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Thread: Questions about tumbling block pattern

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    Hi all

    I found this youtube tutorial here with this amazing tumbling block pattern that is made with the strip piecing method.
    I just wonder whether it does loose the 3-D effekt if it is done that way?
    I was trying to do the corner of an attic window with two triangles out of the frame fabrics (sure hope this is understandable) to avoid the y - seam and it did not look good at all so I had to go with the y - seam.
    But on a tumbling block pattern there are so many of them!? Does anyone have a pattern of a "regular" made one.

    thanks for reading
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    Here is a paper pieced pattern:

    http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TumblingBlocksBlock.html

    An English paper hand sewn pattern:
    http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/baby-tu...cks/index.html

    Best machine sewn pattern:

    http://www.karencombs.com/patterns.htm

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    thanks so much for the links

    do you have experience whether the strip piecing ruins the 3 - D effect. It would be so much easier to make.

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    I've not done it that way myself granny, but as long as you have the 3 "shades" and they are positioned correctly the "how" should not matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    thanks so much for the links

    do you have experience whether the strip piecing ruins the 3 - D effect. It would be so much easier to make.
    The 3-D effect remains even with the easy method

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    I've done the cubes in One Block Wonders which are constructed in strips, and they have a great 3-D effect.

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    Oh thanks so much, the quilterscache one is PP, isnt it? And it really looks great.

    What is "one block wonders" and do you have pics from that one too?

    Granny_59

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    Oh thanks so much, the quilterscache one is PP, isnt it? And it really looks great.

    Granny_59
    No it's not paper pieced. I just sewed it patchwork style. I got in a rhythm of what color to put next, (with a picture on the wall). It was actually pretty quick!

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    Well I'll be darned! http://www.quilterscache.com/T/TumblingBlocksBlock.html It is shown paperpieced, but I didn't do that. I just cut accurately, and started sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    Oh thanks so much, the quilterscache one is PP, isnt it? And it really looks great.

    What is "one block wonders" and do you have pics from that one too?

    Granny_59
    Here's the quilt with cubes
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35771-1.htm

    One Block Wonders - method of constructing hexagons by strip method. Books by Maxine Rosenthal - and Cutebuns is currently running a tutorial on the board, go to Virtual Section - select One Block Wonders, Kaleidoscopes, Stack & Whack.

    The cubes are in the book One Block Wonders Encore, or there is new book out in April, One Block Wonders Cubed, see
    http://www.amazon.com/One-Block-Wond...5904906&sr=8-1

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