As the string triangles accumulate, I will cut diamonds in "lights" and "darks" out of the old and outgrown jeans I've collected. As you can see, what is considered light or dark will depend on what it is teamed up with when the rows of blocks are constructed to form the "tumbling blocks" pattern.
The pattern directions call for the triangles and diamonds to be joined into rows and then the rows are joined to make the tops.
I'm hoping that working on this will be as much fun for them as it will be for me. I doubt it but at least they will be able to say they had a hand in making their own quilts! I probably won't post here again until I make some significant progress on the tops. But if you'd like to follow the day to day progress or see what else I am working on, you can find me here. Thanks to Brenda and the rest of you for all the inspiration and quilty eye candy you have provided me to date. It gave me just the kick in the rear I needed to get back to this!