Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt

Have a question or want to show off your project? Post it! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
I just completed my first every quilt block.  It's one large tumbling
block surrounded by a black fabric with small gray stars.  The overall
size is 24"x24".  I want to machine quilt this but am unsure what
pattern add to the three dimension effect but would be easy enough for
a real novice.


Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt

newquilter wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Dear No Name

Can you post a picture so we can see your quilt.  Generally with
tumbling blocks/ isometric designs, parallel lines following one or
directions looks pretty good. You could use a variagated bright thread
for contrast.

Cheers
Bronwyn


Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
Sorry to be so illerate but I do not know how to post a picture to this
group.  I took a picture with my cell phone and got it into my computer
but then could not figure out how to attach it to this post.

Bronnie wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it


Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
you're not supposed to attach pictures to posts here anyway :+). You can set
up an account with Webshots and upload the picture to that account then
invite us to come see it.

Elizabeth in Spring, Texas

Quoted text here. Click to load it



Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
I signed up on webshots and uploaded the picture of my quilt.  I hope
pasting the links below is the right way to share this picture.  If
not, please help.

Thanks,
Jerry in North Alabama
:<br>
<a href="http://www.webshots.com/myaccount?action=albumInvites ">
http://www.webshots.com/myaccount?action=albumInvites
</a>
<br>
on Webshots.  Check it out.

Bronnie wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it


Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
Oops! I think I posted the wrong link!  Maybe this one works.

http://community.webshots.com/user/MaleQuilter

Thanks,

Jerry in North Alabama


Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Very nice piecing.  I think you might want to quilt the blocks
separtely form the background.  In my opinion, this does not call for
an overall design!


Mary

Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
Howdy!

Wow!  Great floating effect, Jerry.
Nice job.

Ragmop/Sandy -- in beautiful n.Tx.


On 10/22/06 3:19 PM, in article
1161548389.864549.264120@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com, "MaleQuilter"

Quoted text here. Click to load it


Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
WOW!! that's amazing!

I'm not much help with quilting - it's not my best bit

--
Jessamy
Queen of Chocolate Squishies (and Occasional Liquorice Ones)
We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
Nice job, Jerry.  I enjoy optical illusions.  I made one of the Karen
Combs designs that others have told you about.  Mine's at
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1090853029049602776KoyJwS
Liz

MaleQuilter wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
I really love your color selections and designs.  I especially liked
the one with colorful stars but being a newbie I don't know the correct
name for that design.

I'm now trying to get my first one quilted and doing lots of drawing on
the isometric graph paper for my next one.  My wife keeps telling me I
should keep it simple.

I did learn a new trick in another discussion group this week.  I was
having a problem with getting all kinds of tangles when I washed my fat
quarters.  A lady suggested clipping all of the fabric corners at a 45
degree angle prior to washing.  I did it and it worked great.

Liz MacDonald wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it


Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
Thank you!  The star quilt is paper pieced.  The way I learned the
technique was by watching the DVD that came with "50 Fabulous
Paper-Pieced Stars" by Carol Doak.  I just went to her website
http://www.caroldoak.com/ and see she has a new book and DVD teaching
paper piecing. Carol even checks this newsgroup occasionally.
Be warned - it's addictive!
Liz

MaleQuilter wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
Wow!  I like it!  As for quilting it, I'll let the experts give you their
advice.  But let me say that's darned impressive for a first quilt block!

--
Carolyn in The Old Pueblo

If it ain't broke, you're not trying.  --Red Green
We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
Hi Male Quilter Jerry!
Try to look at a Karen Combs book about
these 3-D blocks. You might find some
ideas about quilting yours, which is
really cool, btw.
Pat in VA/USA

MaleQuilter wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
Piggybacking - yep, I agree.  Really cool quilt!

--

Cheryl & the Cats in OZ
    o  o             o  o            o  o
We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
Re: Best quilting pattern for tumbling block quilt
Is this going to be a one block quilt? or are you going to do more.
I'll assume just the one piece, OK?
One of my favourite ways of quilting things like this is to do a
'spiral' following the edges/seams of the pieces - using your machine
foot as the distance between the lines.  So, you would start with one of
the diamonds, half an inch, say, inside one of the seams and follow that
seam along to within a bit more than half an inch of its end (trial and
error for the turning points).  Pivot and go along following the next
seam, same thing at the corner, pivot and the next and the next.  When
you come back almost to where you started, stop a bit more than half an
inch before it, pivot and then go along following half an inch inside
all of your first lines.  You just continue this until you get to the
centre of your diamond, when you stop with the same sort of distance
'left'.  It is extremely easy to do - more difficult to explain >g<
Doing that with each diamond with emphasise the diamond shape.  I don't
know whether it would help the 3-D effect any?  That would probably
depend on your choice of the three fabrics for the block.

For your background, anything which sort of tapered, away from the
central block, would give the impression of distance.  So, if you did,
say, loopy 'things' starting at about 2", make the loops reduce to
almost nothing.  Or, you can do five-pointed stars with free-motion
quilting, with loops between them.  The five-pointed star is easy to
draw freehand.  Try it on paper first to see.
.
Quoted text here. Click to load it

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill

Site Timeline