Rough and Tumble

This short blog is more about the tumble than the rough – tumbling blocks if truth be known.

A friend had rediscovered a block-printed sheet that she had bought many moons ago on a trip to India. She asked me to turn her sheet into a quilted bed spread. I was keen to learn how to stitch tumbling blocks and so, rather than make a plain backing for her quilt, I decided to do deviate.  Below are photos that describe the creation of ‘Chrisie’s Quilt’.

Cutting and stitching strips.

Cutting left and right hand strips

Preparing the block pieces

Rows of ‘3d’ blocks.

Getting quilty with free motion.

It was while learning how to free motion on my sewing machine that I discovered how to ‘lower my feed dogs’. What a revelation!

End product. What next?