Tennessee waltz block B: 54-40 or fight block – video tutorial

Today we make the block 54-40 or Fight that, together with snowball from last week, makes our Tennessee Waltz quilt.

Apparently the 54-40 or Fight block a US historical name from 1844 based on political opinions and controversies. 

Let’s get to it!


In case you missed the snowball last week, here it is again.

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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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Tennessee waltz quilt - 54-40 or Fight quilt block video tutorial

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  1. Hello my favorite quilt pattern person. I have seen the video and I also have the book. Recently in fact today I finished a quilt with one of your blocks that I have done in past years. I looked back on youtube most of your blocks I have tried and I have positive results. Nobody makes a video or quit as much fun as you. Keep it coming😊 Photo of sunflower quilt. Diana

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