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From traditional to modern – Courthouse steps and bento box – Quilting in 2021

Today’s videos are still part of the beginner series Quilting in 2021.

We’re still at the early learning stages and these blocks are made just of rectangles and squares.

The first one is a very simple Courthouse steps block. Courthouse steps quilt block is a variation of log cabin quilt block.

You can make a quilt with just this single block in different colours placed in no particular pattern or having the same colours placed in the diagonal. You can be creative as you like.

Now, the second block is a Bento box quilt block. It’s just a step further from a Courthouse steps block.

Check it out!

If you liked the Bento box slice and turn technique, you my like my Turnabout patchwork book. See below.

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

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From traditional to modern: Courthouse steps block and Bento box block - video tutorial

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Whirlwind quilt block video tutorial

This block is made with just 2 strips of fabric.

Use highly contrasting fabrics for best results. Some very bright fabrics like the ones I used by Michael Miller would make a wonderful quilt for a young one.

I hope you like it.

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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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
Whirlwind quilt block video tutorial

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Still 3 more beginning quilt block – Quilting in 2021 series

Still 3 more blocks yes!

And this lot includes a star, an all time favourite Sawtooth star.

All blocks are 6″ x 6″ so you can even put them all together into a mini quilt or a lap quilt or something.

Have fun!

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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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
Still 3 more beginner blocks - quilting in 2021 - video tutorial

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Disappearing four patch quilt block video tutorial

Today I’m back at making another disappearing quilt block. This one is a less known disappearing four patch.

If you’re worried about matching corners – disappearing methods can be not so accurate- you can then add sashing between blocks.

I used Haerae Designs Studio 100% GOTS certified organic cotton printed with low impact dyes. I love the beautiful fabrics by this fabric manufacturer.

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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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
Disappearing four patch quilt block video tutorial
Disappearing four patch quilt block video tutorial

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Three more beginner quilt blocks – Quilting in 2021 series

Were you inspired by the first Quilting in 2021 video?

This week is the second installment of beginner quilt blocks: Double four patch, Snowball and Square in a square.

Just give them a go and show your results to us via social media. Details below.

And above all, enjoy the process!

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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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
3 more beginner blocks -

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