I was lucky enough to receive a Baby GO! with three dies. I have been very impressed with the Baby GO!’s portability and ease of use. It is a very simple and effective way to cut fabric. I love how the corners are already trimmed ready to sew.
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One of my favourite one-patch blocks is the tumbler so I decided to make a 10″ finished block using this humble shape with my new Baby GO!
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Modified Tumbler Blocks
Cut 4 x 3.5″ finished tumblers.
|I just had to cut a diamond as well – but not for this tutorial|
Take four 5″ charm squares and cut them into 2 x 2.5″ pieces.
Sew the 2.5″ pieces onto either side of the tumbler.
Trim the block back to 4.5″ x 3.5″. Make sure you find the centre of the tumbler by folding in half lengthwise and finger pressing.
You will have 4 modified tumbler blocks.
To make the 9-path centre block, sew three 2.25″ squares together. Use a contrasting fabric for your centre square.
Trim back to 4.5″ remembering to measure from the centre so block is even.
Add a 2.25″ x 4.5″ rectangle to the top and bottom of your 3 squares and trim back to a 4.5″ square.
Cut 4 x 3.5″ squares.
Joining the rows
First and third rows – join a 3.5″ square to either side of a modified tumbler block.
Middle row – Add a modified tumbler block to either side of the 9-patch block. Make sure your match seams as shown in picture below.
Voila, a 10.5″ unfinished block.
Here is what it would look like as a quilt.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. In the next few weeks I will be giving one lucky blogger the opportunity to win a Baby GO!