Easy Tumbling Blocks
Really Easy Tumbling Blocks
This is what I have been "playing with" the last two days.
My friend Kathy, who is a new quilter, asked me about this pattern and I had never made it before, although it has long been on my "To Do List." We looked at some of the patterns and tutorials online and I said I would try to figure it out and get back to her. I am sew glad Kathy gave me the nudge to give this a try. The challenge was to use easy cutting and piecing techniques.
These tumbling blocks were constructed without templates, without a specialty ruler, without "y" seams, without marking dots and lines on the fabric, without starting and stopping and rotating the units and starting and stopping again.
I used my rotary cutter, regular straight edge rulers and my cutting mat to cut the diamonds and triangles.
I laid out the fabric pieces and chain pieced the diamonds and triangles together in strips.
Then I simply pinned and sewed the strips together, removing the pins as I went.
It was sew easy!
Tutorial with lots of pictures coming tomorrow.