Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tumbling Blocks Quilt Top Done

I was working on this all day yesterday to finish up the quilt top. Instead of stacking the alternate block on top of one another. I just added a little twist by adding sashing to one of the end blocks in each row to create this tumbling block effect. I really love how the quilt top came together. Now have to decide whether I need to add some white border or skip it.

Decisions..Decisions..Decisions???
What would you suggestion? Please leave a comment.

15 comments:

  1. I like the twist you added and I really like it without a border. I might even do a scrappy binding.

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    1. I have never done a scrappy binding. It sounds fun but for some reason scared of it.
      Should give that a try.

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  2. I would add a small strip a the top and bottom to balance the one on the sides, but I tend to be overly symmetrical.

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    1. Hi Gretchen,
      That sounds like a great idea. I totally agree with you on the symmetry.

      Thank you!

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  3. Isn't it wonderful how such a small change can create a really different feel to the top. I wouldn't add any borders, but I do like Jen's idea of the scrappy binding :)

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    1. Thank you, Helen! I love it too :-).
      Looks like more votes for scrappy binding :-).

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  4. Great design! A bit of extra white might add to the illusion of the tumbling blocks but it would still look finished and self contained without it.

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    1. Thank you, MC! It was fun to figure that out :-).
      I might just add a white strip to the top and bottom and leave the sides as is.

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  5. It's fabulous as it is but some white borders would give you more space for some of your amazing FMQ;-) I LOVE the colors, so sweet!!!

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    1. Thank you, Alice! Yes, it does sound good.
      Yes, this fabric is really cute, Dress-up days by Riley Blake

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  6. Love the variation you achieved! I don't think I would add a border. The idea of a scrappy binding is a good one. The strip could be made up of various lengths/pieces of fabrics.....very random. Whatever you choose, I am sure it will be great!!! Hugs, Doreen

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    1. Thank you, Doreen. Looks like everyone is going for scrappy binding. Will definitely give that a try.

      Happy Quilting!

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  7. I'm with both Jen and Gretchen - scrappy binding would be great and it's not hard at all! Nice looking quilt!

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    1. Thank you, Janis! Yes sure will try out the scrappy binding.

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  8. I agree with those that said top and bottom but not the sides. Good luck - it's a beaut so far!

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