Two elegant quilt blocks

These are two of my favourite blocks: garden fence and windmill cathedral window block.

I love blocks with narrow white strips like this one. It’s a quick and fun block to make. I also love fabric manipulations and this windmill block is easy enough and quick enough. It can get a bit bulky.

How to make a Garden fence quilt block and a Windmill cathedral window block

Learn in no time:

Garden fence credit: Hyacinth quilt designs

Hole in the wall quilt pattern

If you’d like to make a full quilt with a similar block as garden fence, check out Hole in the wall.

Two elegant quilt blocks video tutorial

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“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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Block 19 – Eccentric star quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is a classic block and also the next instalment in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

Check out all the variations for this block at the end of the video.

How to make an eccentric star quilt block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.

Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Eccentric star quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt - video tutorial

Three basic quilt blocks for beginners – video tutorial

Are you starting out? If so, these basic blocks are a great introduction to quilting.

Rail fence, pinwheel and 9-patch blocks are as easy as it gets.

Learn to make all three in no time:

New book out on December 3

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

You can preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

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Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel – confident beginner level

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel - confident beginner - quick and easy quilt

A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

You can choose which technique to use in making it.

Included are instructions and templates for traditional piecing and foundation piecing.

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

Buy A cog in the wheel quilt pattern

Buy A cog in the wheel quilt pattern on Etsy

About the quilt

  • Size: 78″ x 78″
  • Quilt technique: choose your favourite technique, either traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing –
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • In the 12 page pattern I have included lots of colour diagrams as well as written instructions and alternative colourways.
  • Bonus: links to a video tutorial to make the block with foundation piecing.

The beautiful quilting was done by Shannon Hackett from The Other Quilter.

Block 18 – Plaid fab quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

Quick and easy, this is the 18th block in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

Check out the end of the video for variations.

How to make a plaid fab quilt block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.

Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

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  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there

Plaid fab quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt