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RedWhite&Blue Tumbling Blocks

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 taught by Laura Nownes

Learn new quilting techniques, make new friends and create a sampler quilt! Laura Nownes demonstrates 10 fabulous blocks and numerous techniques in this FREE class.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Holiday
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton in Patriotic colors

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What are you most proud of? When my husband saw the project and exclaimed, "WOW!"

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Cut accurately, sew accurately, careful pressing, handle with care

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Haven't decided how to bind. Add border? No border? Bind with red, white or blue? Perhaps the Craftsy quilters will share their thoughts-please.

07/27/2013 Flag

piano keys would do great. red and blue. strong border.

07/27/2013 Flag

I think I'd go with an initial border about 1.5 - 2 inches of the pale blue background fabric, to make the edge blocks 'float' in the middle. Then a second border in the dark blue fabric, leaving the red as an accent colour. I think if I had a solid fabric to match the dark blue colour, I'd use that for the border instead of the blue with white stars, and then the one with white stars for the binding..... :-)

07/28/2013 Flag

Yes I went with your suggestion for 2" pale blue background. The blocks do float & it looks fantastic! Thank you for the suggestion.

08/02/2013 Flag