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Thread: Tumbling Block Quilt Question

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    Have any of you ever seen where the tumbling block is cut into triangles I think I was told to make a quilt?

    I was asked today if I'd seen it. Seems someone has tweaked the tumbling lock into 3 triangles. Lady wants to make it caused she found it interesting.

    Anyone seen it online anywhere?

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    It is in a book called not my grandmother's tumbling blocks. There is also a video link where she demonstrates how to do it. I will look for the link

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    Thanks

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    link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWpSE...eature=related

    I own the book. Has some great quilt patterns in it...

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    This is Marcia Baker's online site.
    http://shop.online-quilting.com/shop...&category_id=1

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    I have the die you are talking about. I have cut some of them for a quilt I will be making for my brother http://www.accuquilt.com/studio-shop...les-jumbo.html
    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz
    Have any of you ever seen where the tumbling block is cut into triangles I think I was told to make a quilt?

    I was asked today if I'd seen it. Seems someone has tweaked the tumbling lock into 3 triangles. Lady wants to make it caused she found it interesting.

    Anyone seen it online anywhere?

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    Huh...how cool is that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I have the die you are talking about. I have cut some of them for a quilt I will be making for my brother http://www.accuquilt.com/studio-shop...les-jumbo.html
    Quote Originally Posted by clsurz
    Have any of you ever seen where the tumbling block is cut into triangles I think I was told to make a quilt?

    I was asked today if I'd seen it. Seems someone has tweaked the tumbling lock into 3 triangles. Lady wants to make it caused she found it interesting.
    Anyone seen it online anywhere?
    I have done it and regular tumbling blocks. The advantages are NOT having Y seams and making straight vertical lines of half blocks, so putting the whole thing together is simpler, but you have more total seams. If you are new to this sort of geometry, the pieces are a 60* triangle and a 60* diamond. Many rulers will give you the angles you need.

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    I don't get how it's done!! Fascinating!!

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    The triangle and diamond on the left are sewn together, then the triangle and diamond on the right are sewn together. You add more triangle/diamonds above and below each one and when you're done, you sew them together right down the middle seam. Can you picture how the triangles and diamonds go together? It's really easy to do.

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    I'm interested in a Tumbling Block, too.

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    That's amazing. I love love love it.

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    I understand there is a new technique for doing the tumbling block in strips. One of the books I found on line was. "It's not your grandmothers tumbling block" or something very similar. I will try to find the website for you.

    I would love to try it.

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    The book I was talking about is out of print. This book is by the same author and it states that it is the same technique. It is strip pieced. The title is "ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks... and More!" You can get it on Amazon for $22

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Huh...how cool is that.
    LOL!! I just watched the youtube video, and I said the same thing...how cool is that? Off to amazon.com I go to find the book!

    I'm back from amazon...a little pricey for the book and ruler today. I added it to my wish list and maybe Santa will see it!!

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