Sunday, August 10, 2014

green tumbling blocks


 Slow stitching, tumbling blocks made with scraps.
These came from my scrap bin at the left, as I keep scraps by color.

I used templates made from yogurt lids to baste around, and wanted the feel of a forest floor.

My scraps are anything odd shaped or less than an eighth of fabric. Of course some of them came from this bin...
 my bin of batik scraps.
I separate them from color bins because of two reasons.
one is I have some trouble with batiks and allergy.
two is they sometimes defy color placement!

I love them, and use them often however as I've washed even the little pieces three times making them slightly less offensive to sinuses. I might in a pinch pull from these bins...
My real stash of quarter yard to three yard pieces arranged by color in pull out shelves. I usually only resort to these when I need a large piece to work from.
I have already chosen a background for the above piece. It's a batik, and so very organic and exciting and I will show you the finished piece later.... gators....
LeeAnna

17 comments:

  1. The tumbling blocks are just glowing! Nice, very nice. Are you assembling them by hand? Like hexies?

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    1. I am... around plastic instead of paper, then pull the template out when done. LA

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  2. Que colorido de cuadrados, bellisímo.
    Felicitaciones!!!!

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  3. So pretty! The tumbling block is on my to do list...... not enough time in the day to do everything I'd like to.

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  4. Yes, I have that problem with batiks too. So far I have managed to avoid hand stitching with them, although that may change! Love your tumbling blocks -- forest floor is exactly right -- gorgeous!

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  5. So sorry to hear you have problems with batiks. Bummer! Your tumbling blocks look absolutely stunning!

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  6. I find tumbling block designs very interesting. I have one quilt made with that block.

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  7. Very nice! I will come back to see your finished project!

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  8. Making templates out of yogurt lids...what a great idea!

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  9. Terrific color combination!! Check out my DVD about an easier way to piece those batik diamonds to minimize your allergic reaction a bit more!

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  10. Hi LeeAnna!
    Forest floor?! Now I am curious as to how this one will turn out!
    Just treated myself to a new sketch book and fineliners to try zentangle!
    Thanks!

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  11. These are cute, nice use of scraps!

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  12. I love tumbling blocks. I really have to make one of those sometime. Thanks for the tour of your fabric storage.

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  13. Those blocks are beautiful! Looks like mottled shadows across them.

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  14. Your tumbling quilt is gorgeous so vibrant

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  15. I like those blocks too. Lovely.

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  16. Your tumbling blocks are great. How tiny are they?

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