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Thread: Instant gratification quilt!

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    This is a tiny baby quilt I popped together for a friend.

    Tumbling blocks in blue
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    it may be tiny but it sure is cute!
    BTW how tiny is it?

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    PRETTY!!!

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    I think it turned out to be about 34x36 - my mind is slippery when it comes to details. I decided not to put a border on it to make it bigger...she just wanted something to hang over the crib.
    Shelly

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    That is beautiful! I love the colors. My mother in law is working on one right now with similar colors. You did an excellent job!

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    Very pretty. Thanks for sharing. Was it hard to do. I really like these quilts and it is on my someday list.

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    This one is also on my someday list!

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    jumperfamily~
    I really like this. YOu do really nice work!
    If I ever get to one of these, it will probably be called something like "crumbling blocks".

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    It sure doesn't look easy........I never tried one......no triangles, one of these days......lol good job :D :D

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    Nice! Which method did you use? I've seen tumbling blocks done a couple different ways, the most reasonable seems to be strip piecing.

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    It always seemed like too much trouble to do tumbling blocks until I saw a brilliant person on TV (don't remember who) do it with the strip piecing / 60 degree angles method. There are no inset seams and it is a snap to put together. I don't have a pattern to link you to, I just watched and copied! :mrgreen: It went together FAST. It took me as long to hand-stitch the binding as it did to piece the blocks.
    Shelly

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    Oh how pretty, I adore the tumbling block design. Love the blues, what a lucky little guy :D :D :D

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    I'll have to try to find that strip piecing instructions. That sure is nice and such pretty colors!

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    I would love to have instructions to do that with strips. Have always wanted to do one but can't do y seams.

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    That's so sweet jumper! I love the blues. So bright and cheerful. Good job!

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    BEAUTIFUL, Shelly!!!

    Sure would like to have those instructions, too!!! I'll give a look tomorrow to see if I can find a link somewhere or a video somewhere.

    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    jumperfamily~

    If I ever get to one of these, it will probably be called something like "crumbling blocks".
    Mine would be called bumbling blocks :mrgreen:

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    Shelly,

    Just adorable!!!

    Lee

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    I did a quick google and this turned up in HGTV's Simply Quilts.

    http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_qlt/article/0,,HGTV_3876_1751190,00.html

    Does this look like the method you used jumperfamily?

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    Yep, Celeste, that's pretty much it! Thanks for finding it.
    Now I'm on to bigger and better. In fact, Lee, I'm about to attempt to duplicate the beautiful block in your avitar with my leftover bits of blue! (Hope you don't mind!)
    Shelly

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    Shelly, got the pattern out of Australia Patchwork & Quilting Annual 2005. I posted pictures of the Carpenter's Wheel already if you want to take a look at it. Just tweeked the pattern a little to change the dimensions.

    Lee

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    That is beautiful and is on my "to do" list!
    If you ever remember the link where you
    found the "easy" way to put it together, let
    us know.

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    That quilt is just adorable!

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    Very nice!!! One of my favorite quilt patterns.

    I'm a fairly new quilter, and much as I love tumbling blocks, it has been very intimidating. I And here you say you "popped it together"!!!! LOL!!!!

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    That is so cute. I love the color and that is one of my favorite patterns.

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