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“Turnabout patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” blog hop

Starting on Wednesday 30 January and until February 9, over 30 fantastic quilt designers and bloggers will feature one project from my book Turnabout patchwork.

Watch a preview of many of the different projects in the book. More photos to come over the next few days as my fellow quilters and bloggers review my book in their blogs and show their work.

Don’t miss out! Check the schedule below.

And don’t forget to come back often because there will be giveaways every day. The first one starting today!

In case you missed its release, Turnabout patchwork 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.

Xs and Os, left, and Diamonds and Crosses, right – by Linda McLaren of The Quilting Biker

The book explores options for turning 6 blocks into a total of 23 quilt patterns. It’s a book born of what-ifs rather than one focused on achieving quilting perfection.

Giveaways!

To encourage you sticking with me for the next few days, I and my fellow blog hop quilters are hosting some giveaways.

Some of the giveaway prizes

Today’s Giveaway is CLOSED

So why not start today giving away one copy of my book in electronic format?

Just choose one of the 6 main quilts below and add a comment on why you selected it. I will do a draw at the end of the blog hop and inform the winner. Good luck!

Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu

Blog hop schedule

January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball

Arrowhead

Sweet Bows

Tutti-frutti

Sun Dunes

February 1 – Modern Shoofly

Flying Rainbows

Flying Butterflies

Flying Flags

Flying Confetti

February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star

Swirl

Houndstooth

Diamond Star

February 4 – Striped Fabric Block

Shells

Xs and Os

Jaws

Arrowhead

February 6 – Coordinated Strips

Peaks

Diamond and Crosses

Knots and Crosses

February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis

Stepping Stones

Two for One

Cross

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“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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My book Turnabout patchwork

Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist was officially released on 3 December 2018.  It’s 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.

Where to order the book

Alternatively check with your local quilt shop.

View all 23 quilt patterns in the book made into real life quilts

Video tutorial: optical illusion – 3D steps block

Video tutorial: 3D Blocks quilt

Following up from my large batch of half square triangles (HST) video, here’s how you can use the same technique to  create an optical illusion quickly and easily.

Just make a big batch of half square triangles and together with a bunch of squares you get this great looking piece of patchwork.

Learn how to make a 3D steps block:

If you like optical illusions, you’ll love the Tumbling blocks without Y seams video.

It’s so easy to make! Check this video out:

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Quilt pattern: Night eyes – PDF download

Quilt pattern: Night eyes - quilt pattern for beginners - quick cutting instructions

Night eyes is a quick and easy quilt suitable for beginners.

The pattern includes, fabric needes, quick cutting instructions and lots of diagrams.

Pattern basics

Quilt sizes: Cushion, throw, twin and queen.

Quilts finished block size: 12”.

Cushion finished block size: 4 ½”.

Quilt style: Traditional piecing. On point.

Skill level: Beginner.

Buy Night Eyes quilt pattern

 

Buy Night eyes quilt pattern on Etsy

See  the quilt up close on this video

Many thanks to the many testers that helped me test the pattern:

Quilt pattern: Night eyes - testers quilts

Night eyes quilt pattern for beginners

Whirlwind quilt pattern – PDF download

Whirlwind quilt pattern - quick and easy quilting - PDF download

Whirlwind is a quick and easy quilt suitable for confident beginners.

The pattern comes with traditional templates.

If you prefer to make the quilt with foundation piecing, you will also find foundation piecing templates in the pattern.

Pattern basics

Quilt size: 48” x 48”.

Finished block size: 9”.

Number of blocks: 16.

Quilt technique: traditional piecing OR foundation piecing.

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern on Etsy

See  the quilt up close on this video

Tips

For best results, use two different colour fabrics of similar value, for instance two light fabrics or two medium fabrics.

The quilt has two visual interpretations depending on whether you focus on the windmill pattern or on the negative space of the quilt, which is a bracket shape.

In the 15 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions, traditional templates, foundation piecing templates, colour scheme suggestions as well links to 3 of my video tutorials.

A million thanks to the testers who helped make this pattern great.

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

If you share photos of this quilt please tag me @teresadownunder and use #whirlwindquilt when sharing on Instagram.

Quilt Pattern: Whirlwind quilt - traditional piecing. Quick and easy quilt