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Hearts and Stars miniature quilt pattern

Today I’m releasing a miniature medallion quilt pattern called Hearts and Stars.

The quilt is not even 20″ x 20″.

How did I make it? I made the 2 1/2″ with foundation freezer paper.

Learn paper piecing with freezer paper with this very easy heart block.

You can download the hearts and stars miniature heart (pdf) sample block for free and give it a go and then decide whether you could make the full quilt with this technique.

Hearts and Stars miniature quilt pattern

This is a digital download for a miniature quilt pattern.

Quilt size: 19 3/4″ x 19 3/4″.

Finished block size: 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

Quilt style: on point miniature quilt.

Level: confident beginner / intermediate.

Technique: foundation piecing with freezer paper for blocks

When making very small blocks I find the sewing is far more accurate when doing foundation paper piecing.

And I really enjoy using freezer paper for foundation piecing because there’s no need to tear the paper at the end plus you can reuse the templates over and over.

In addition you can directly print the templates on to freezer paper for printing or trace the templates on to freezer paper on a roll.

Or you may want to use freezer paper on a roll to print by ironing the freezer paper to copy paper and then print on it. Don’t press for too long. The first time I tried the freezer paper bonded so strongly with the copy paper I couldn’t remove it after printing.

What’s in the pattern?

– block foundation piecing templates
– cutting instructions for all pieces
– colour schemes recommendation
– quilt assembly instructions
– quilt colouring page
– several video tutorials on foundation piecing and binding – an internet connection is required.

Hearts and stars miniature quilt pattern

Blades quilt block – Morocco series – block 2- video tutorial

I saw this mosaic on a wall and I thought it’d make a great looking modern quilt in black and white.

I called it Blades because it reminded me of the blades in my food processor.

So here it is.

Fabrics

I used fabrics from a beautiful black and white fat quarter bundle by Michael Miller.

Alternatively you can get fat quarter black and white bundles from other fabric manufacturers.

Inspiration


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
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Blades quilt block video tutorial

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Medina Fall star quilt block – Morocco series – video tutorial

My Medina Fall Star mini quilt is a variation of the Marrakech Magic Star mini quilt and a zellij that is ubiquitous in Morocco. Let’s learn how to make this block.

Download

You can purchase the Medina Fall Star quilt templates from my Etsy shop. This download contains the foundation templates to make the Medina Fall Star quilt block and mini quilt as well as a quilt colouring page. Finished block size: 16″ x 16″. The block construction is demonstrated on video only. An internet connection is required to make the block medina fall star blog

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

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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Marrakech Magic star quilt block – Morocco series – video tutorial

Today I learned that I probably should have called my “Morocco series” my “zellij” series. Zellij is a “style of mosaic tilework made from individually hand-chiseled tile pieces set into a plaster base”  according to Wikipedia. You can find zellij as a decorative element in many places in Morocco.  Often they’re found in historic buildings but also on fountains and on lower walls outside buildings and houses. Today’s zellij is an 8-pointed star also called ring. This ring shape can be presented in a repeated pattern or at the centre of a larger piece. I’ve called this block Marrakech Magic Star. Let’s learn how to make this block.

Download

You can purchase the Marrakech Magic Star quilt templates from my Etsy shop. This download contains the foundation templates to make the Marrakech Magic star quilt block and mini quilt as well as a quilt colouring page. Finished block size: 12″ x 12″. The block construction is demonstrated on video only. An internet connection is required to make the block.Marrakech magic mini quilt
If interested in geometry, this is a drawing of the pattern. Source.
Or the one below. Source.
Marrakech Magic Star quilt block - Morocco series video tutorial
video tutorial