Space Age Tumbling Blocks - Pin Basting

Space Age Tumbling Blocks {WiP Wednesday}

I completed the quilt top for Space Age Tumbling Blocks on Tuesday morning, and I love how similar the concept image created in EQ5 is to the actual quilt top. Including fabric prep, the quilt top took me 9.5 hours to get to this point, and pre-quilting, it measures 62″ across by 75″ down.

Space Age Tumbling Blocks - Concept vs Flimsy Finish

Space Age Tumbling Blocks – Concept (L) vs Flimsy Finish (R)

The backing went together very quickly (only a half hour of sewing and pressing) due to the fact that I pieced together 4 yards of the Rocket Age Ad fabric. An hour of basting work later, and this quilt is ready for some free motion quilting!

Space Age Tumbling Blocks - Pin Basting

Space Age Tumbling Blocks – Pin Basting

Space Age Tumbling Blocks - Basted Backing

Space Age Tumbling Blocks – Basted Backing

I needed to practice drawing a rocket pattern for a while before I sat down and started quilting. I am going to “hide” 3 of these rockets across the quilt top and then fill in the space with swirls. This quilt has been such a joy to work on!

Space Age Tumbling Blocks - Quilted Rocket

Space Age Tumbling Blocks – Quilted Rocket

13 thoughts on “Space Age Tumbling Blocks {WiP Wednesday}

  1. What a great quilt! Posts like this is what lights a fire in me to learn to free motion! That quilting will be so awesome!! Great backing too :)

  2. Renee says:

    Oooh I love the hidden rockets!! And the fabrics work so nice together!

  3. Beth S. says:

    This is my favorite quilt of yours since I’ve been following your blog. I think you’ve done an outstanding job on it. You sound like you are enjoying this quilt as much as I enjoyed doing the D9P for my sister so I’m gonna do the happy dance at my house for you. ;) You are such an inspiration to me!

  4. Wow that was really quick. The EQ5 really does show a realistic finish doesn’t it? I love that you are going to hide a few rockets in the quilting :)

  5. I don’t think I have ever finished anything in 9.5 hours!
    I am also just appreciating how appropriate your fabric choices are. I must have missed the a close-ups before!

  6. Vera says:

    Looks great. Well done!

  7. rar77 says:

    The quilt looks great! I love your hidden rocket quilting.

  8. Joanna says:

    Awesome to hide the rockets in there!! Catching up on the last week of blog posts within a couple of hours makes me it look like you just stitched up this quilt really fast ;)

  9. Judy says:

    This top turned out beautifully!! Tumbling blocks is on my list. I just love the fabric you chose!! Can’t wait to see it all quilted up! Love the rocket idea :)

  10. Hidden rocket!!! wow!

  11. Cheryl says:

    Very nice! I love the quilted rockets!

  12. Jasmine says:

    It is amazing how well your top looks compared to your digital plan. I also love the hidden rockets. I have hidden a single heart and a name before.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)