2 quilt blocks made with fabric strips

Blocks made with fabric strips

Plain and simple fabric strips are used to make these two blocks.

Tumbling blocks

This technique to make tumbling blocks was developed in 1987 by Marci Baker. Interested in making a quilt with this block. Check out Marci’s book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.

Bargello quilts

The second block is a bargello block. This is the easiest bargello you can make.

Interested in making a full quilt with jelly rolls, check out Karin Hellaby’s Jelly Roll Bargello quilts

Or download Eccentric diamond.

How to make quick and easy blocks with 2 strips

Tumbling block size

Each individual tumbling block size is about 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches.

Materials

You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with a 60 degree marking.

Piece 1

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in dark red or any other dark colour

Piece 2

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in yellow or any other medium colour

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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2 quilt blocks made with fabric strips

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