Tennessee waltz block A: snowball – video tutorial

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.

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Moroccan snowball quilt block – Morocco series – video tutorial

This is a simple shape that you can see in many medinas around Morocco.

Check out a picture of this mosaic from the Medina of Tétouan.  It’s a very simple zellij but a beautiful design nevertheless.

Learn how to make this Moroccan snowball block.

Moroccan zellij
Tétouan Medina


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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Two easy sewing projects video tutorial

I always make my own bias tape. I used to do it the old fashioned way cutting each strip and sewing it together one by one. Then I came across this method a long time ago but I never really gave it a go until recently. But I’m sold now.

Making continuous bias tape is so quick and easy and it can be made for any width of bias tape and starting with any size square.

The second project is an origami bag you can make with just 6 large squares using 6 fat quarters.

You can make the bag in a couple of hours and use your favourite prints you can’t get yourself to cut into little pieces.

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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Two Hidden wells quilts with solids – video tutorial

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt.

Hidden wells can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

I’ve made this block before in prints in different widths and different number of strips if you’d like to check the tutorials.

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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Two hidden wells quilts with solids - video tutorial

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Cathedral Window quilt – video tutorial

By popular request here’s a video on how to make a cathedral window quilt the traditional way.

The video is a bit longer than usual but this quilt is a bit more involved than your typical block.

Did 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

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Cathedral window quilt - video tutorial

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