints, blenders, something that the seam lines are not so notiecable. :wink: Large prints, geometric designs, stripes, etc will be more noticeable as you can't line up the designs when sewing the strips together.
thanks so much for the advice, I just figured to get the best results that way, which means I have to buy more fabric. my to do list is getting longer and longer. :lol: