Thursday, August 21, 2008

Books and Amish Tumbling Blocks

I got the scrap book in the mail this week....and the other is the
Ultimate Quilt Book- which is one of my very favorite books for quilt inspiration. I think I spent $8 for it including shipping....





The other night I was reading the Ultimate Quilt Book and came across a layout simular to the one I'm using for my Amish Tumbling blocks.........



One of the awesome parts of Electric Quilt is the ability to print out a black and white drawing of the quilt top. One rainy day I gave the teens each a fresh box of colored pencils and 2 sheets to help me figure out how I wanted to do these blocks. DD's coloring won - can you see the X it makes???? But the best part is how it's kinda like the book's pic and we all know she's not reading them in her spare time.



So since we've been back from New England I've managed to get 4 complete rows done and am adding the fifth row :)




Crap!!! Look what I missed ( upper right hand corner):( Never fear- I fixed it an am piecing the blocks for row 6 :)

3 comments:

renee said...

wow. i really like dd's tumbling blocks. :) that will look really really pretty. :)

eileen said...

This is going to be terrific. I have been wanting to make one of these ever since I was a little girl. You are really inspring me. But I have so many projects started, I might just have to settle for enjoying yours.. it is beautiful so far.

Joansie said...

I like the blocks. I'd also love to see a pic of your stash of quilting books. :>)