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Thread: Start Toumbling Blocks

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    The start of my first Toumbling Blocks quilt. I had a lot of trouble connecting the rows. I could not get the points to stay sharp or line up with the seams. Sooooo I aplicaed the rows together. Easyer and fast. I figuared if I have to hand sew everything why not do the rows this way.
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    oooooh. That's going to be beautiful!

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    Beautiful start!! :D:D:D

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    I can't wait to see your progress, I think it's going to be stunning, love your color contrast

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    Great job of thinking out of the box!!!

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    What a great idea! It looks neat and points are perfect.

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    It is going to be beautiful!

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    Beautiful! You do great work!

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    My kind of thinking! I see so many patterns with these tiny squares forming what looks like a solid piece and wonder why they can't be appliqued. Maybe I'll try that now!

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    Looks beautiful! For some reason I have a hard time envisioning how this pattern would go together. I look at it and see 3D and just can't make it flat in my brain! LOL My husband loves this pattern...I'd love to make it for him some day, but I don't know if I'll ever be able to make my brain cooperate! LOL

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    it's going to be wonderful, been wanting to try this one too,maybe after the holidays. great job

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    Lovely colours!

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    now that is good.

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    Beautiful

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    I just finished a Tumbling blocks quilt top. I had the same problem. The old pattern I had just said "sew together" but no HOW. This is what I did. I took a block. That was a light top and the med. and dark bottom. I cut the top template into two pieces, making sure I added 1/4 inch. Now I had 4 pieces. Then I made rows going up and down.
    I layed two blocks side by side. That made for a block to be placed below in the middle. At the left there was a place for 1/2 of a block or the left side of the quilt. I proceeded on down the side. Now take the top block and divide it in-two. Pin together the top light piece with the med piece. This is where you will sew. Continue pinning a row of just the light piece and med piece. Pin as many as you want. Sew together. Now take the light piece and the dark piece and pin it together. When pinning be sure you get the top piece going the correct direction. I had to rip a few times to get into the swing of things. Now you have two rows. Pin the two rows together matching light pieces and medium to dark. When sewed together iron. Place the strip on your work surface, which for me was the guest room bed, and then make more rows. This is the only way I could figure out how to put it all together. If you can't understand, just let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritacarl
    I just finished a Tumbling blocks quilt top. I had the same problem. The old pattern I had just said "sew together" but no HOW. This is what I did. I took a block. That was a light top and the med. and dark bottom. I cut the top template into two pieces, making sure I added 1/4 inch. Now I had 4 pieces. Then I made rows going up and down.
    I layed two blocks side by side. That made for a block to be placed below in the middle. At the left there was a place for 1/2 of a block or the left side of the quilt. I proceeded on down the side. Now take the top block and divide it in-two. Pin together the top light piece with the med piece. This is where you will sew. Continue pinning a row of just the light piece and med piece. Pin as many as you want. Sew together. Now take the light piece and the dark piece and pin it together. When pinning be sure you get the top piece going the correct direction. I had to rip a few times to get into the swing of things. Now you have two rows. Pin the two rows together matching light pieces and medium to dark. When sewed together iron. Place the strip on your work surface, which for me was the guest room bed, and then make more rows. This is the only way I could figure out how to put it all together. If you can't understand, just let me know.
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    Riya, post it. I find right now that the way I'm doing it is pretty easy. Try to post the stepd of what you did I would love to see it. I saw a tut on doing it with the diamonds all cut in half sewn in strips then whae you match them up u sew down the middle. It's much easyer that way ...but you have a seam going down every diamond. I think the next time I dod this pattern I'm going to try it this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet Orfini
    The start of my first Toumbling Blocks quilt. I had a lot of trouble connecting the rows. I could not get the points to stay sharp or line up with the seams. Sooooo I aplicaed the rows together. Easyer and fast. I figuared if I have to hand sew everything why not do the rows this way.
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    Awesome! Your doing great!!!

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    WOW,what a great job !

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    What a nice job you are doing with your tumbling block pattern. I will be waiting anxiously to see further progress. I know it's going to be so lovely.
    :D :D :D :D

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