Turnabout patchwork blog hop, TeresaDownUnder

Modern Shoofly block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop


The quilt on the cover of the book is called Flying rainbows. It illustrates the basic concept of my book Turnabout patchwork.


So easy yet so versatile. You will find 1 quilt pattern featuring this block in the book and 3 illustrated quilt-pattern variations.

So you can see all the variations in a real project we’re joined by Anorina of Samelia’s mum, Tammy of TamarinisBecca of Pretty Piney,  Laura of Slice of π QuiltsGretchen of Snug Harbor QuiltsRaewyn of Stitching Farmgirl and Sarah of Saroy

These fantastic quilt designers and quilters have made projects using a modern shoo fly block. Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well, read their experience with my book and enter their giveaways.


This giveaway is CLOSED.

Turnabout patchwork giveaway

Today I’m giving away one of my patterns, The 4 seasons of the heart, which is a bit similar to Modern Shoofly.

The pattern contains instructions to make 4 quite different looking quilts using the same starting 9-patch block. The pattern has instructions to make all 4 quilts in different sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.

You can see all the variations on this video.

To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Flying Rainbows, Flying Butterflies, Flying Flags or Flying Confetti.

While you’re checking the quilts don’t forget to enter the giveaways on my fellow quilters and designers blogs.

Blog hop schedule

January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball


Sweet Bows


Sun Dunes

February 1 – Modern Shoofly

Flying Rainbows

Flying Butterflies

Flying Flags

Flying Confetti

February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star



Diamond Star

February 4 – Striped Fabric Block


Xs and Os



February 6 – Coordinated Strips


Diamond and Crosses

Knots and Crosses

February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis

Stepping Stones

Two for One


Order 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.

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36 thoughts on “Modern Shoofly block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop”

  1. I think Flying Confetti is my favorite pattern! I love to make traditional blocks and cut them apart to create a “oohhh, that looks hard” block! Loving your book!


  2. Flying Confetti is my favorite. I am very symmetrical in nature which this pattern is, but yet it is mixed up too!


  3. Flying Rainbows – love the colors, how they pop against the white background. Like the idea of modern quilting!


  4. Really enjoying this blog hop, Teresa, and seeing your designs put to work! I still love Flying Rainbows!


  5. I thought I left a comment but don’t see it. But the Flying Rainbows is my favorite although I love all of them. Haven’t gotten you book yet but have been eyeing it on amazon and it’s on my list so hope to have one soon.


  6. Love your book! I have a copy all ready. My favourite from this block would be the Flying Flags, but I’m seeing sailboats in there. Planning to give it a try to see what happens.


  7. I have this book and LOVE it. I would love to win a copy to give to a friend – great birthday or Christmas present!


  8. My favorite is the Flying Rainbows. Thank you Teresa for the chance to win your fabulous book. I am so happy you wrote it. You have the best how to videos of all the people on you tube. I hope you can keep it up. God Bless


  9. I’m hoping to get the book for my birthday. And will be making as many of the patterns that my stash will allow. Thank you so much for all of your tutorials.


  10. I love the flying rainbow. I am thinking a monochromatic version in smoky blues would be beautiful.


  11. I feel a mighty need to make a quilt using the Spring Fever variation. I’ve got a collection of France-themed fabrics that would make for a very interesting quilt, especially if I pair the prints with a hint-of-a-print batik.


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