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I know in Oct, the gals are planning to do tumbling blocks but I need help now. My Aunt has sent me a "kit". Not my colors. So I'm giving it back to her only put together.(I hope). This may have been what she was planning all along. This "kit" is from the early 90's and survived Katrina. She is 1 of 5 family members who lost everything. I helped another Aunt save some baby quilts which is why I think I ended up the the "kits". Blocks done (108). Rows done (12 rows of 9) with the partial blocks placed in the right areas. Have the diamonds for the top and bottom ready to place.There were no instructions except to check out a basic quilting book. My Singer Basic Quilting book in not very clear.

This is quilt #12 since June 1st, all to go to family members in Sept when I go to my Grandmother's 94th birthday. Only 4 more to go. Thank goodness. (My longarmer loves me.) There are two really neat things about all these quilts: 1) They all contain fabric from my stash and 2) each one will have a fabric from at least one of the other quilts even if it is a frame around the label. Even the tumbling blocks have some fabric from my stash. I had to replace some of one of the contrast colors, so I scattered them in and will use the same fabric as a border.

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Comment by Robin Cantwell on July 8, 2010 at 3:34pm
Thanks Linda but I was trying to stay traditional. But that's a good idea.
Comment by Linda Bodkin, ON on July 8, 2010 at 10:03am
Hi, Robin,
I wondered if my wall hanging in browns, golds and greens on my site would help in your layout... I pieced it in strips, either horizontally or diagonally would do, with the triangles at the intersections.
Comment by Robin Cantwell on July 7, 2010 at 6:44pm
Thank you ladies. I don't want to get to "upset" with it right now so I have all my rows neatly hanging and moved on to the bug jars quilts I'm making for the 3 male cousins in New Orleans.
Comment by Gaile Jenkins Northern BC on July 7, 2010 at 8:25am
I think the CT pattern is an English paper piecing
Comment by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on July 7, 2010 at 5:18am
Sorry Robin, cannot seem to locate that pattern on CT now. Maybe they have taken it off.
Comment by Linda Richards/N. Ontario on July 7, 2010 at 5:13am
I think there is a Tumbling Block pattern right here under free patterns on Connecting threads site. I am sure I have seen one there. Cannot be more help than that as I have never done the pattern but want to some day.
Comment by Gaile Jenkins Northern BC on July 7, 2010 at 2:08am
I think I have a pattern, if I can put my fingers on it I should be able to scan it and send it to you. If I am understanding you right you need the instructions for the tumbling blocks or sometimes called Baby blocks that have the Y seams - somewhere I also have a pattern "Not your Grandmothers Tumbling blocks" which is strip sewn. I will try to find my patterns tomorrow.
Comment by Patricia, VA on July 6, 2010 at 5:53pm
I have a copy of tumbling blocks pattern, want me to email it to you. I also know that Kaffe? not sure of spelling of that, has a tumbling block pattern from strips.
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on July 6, 2010 at 3:43pm
What kind of help do you need? Construction? Color layout? If it is done in the traditional way, there are bound to be Y-seams I'd think. (Seems like there usually are with diamonds.) HOpefully you'll get some help from others on the group here who have made the tumbling blocks quilt.

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