Hidden wells with 4 strips and ombre colours – video tutorial

Hidden wells is one of my favourite quilts.

This time I’ve tried playing with colour to see what I came up with.

What do you think?

Fabric collection

I made this block as Michael Miller Ambassador and used their silky Cotton Couture solids in Cherry, Clementine, Apricot and Orange  from the Michael Miller Colour wheel fat quarter bundle I received..

Check out other fabric combinations on the video.

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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Hidden wells quilt with 4 strips

Quilt magnets pattern – video tutorial

I loved making these tiny 1 1/2″ blocks so much that I thought you would too.

The video demonstrates how to make the block with foundation piecing.

In such small sizes I find it’s a lot easier to get an accurate block than using traditional piecing.

Let’s get to it!

How to make a finished 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ quilt magnet

Foundation piecing paper

I used regular copy paper but you may find it to be a bit thick.

You can use special paper for foundation piecing if you prefer.

Foundation paper ruler

Note: I recently started to use an Add a quarter ruler, the yellow ruler in the video, after some followers recommended it and I have to say it’s a true time saver.

Buy the full 18 template set

Get the templates to make 18 fridge magnets or a mini quilt.

Download flying geese template

3″ quilt blocks

Is 1 1/2″ too small for you?

What about my 3″ quilt blocks Tiny quilt?

Tiny quilt templates

Download the traditional and foundation  templates from my Etsy shop.

Tiny quilt - 3" x 3" 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

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Quilt magnets video tutorial

Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the crosses – part 1

Yes! Another English Paper Piecing project! This is the year of the EPP!

It could be that the uncertainty that is COVID-19 has made me want to do more meditative work such as hand sewing. Or it could be that if I don’t have something handy while I watch TV I fall asleep so it’s almost a necessity to have a hand sewing project going.

Patchwork of the Crosses was designed by English novelist Lucy M. Boston.

Today I’m posting a tutorial on how to make the blocks. Next time I’ll post a tutorial on joining the blocks together.

Download the Patchwork of the crosses template

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

Recommended fabric collections

I made this project as Michael Miller’s Ambassador.

It turns out I love gingham, basics and directional prints in general and Michael Miller has a great range of those. 

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?

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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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Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt

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

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 quilting ideas: adding rounded corners to blocks and prairie points

“Peek into batiks” QAL – Block 6 video tutorial

Peek into batiks BOM - free quilt pattern

Are you enjoying this QAL?

You haven’t started yet? No problem. You have plenty of time to catch up.

How to make block 6 of Peek into Batiks

Block 6 patterns

Materials for the full quilt

Fabrics

Or

AccuQuilt

I was very lucky to receive an AccuQuilt GO! with an 8″ Qube and Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day book of patterns.

I had considered purchasing one for a while but I was undecided. Having used one I really like it. It’s fast and accurate which makes it a joy to use.

Share your pictures!

We’d love for you to share your progress as you quilt along! Be sure to tag @michaelmillerfabrics #michaelmillerfabrics #makingitfun #peekintobatiks @teresadownunder

If you are using your AccuQuilt Go cutter be sure to tag them as well @AccuQuilt #AccuQuilt.

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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