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Thread: Tumbling blocks pattern

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    Tumbling blocks pattern

    Does any one have a link to a tumbling block pattern made from 1/2 square triangles? I made a quilt from it years ago and now can't dine my pattern.

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    There is a good one with no set in seams on utube. Google it. It is by Marci Baker at Annie's attic.
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    Thanks but I want the one using half square triangles.

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    try Kitsie on the QB, she had a beautiful one on here awhile back.

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    How do I search for her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucky View Post
    Thanks but I want the one using half square triangles.
    Tumbling Blocks are hexagons. Six sides, six 60 degree angles.

    Are you sure you don't mean 60 degree triangles instead of HST patches (45 degree angles)?

    Which is the Marci Baker method/pattern referenced upthread - the 60 degree triangles are sewn into strips, which are then joined.
    You do need to watch your color/value placement.
    But there are no diamond shaped pieces.
    Ergo, no set-in seams.

    Not quite sure how you're going to get a hexagon with patches cut with a 45 degree angle.

    Do you have a picture of the quilt you made?

    And here's the recent hexagon quilt posted by Kitsie:
    Hexagon top done!
    Not the classic Tumbling Blocks, but different color placement. It's GORGEOUS.
    I think this is the tutorial she used :
    http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2010/03...-supplies.html
    Made with 60 degree triangles.
    Last edited by MTS; 01-21-2012 at 04:04 AM.

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    picture of tumbling blocks

    my picture of the tumbling blocks using HST
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    Was it made with Square-in-a-Square blocks? Attachment 304984 Like this one:http://www.sewfabulousquilts.com/Tumblingblock.php
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    No. Half Square Triangles

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucky View Post
    No. Half Square Triangles
    Then just take MST's diagram and put an X in the centre of the box ... voila, HSTs would do it ... though to me, you are taking away from the "real" Tumbling Blocks idea. Depends what you want!

    You could also do it with Flying Geese if that's what you wanted!
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