The Free Motion Quilting Project: Tumbling Blocks Quilt Tutorial - No Y-Seams!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tumbling Blocks Quilt Tutorial - No Y-Seams!

Can you make a Tumbling Blocks quilt without Y-Seams? Yes, you most certainly can!

I've been wanting to make a Tumbling Blocks quilt for awhile now, but the Y-seams (which I prefer to sew by hand) kept putting me off. So I never took on this quilt project and never tried to make a Tumbling Blocks Quilt.

Quilty Box arrived this month and brought me an awesome new cutting ruler. The Sidekick Ruler cuts 60 degree diamonds, triangles, and half triangle shapes.

I played around with the ruler a bit and YAY! We can piece a Tumbling Blocks quilt with NO Y-Seams. Even better, this can be chain pieced which makes the quilt go together in no time.

I sliced and diced and pieced and pressed and created this Tumbling Blocks Sunrise quilt. 

Each month I get Quilty Box, a subscription box of fun quilting tools, thread, and fabrics. Rather than stash these new supplies in a drawer, I challenge myself to use up the fabrics in a new quilt.

In just a few days I design a quilt, cut and piece it with help from my dad, and write a free quilt pattern for you to enjoy. It's a fun challenge and I enjoy pushing myself to work quickly and make a new quilt every month.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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