Friday, July 7, 2017

Victoria's Tumbling Blocks Quilt

About three years ago, Victoria started a Tumbling Blocks quilt for her sister's coming baby, in shades of green, pink, and off-white.  Her sister had the audacity to have a boy baby, and Victoria's desire to finish the quilt fizzled.  

Another reason she stopped working on it was because she used the same color for the tops of the blocks as for the background, not realizing how block-tops and background would blend together, somewhat spoiling the effects of the blocks.

I considered taking it apart and putting a darker cream-colored background on it, but she's done such a nice job of putting it together, I decided to instead use a contrasting color of thread to quilt the block tops, and an off-white thread for the background.  That should solve the blending problem.

I got the book, ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks... and More!, by Marci Baker, back out of my bookcase, and found the pattern, Baby Blocks.  The finished center of the quilt is now pressed, the rest of the fabric is on my quilting table, the ruler and rotary cutter ready and waiting.  I'll work on it tomorrow, unless a customer's quilt arrives.


Here is the book:

This is the picture of 'Baby Blocks' from the book: 


  1. That is such a pretty quilt. What about doing a blanket stitch around the wow to offset the blocks?

    I have that book, everything in it is SO fun, I want to make them all!

  2. Very cute - perhaps you could use the colored fabric pencils for some shading on those blocks? Just color, press w/a hot iron and it's permanent. Just an idea.