quilting

A house and a poppy quilt blocks video tutorial

Let’s make 2 blocks I particularly like: a house and a poppy.

I’ve been planning to make a tree to complement the house but I haven’t got around making one yet.

The poppy block can be made in non traditional colours as well. Have a look at the end of each tutorial the some of the possible layouts.

Houses

Cutting directions

  • 3 squares, 10″ x 10″ or layer cakes
  • 6 squares, 5″ x 5″

Finished size

8 1/2″ x 9″

Poppy

Cutting directions

  • 4 squares, 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • 8 squares, 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • 4 squares, 2″ x 2″

Finished size

12″ x 12″

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.

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

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  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
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4 comments

  1. Just watched again the poppy video tutorial. Why haven’t I made this block yet? 😂 Looking forward to the tree! Thanks very much.

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  2. Thank you Teresa,…love these……the Poppy could be made in different petal colours (pastels) and a different centre (? yellow) for a childs quilt. I’ve always wanted to make a childs “house” quilt,……Thank you!! Stay warm if you can, Elizabeth

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