Tag Archives: quilting

Storm at sea quilt block in 2 sizes – 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. The video demonstrates 2 of the methods I’ve used to make the same block in two different sizes.

Do you think you’ll give it a go?

How to make a storm at sea quilt block in 2 sizes

Download the templates

6″ x 6″ block

You can download the templates for the 6″ x 6″ block for free:

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

9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ block

Storm at sea quilt pattern

Would you like to make a quilt with this block?

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

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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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Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays and happy 2021 to everyone!

Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to stop by and to those of you who’ve left very kind comments about my work.

To celebrate the end of the year I’ve made a short compilation of just some of the blocks I’ve shared in 2020.

I hope you like it. And I hope you continue to follow me next year.

Stay safe this Christmas.

Video compilation: some blocks we made in 2020

If you have any suggestion don’t hesitate to send me a message or leave a comment in any of my social media channels.

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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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

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
Strips to quilt block video tutorial

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Mega half hexagons quilt – video tutorial

Another hexagon quilt!

Hexagons are one of my favourite blocks.

This time I’m making a half hexagon quilt using a very large hexagon.

The quilt can be assembled in a couple of days and it’s quick and easy to make.

I used the beautiful new Zen Garden collection by Michael Miller:

And half a yard of Cotton Couture solids in:

How to make hexagon quilts with fabric stripes

Notes

A 60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings.

Each strip, 4 1/2″ x width of fabric, shields 5 half hexagons measuring 10″ at their base.

Mega half hexagon quilt video tutorial

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
Mega half hexagon quilt video tutorial

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Hexagon quilt with Striped fabric – video tutorial

Hexagons are one of my favourite blocks.

They’re quick and easy. They can be made with strips of fabric, using a different number of strips.

You can one block wonder quilts with them.

An also you can just use fabric stripes to add a special effect.

How to make hexagon quilts with fabric stripes

A 60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings.

Hexagonal dream quilt

The quilt is 60” x 59 ½”.

If you like the look of this quilt, check out my hexagons quilt Hexagonal dream.

Buy Hexagonal Dream pattern

The pattern comes with a 60 degree ruler paper template.

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
Hexagonal dream quilt