Bambi Tumbling Blocks Mini Quilt Tutorial
Play block shapes and Bambi make a perfect match in this tumbling blocks mini quilt.
Paper/card to make template
Batting 68 x 68 cm
Bambi Fat quarters by The Craft Cotton Company one set of Pink and one set of Blue
4 of the fat quarters will make up the backing fabric
5 will be used to make up the patchwork front
The remainder of these along with the final fat quarter can be used to make the binding
Sew together using a 1 cm seam allowance throughout, apart from the binding where a 0.5 cm seam allowance is used.
When sewing the cubes together make sure you leave a 1 cm gap at the top and bottom of each seam to keep the 1 cm seam allowance.
Draw and cut out a diamond template from paper/card with 10cm long sides.
2. Using this diamond template cut out the following:
15 from the blue and grey fabric with a diamond Bambi picture detail.
19 from the white background fabric with pink tree detail.
15 from the white background fabric with blue tree detail.
16 from the white background fabric with blue leaves detail.
3. Take one of the blue with diamond Bambi picture detail fabric pieces which will form the top of the block and sew together with any two other pieces from the white background fabrics. Repeat this for all the blue with diamond Bambi picture detail fabric pieces, and then repeat using the grey with diamond Bambi picture detail fabric pieces to create blocks with a grey top piece. This will give a total of 12 blue topped blocks and 13 grey topped blocks and will leave 2 grey with diamond Bambi picture fabric pieces and 3 blue with diamond Bambi picture for later.
4. Take 1 of the grey topped blocks and one blue and sew them together by placing the two blocks right sides together and sewing down the side seam. This will give a set of two.
Next take a grey topped block, a blue topped block and a final grey topped block and sew them together in the same way to create a set of three.Now sew together the set of two and set of three to give a row of 5. Repeat 2 more times to give three rows starting with a grey topped block.
5. Take 1 of the blue topped blocks and one grey and sew them together by placing the two blocks right sides together and sewing down the side seam. This will give a set of two. Next take a blue topped block, a grey topped block and a final blue topped block and sew them together in the same way to create a set of three. Now sew together the set of two and set of three to give a row of 5. Repeat once more to give two rows with a blue topped block.
6. Take two of the rows starting with a grey topped block and sew them together by placing right sides together and sewing along the top edges of all the blocks.
Now sew together the two rows starting with a blue topped block.
7. Next sew together the two rows of the blue topped and grey topped blocks to give 4 rows, to do this make sure you place the grey topped rows right side up then the blue topped rows right side down on top and sew along the top edge.
8. Now sew the final grey topped row on above the blue topped rows, to do this make sure you place the 4 row piece with the blue topped rows at the top right side up and the final grey row right side down on top and sewing along the top edge.
9. Sew the remaining 2 grey and 3 blue diamonds along the bottom edge.
10. Square off the quilt and place on top of the batting piece and add your quilted detail.
11. Take the remaining 4 fat quarters and cut each one to 40 x 35 cm, next sew these four pieces together to make the backing fabric piece with 2 of the fat quarters on the top and two beneath.
12. Lay the backing fabric piece right side down, then place the quilted front piece right side up, cut so all pieces are the same size. Pin to secure and hand sew down the joins in the backing fabric using a running stitch making sure not to go through to the front fabric piece.
13. Make bias binding using the left over fabrics using 2 inch wide strips, sewing them all together to make a 4 m length. Fold this strip in half wrong sides together and press to hold.
14. Place the raw edges of the binding against the raw edges of the quilt and sew around 0.5 cm from the edge. Fold the binding over to the other side and slip stitch to hold.
Your quilt is now complete!
Made by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew for The Craft Cotton Co 2018