For a long time now I've been wanting to make a tumbling block quilt, with no luck finding a pattern. I have searched for the 'old-fashioned' way of making the blocks...in other words, hand stitching.
All patterns that I found were for a quick method of strip piecing and machine applique. Well, that just wasn't what I was wanting.
I wanted to sit down (with good music and coffee) and hand stitch these cute little diamonds and 'get back to my roots'...if you know what I mean. I didn't want 'quick, strippy methods'...just the bare bones old-fashioned template sort of way.
So I made some inquiries and finally found a sweet lady who gave me a template that I traced and cut out of template plastic. The smaller diamond you see is to trace for the stitching line.
I searched in my 'stash' and found civil war fabrics that I didn't even know I owned and started tracing and cutting diamonds. My goal is to cut and sew at least 1,000 diamonds...phew!...that's alot.
The block is approx. 5" big.
Here is what I have so far and I'm loving it!
Let me know if you are interested in the template.
Have a SUPER weekend.