Turnabout patchwork blog hop, TeresaDownUnder

Half square triangles and squares block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop

HST and squares quilt block, Turnabout patchwork book

Star blocks are usually very popular with quilters and in particular Hunter’s Star is an all time favourite.

I came across my technique to make this block and its many variations a bit by accident. But it’s great and quick. And the number of blocks you can make is endless. Some more efficient than others, true, but you’re guaranteed having fun playing with it.

Hunter’s star variation bonus block

But there are so many variations of this block. Just change slightly the position of the squares to make a 4 patch and you get a new block and quilt design. Change the orientation of the 4 patch squares and you get a new block and quilt design! You could mix and match colours for the 4 patch and again a new quilt design would emerge, and so on and so forth!

Rose garden Star quilt, TeresaDownUnder

This block is one of the most versatile ones in Turnabout patchwork.

You will find 1 quilt pattern featuring this block in the book and 3 illustrated quilt-pattern variations.

Block tour and giveaways

Now let’s see all the variations of this technique in a real project.

Today we’re joined by Anne of  Said with Love, Joanne of Quilts by JoanneSarah of The Quilted DiaryBecca of Pretty PineySarah of Sew Joy Creations and Sarah of Piccolo Studio.

These fantastic quilt designers and quilters have made projects starting with just two contrasting squares. Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well as read their experience with my book.

And don’t forget to enter their giveaways too.

One more giveaway!

This giveaway is CLOSED.

Today Moda fabrics is giving away a Le Pavot layer cake by Sandy Gervais. I love this collection.

moda giveaway.jpg

To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Rose Garden Star, Swirl, Houndstooth or Diamond Star.

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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55 thoughts on “Half square triangles and squares block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop”

  1. For me it has to be the ‘Rose Garden Star’ quilt. I plan to use the patten and some Christmas fabric from my stash for this year’s Christmas gifts!


  2. I would love to be entered in your drawing. I am enthralled with the diamond star pattern and how many variations one can make. Thank you for considering me. I am a relatively new quilter and am loving the many possibilities. Kathy Carrick Gar1kat2@gmail.com

    Sent from my iPhone



  3. My favorite was the Diamond Star with the Nancy Zieman fabric. Not usually a floral person, but this is beautiful.


  4. I love the look of the houndstooth and have yet to make it. Your tutorials help me sooooo much. Thank you


  5. I am in love with the Rose Garden Star Quilt and even pulled much loved (and hoarded) fabric from my stash to make it. Thank you Teresa for the fabulous hop and all of the great new to me bloggers I never knew before!


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