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No Y-seams!

Traditional tumbling blocks go BIG in this updated interpretation of a classic pattern. Easy strip piecing avoids fussy “y-seam” construction to make the quilt quick and easy to sew. A good pattern for confident beginners.

This pattern looks great with strong value transitions of distinct light, medium and dark. The two sides of the block should read light and dark respectively, and are great opportunities to use large scale prints. The top of the block is seamed and should be a medium value that is solid reading or has minimal pattern texture/small print so as to hide the seam. The pattern works well in all fabrics, from modern to traditional to batik and looks best in high contrast prints with large scale. Choosing a group of fabrics from a designer’s line can work well also. 

NOTE - Requires Creative Grids 60° 8” Triangle Ruler - CGRT60

SKILL LEVEL 3: All straight seams, straight and bias edges; block construction; good 1/4” seam accuracy with attention to not stretching bias edges

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Hunter's Design Studio

Hi there! I’m Sam Hunter, the Head Thaumaturgist and Chick in Charge here at Hunter’s Design Studio. I’m a fabric girl with an MFA in Fibers – I started sewing when I was 7 and haven’t really stopped since.I consider my sewing machine to be the ultimate power tool, and try to use it every day.

I aim to design things that are pleasantly complex to look at, but are pleasantly simple to make.

Just so you know (and like you couldn’t tell) my favorite color is ORANGE. I tend to make a lot of things in orange, but trust me when I tell you that if you make my patterns in your favorite colors they will work pretty well too.