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Swirl: a block from Turnabout patchwork: simple quilts with a twist

This block belongs to my book Turnabout Patchwork: Simple quilts with a Twist.
I came across the block and its variations through experimentation.

The pieces that make up the block have many bias seams. If you don’t like sewing with bias seams this block isn’t  for you.

I personally find that if the pieces are small, like in this case, handling them presents no issues.

The block is made out of 2 squares of fabric. Yes, just 2 squares of fabric in contrasting fabrics.

How to make a quick and easy Swirl quilt block

Learn how to make a Hunter’s start quilt block in  just over 2 minutes:

Fabric recommendations

You can make the quilt in 2 colours:

Or you can make it in multiple colours:

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

Swirl quilt pattern

This is one of the quilts from my book Turnabout patchwork using this variation of this block Sarah Myers from  the Quilted Diary made.

Swirl quilt

The pattern is one of 23 quilt patterns in my book “Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist“. The book 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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Swirl quilt, Turnabout patchwork

Two quilting ideas: rounded corners for blocks and prairie points – video tutorial

In this tutorial you’ll learn to make a quick and easy bow tie block but also how to add a rounded corner to any block.

Sewing curves is a bit fiddly but at the same time it’s quite straight forward.

The trick to sewing curves is using lots of pins to make sure that both fabric edges remain flat while being stitched so that you don’t end up with puckering.

And also I’ll show you how to make prairie points and make a block with it.

Let’s get to it.

Pattern download

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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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
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Two quilting ideas: adding rounded corners to blocks and prairie points

Hunter’s star: a block from Turnabout patchwork: simple quilts with a twist

This block belongs to my book Turnabout Patchwork: Simple quilts with a Twist.
I came across the block and its variations through experimentation.

The pieces that make up the block have many bias seams. If you don’t like sewing with bias seams this block isn’t  for you.

I personally find that if the pieces are small, like in this case, handling them presents no issues.

The block is made out of 2 squares of fabric. Yes, just 2 squares of fabric in contrasting fabrics.

How to make a quick and easy Hunter’s star quilt block

Learn how to make a Hunter’s start quilt block in  just over 2 minutes:

Materials for one Hunter’s star quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics. You can use 10-inch pre-cuts for a quicker block.

Fabric recommendations

You can make the quilt in 2 colours:

Or you can make it in multiple colours:

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

Rose garden star quilt pattern

This is one of the quilt ps from my book Turnabout patchwork using this variation of this block.

Rose garden star - Turnabout Patchwork book, Teresa Mairal-Barreu

The pattern is one of 23 quilt patterns in my book “Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist“. The book 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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Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

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Two easy modern quilt blocks – video tutorial

Do you like modern blocks? These blocks are for you.

Learn to make two quick and easy blocks

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
Two easy modern blocks video tutorial

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Storm at sea quilt block – Video tutorial

Storm at sea is a very popular quilt block. It looks more difficult than it really is.

There are different ways to make this block. I’ve made it in the past with foundation paper piecing. See below.

This time I’ve used  mixed techniques.

Do you think you’ll give it a go?

How to make a storm at sea quilt block

Fabrics featured on the video

Download the templates

You can download the templates temporarily for free:

The templates include traditional pieces as well as and foundation piecing pieces.

You may also be interested in this block in a larger size that is made with foundation piecing exclusively.

Storm at sea using foundation piecing

Watch a short video demonstrating how to make this block.

This block is a perfect block to learn foundation paper piecing.

I know a lot of people feel a bit confused by foundation piecing. I hope this video makes sense to you.

Storm at sea block size

9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″.

Download templates only

Storm at sea quilt pattern – foundation piecing pattern

Christmas storm at sea-etsy

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

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