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Project

Y-Not Tumbling blocks

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This tumbling block quilt is made without Y seams, and uses normal quilting tools. The blocks are strip priced and rotary cut. No special templates needed, no paper piecing, no cutting out little diamonds. I love taking a traditionally difficult technique and finding a simpler way to make it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Fabric choice is crucial to get the 3-D effect. You need light fabrics and medium fabrics. If you can't decide if a fabric is a light or a medium, then put it back in your stash. It doesn't have enough contrast to get the right effect.

What you will need

  • left-over fabrics
  • dark brown fabric
  • and typical quilting tools.

Q&A with quiltsage

first fig asked:
Hello Quiltsage, I love your quilt! I have always wanted to make a tumbling block quilt but found them to daunting with cutting out all of those diamonds and y seams. You mention here that you made this with simple strip piecing. Looking at your quilt I cannot figure out how you did this. I would love to know, if you would like to share this. Thank You and Congratulations on your beautiful quilt! Lela
quiltsage answered:
Hi Lela, Thank you for your kind comments. I would be happy to share the pattern with you. Send me an email message at rebeccamccreary@icloud.com and I will email you the pattern.