Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tumbling Blocks progress

I sewed with friends on Tuesday and my first order of business was to get the Tumbling Blocks pieces on the design wall. Originally I planned to just mix the colors up, but after laying out several of the color sets as I cut, I decided I liked the waving rows better. The pattern I am using calls for 11 vertical rows of blocks for the twin, but I decided I wanted it a little wider, so plan to do 13 rows. I have 9 different color groups, so I will need to make more blocks of certain colors. I want to finish out the blue row on the right, that will make 11 rows, then not sure what else. There will be partial rows on the ends and I haven't decided for sure how to do them. This shows clusters of colors on the left side. I am going to fill in around the edges with black.
 I did a little cleaning yesterday, and then spent the rest of the day sewing. I had gotten most of the vertical rows sewn into long strips Tuesday and Wednesday, so after pressing them, I started to sew them into pairs. With a lot of pinning, I have 4 pairs finished.
 Then I had to put it away and work on something else! Hope to get back to it today.
I have my next round robin project to finish this weekend too, as we meet on Thursday. The one I am working on this month has a sewing theme, so I thought a selvage log cabin block might go well. More on that later!
 Conrad was helping me with the selvages...yes that tub really is all selvages.
Smokey just napped.


Heather said...

The Tumbling Blocks are looking fantastic! Love the arrangement. :o)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Wow I love your tumbling blocks! A lot of work~ but so cool. :-) Have a happy day!

Toni said...

WOW, that is A LOT of blocks!! They are looking great!

Love kitty helpers!

Barb said...

Your tumbling blocks are sooooooooooooooooooooo awesome!

Karen said...

Jean, that is amazing! It's going to be a wonderful quilt. Hope you're keeping this on. :-)

Betsy said...

Wow, those tumbling blocks are breathtaking.

Julianne said...

I do love those tumbling blocks.

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