Contrary wife quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt - video tutorial

Block 4 – Contrary wife quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is the fourth block in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

Contrary wife -not fond of the name- is a classic 9-patch block.  I came across the block when I made a Farmer’s wife sampler quilt a few years ago.

It’s a quick and easy block perfect for beginners. It can be made as a one single block quilt or as part of the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

Check out the different designs you can make with just one single block at the end of the video.

How to make a contrary wife block

Make a quilt with this block

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Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on 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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Contrary wife quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt - video tutorial

4 thoughts on “Block 4 – Contrary wife quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt”

  1. Hi Teresa,

    Would like to know if you’re from Spain, in fact, your last names sound Catalan.

    I’m from Barcelona and just pre-ordered your book. I’m following you for longer and now I’m looking forward to receive it.

    Best from Barcelona

    Angels Martinez

    El sáb., 1 sept. 2018 18:02, Sewn Up escribió:

    > TeresaDownUnder posted: “This is the fourth block in the Mysteries Down > Under quilt. Contrary wife -not fond of the name- is a classic 9-patch > block. I came across the block when I made a Farmer’s wife sampler quilt a > few years ago. It’s a quick and easy block perfect for begi” >

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  2. Si soy oscense. Tienes razón que mi nombre suena catalán pero si buscas en la base del INE parece ser que no. Espero que te guste mi libro 😊

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