Merry Quilty Christmas!
My Christmas Tumbling Blocks small quilt is done!
This quilt was made with no "y" seams, no templates, no paper piecing. I used only a regular straight quilting ruler and cutting mat. The pieces are triangles and diamonds that are chain pieced into strips and then the strips are sewn together to form the blocks. To learn more about my method for making these Easy Tumbling Blocks, click on this link or visit "My Tutorials" at the top of this page.
Here are a few more pictures of the quilting.
Ready, Set, Quilt!
Since my fabrics in this quilt are very traditional, I decided I wanted to use a quilting pattern similar to ones I have seen on antique quilts.
Walking Foot Curves
To do this I used the walking foot on my home sewing machine and quilted gentle curves over the blocks.
This quilting is interrupted by a very important catnap!
As always, I had my ever present Quilty Kitty Helpers with me in my sewing room.
For the border, I did simple straight line stitching about 1/2" apart.
The I adding my binding by machine and turned and hand stitched it to the back. I always finish my quilts with these quiet hand stitching moments.
My favorite part of quilting is that moment when I complete that last stitch on the back binding ... tie the knot ... snip the threads ... smooth the quilt ... turn the quilt over and see my beautiful quilt finished ... and realize ...
"I made that!"
That wonderful feeling never gets old no matter how many quilts I make, how big or small they are, how much I struggled with them, how imperfect they are.
I am really pleased with my quilt and am planning to make a Tumbling Blocks Baby Quilt someday.
This and all my free tutorials may be found in
If you try this method, please let me know as I would love the feedback. If you piece a quilt this way, I would love to see a picture! If you use this method and post pictures and write about it, please link back to my blog.
I will be making more posts today for the
Sew please stop back later if you have the time.
My Quilty Door is Always Open
Ho! Ho! Ho!