This week let’s make a Tennessee Waltz quilt.
The Tennessee Waltz quilt is made of 2 blocks that alternate: a snowball block and a block called the 54-40 or Fight block.
Apparently the 54-40 or Fight block a US historical name from 1844 based on political opinions and controversies.
I hope you enjoy it and see the potential of this easy quilt block on its own while you wait for the next block to complete the quilt.
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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.
Buy individual chapters of my book
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:
- Squaring up blocks
- Assembly and quilting
See all the quilts in the book in a real life project
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