First step is to decide how large of a block you want. I wanted to make a baby quilt so I used my 8.5" template that I had (you can cut out a template with cardboard or just use your ruler to get the right size). Place your template on your fabric and cut out all of your squares. I cut out 25 blocks. 20 in prints & 5 in white Kona for the outside of the quilt. ( you don't have to use the white solid for the outside of the quilt you can use prints. I just wanted this quilt to be sashed in white).
Once all of your squares are cut then you take your ruler and place it diagonally on one side of your block. Start on the bottom right corner and place the top right corner in 1.5"
Here is a close look at the top corner.
Cut of the diagonal as shown. Repeat for the other side of the block.
Now your block should look like this. You have your tumble block. Repeat for all the blocks.
Now at this point I took my 5 white tumble blocks for the outside of the quilt and cut them all in half.
Then I took all of my blocks and laid them out so I could get it the way I wanted it to look. Make sure you lay them in rows switching the blocks so one block has the short length on top and the next one has the longer length on top and so forth.
Then I grabbed them in rows to sew them together. I forgot to get a picture of sewing the white to the print but it is the same process. Make sure the top corners and bottom corners match up. You will be sewing on the diagonal. The picture explains everything.
Once it is sewn it opens up to look like this. All nice and straight.
Sew all of your rows together.
Then assemble your top.
There you go! If you want to make a tumble block just follow these same directions but us a smaller template.
Mine is all washed and ready to get in the mail to my friend. After washing this quilt it is 35"x 30" perfect for the stroller, carseat and an everyday blanket.