This morning I was awake early and settled down with a cup of tea to play with EQ6. Electric quilt is wonderful for experimenting with layouts and colours. Today I played with the tumbler block. My first thought was 'What if I square up the tumbler and add sashing. You can see the result above with the tumblers floating on the background. I suppose I could applique the tumblers on as an alternative to piecing. Here's a larger layout and an alternative arrangement of blocks:
Playing with the 'serendipity' tool creates random arrangements and this was one result:
I really like this! I tried a similar one with more colours - nice!:
Next I experimented with staggering the tumbler block;
Hmm.............. lets try 3 colours:
I added a vertical sashing on this and it reminds me of zipper teeth!
Interesting but what if I pieced some of the tumblers - splitting them down the centre?
Wow - lightening bolts!
This is only a very samll selection of the possibilities I came up with and when am I going to find the time to make them up???
For those of you who haven't heard yet - Electric Quilt 7 is soon to be released with even more features. I can't wait........................