hexagon blocks quilting

Two simple modern blocks and a quilt – video tutorial

These two blocks are quick and simple and extremely versatile.

Check out the layouts at the end of the video.

If you like this video and would like to make a quilt with what you learned, check out my Midnight Diamonds quilt pattern.

Learn how to sew sew improv circles

Fabrics on the video are from Nerida Hansen for the chevron block and from Michael Miller for the black and white triangles.

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This is a traditionally pieced template free quilt pattern.

Quilt size: 41″ x 53″.

Finished block size: 12″ x 12″.

Fat quarter friendly.

Skill level: beginner.

The pattern contains:

  • fabric needs
  • batting and backing and binding needs
  • block assembly instructions
  • quilt assembly instructions
  • alternative quilt colours
  • quilt colouring page

The star block tutorial is demonstrated on video. An internet connection is required.

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Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there


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:

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

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

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