Star and cross – Morocco series – block 1 – video tutorialmo

Today I’m starting a new series of blocks that will capture my experience while living in Morocco.

My plan is to replicate as many patterns as I can.  Some are very  complex so I may resort to using English Paper Piecing.

Well, that’s the plan. Let’s see if I can stick to it!

Star and Cross is a pattern you can see all around Morocco.  This is how I made it:

If interested in geometry, this is a drawing of the pattern. Source.

Star and cross pattern

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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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Now that my publisher is going out of business I have bought the rights to publish my book. Now you can download individual chapters. Each digital download is a bundle with 4 quilt patterns in it.

As well as the instructions and fabric needs to make the blocks you’ll find a section on quiltmaking basics at the end of the pattern that discusses:

  • Tools
  • Squaring up blocks
  • Borders
  • Assembly and quilting
  • Binding

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

Star and Cross - Morocco series block #1

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  1. I love the simplicity of this block! It looks great together and with only 3 colors. It is a definite must to make. Thanks Teresa!


  2. Are there directions we can print out for this? Really like this block. It shows fabrics well


  3. I have just bought your quilting book in the UK this is for a gift but you know what I might like it so much that I keep it for myself. Kind regards Michèle Kingston


  4. Hi Theresa. This has to be one of my favorite videos. I made something very similar a couple of years ago, but your sewing/chain piecing technique is wonderfully clear and easier. Anxious to try it again. Thanks so much for sharing all you do.


  5. Thank you so much! I haven’t spent a lot of time in that area of the world but always saw quilt patterns in the floors too! Enjoy your posts very much. Thank you for simplifying so many patterns for me!


  6. Thank you SO much! I enjoy all your videos and make most of the quilt squares you teach. I appreciate you a lot!


  7. Got your book from Christmas present. Need to sit snd read it. Like that star snd cross but need to slow it down a bit. Thankyou


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