Friday 9 October 2015

PATTERN: Tumbling Blocks Baby Afghan

What a great blog birthday week we have had so far!! 

The giveaway is still open for another 24 hours or so, so head over there to enter (don't forget, you can enter every day!) - or  

My special announcement for this week is my brand new pattern :D 

The Tumbling Blocks Baby Afghan is now available for purchase on Ravelry! It's an adaption of the well-known quilt pattern, Tumbling Blocks, but made with Diagonal Half Solid Granny Squares (only 4 ends per square!) and the Join-As-You-Go technique. So, no mountains of squares or diamonds to sew together at the end! This was definitely my favourite part.

The 3D effect comes from the colour placement. By putting the light shade of one colour on the left "face" of the block, and the dark shade on the right "face" of the block, it looks like the blocks (with white tops) are sitting on top of each other in a pyramid.  

For the next week, we have a special offer for blog readers - 
50% off with the code JAYGTUMBLE !!

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If the idea of a whole baby afghan is too much for you, it also makes a pretty excellent cushion cover :) Just do fewer squares to get the size that you want!

I have absolutely loved putting this pattern together, and I hope you enjoy making it. 

Thank you again for helping us celebrate our second blog birthday - and here's to many more years to come! 


  1. Wow what a beautiful pattern! Congratulations :)

  2. Thank you for a fabulous pattern and such a very generous discount. I have some wips I have to finish, and can't wait to start making it !

  3. That is a lovely quilt, really striking and soft enough for a baby. x

  4. I have always loved the tumbling blocks illusion. Your colour scheme is bright and fresh - perfect for baby.:-)

  5. I love that pattern! I'll keep that in mind when it comes to making a new baby blanket. I see endless color combination-possibilites!!!

    1. Thanks Emma! Plus, whatever colour combination you choose will totally change the 3D effect of the blanket :)