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Star and cross – Morocco series – block 1 – video tutorial

Today I’m starting a new series of blocks that will capture my experience while living in Morocco.

My plan is to replicate as many patterns as I can.  Some are very  complex so I may resort to using English Paper Piecing.

Well, that’s the plan. Let’s see if I can stick to it!

Star and Cross is a pattern you can see all around Morocco.  This is how I made it:

If interested in geometry, this is a drawing of the pattern. Source.

Star and cross pattern

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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Star and Cross - Morocco series block #1

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From strips to quilt block video tutorial

This is a fun block made with fabric strips.

You can make this block any size and use any number of strips. The look and feel of the block will change depending on the number of fabrics and the  width of the fabric.

Check it out and 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

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Strips to quilt block video tutorial

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What to do wIth spare triangle scraps – video tutorial

I often make corner triangles using squares of fabric so there’s always some wastage. But I always keep my scraps and do something with them.

These are the 2 ways I tend to use the scrap triangles. I hope you enjoy the video:

A good way to use the left over scraps is to use in crumb quilting, or to use in the back of the quilt as a  half square triangles signature block of some sort or as an improv piece.

Fabric collection

I used  fabrics from the Michael Miller black and white FQ bundle which has some great fabrics in 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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What to do with triangle scraps video tutorial
What to do with triangle scraps video tutorial

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Curved log cabin quilt block – video tutorial

You’ll agree log cabin is one of the most popular quilt blocks.

Today I’m trying a new kind that gives the appearance of curves even though it’s all made with strips of different widths.

How to make a curved log cabin quilt block

Credit: Said With Love

Fabric collection

I used 2 beautiful Michael basics collections that have a great range of colours to choose from:

Curved log cabin quilt block video tutorial

Disappearing hourglass with pre-cuts – video tutorial

This is one of those blocks that start with two squares. It can be made in different sizes though for this demo I’ve chosen a 10″ pre-cut also called layer cake.

How to make 4 disappearing hourglass blocks with two 10″ squares

By using a variety of fabric and colour combinations you can make strikingly looking quilts quite easily.

Fabric collection

The demo uses pre-cut 10″ squares, also called layer cakes, from the Michael Miller Collection Fairy Frost Metallic. In red and green this would make a great Christmas quilt.

See an alternative and classy colour scheme with this collection in creams, greys and blacks.

Using 3 fabrics

disappearing hourglass block

Using 2 fabrics

disappearing hourglass block

Disappearing hourglass variations quilt block