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Thread: Questions about tumbling block pattern

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    Here is one thread on the one block wonder design:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-25708-1.htm

    You can also do a search on one block wonder or the acronym OBW.

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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!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    One Block Wonders, Kaleidoscopes, Stack & Whack.


    thanks so much for your help. Learning at least five new words a day here!!
    :thumbup:

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    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.

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    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.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35132-1.htm

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    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:

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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:

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