Hexagon blocks with jelly rolls

These blocks are lots of fun to make. They are made with 2 1/2″ fabric strips.

You can use jelly rolls and make the blocks even faster.

Sewing the blocks together into a quilt top is really simple. You can watch how to sew the blocks together in the video.

I like hexagon blocks so much I even made a hexagon block sampler quilt, Hexagonal dream. Check the details below.

Learn to make hexagon blocks with fabric strips

Hexagonal dream pattern

Hexagonal Dream is a hexagon sampler quilt.The quilt is put together without Y seams.

  • Quilt size: 60” x 59 ½”.
  • Number of blocks: 48 hexagon blocks with 11 different block types and 8 half hexagon blocks.
  • Finished hexagon size: 7 ¼” x 8 ½”.
  • The quilt is jelly roll and fat quarter friendly.
  • Skill level: I’ve rated this quilt as confident beginner / intermediate.

Download the pattern

A 60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings or the template that comes with the pattern.

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So how did I make this quilt?

Watch a short 1 minute video:

If you have any questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me via the form on the About this blog page.

hexagons with jelly rolls

Quarter Snow Ball block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop

Turnabout patchwork, Quarter Snowball quilt block

Quarter Snow Ball is the first block in the book. It’s perfect for new quilters as well as experienced ones.

So easy yet so versatile. You will find 1 quilt pattern featuring this block in the book and 3 illustrated quilt pattern variations.

This block has so many possibilities that after you do the 4 variations I’m sure you’ll be able to find a few more and make your own quilt design.

Today we’re joined by Jen of Patterns by Jen, Lorinda of Laurel, Poppy and Pine, Kate of Seams like a dream, Sandra of Sandra Healy Designs, Moira of Quilt Design Duo, Lynn of Puppy Girl Designs, Sarah of Sarah Goer Quilts and Tammy of Tamarinis.

They’ve made blocks and full quilts using this block. Don’t forget to check their fantastic quilts and blocks they’re made for this occasion as well as read their experience with the book.

After you check their posts enter their own giveaways!

Giveaways!

This giveaway is CLOSED.

Free spirit fabrics giveaway

Today we have a great giveaway. When I designed Tutti-frutti I did so with Denyse Schmidt’s modern solids 5” charm pack in mind.

Free Spirit fabrics, who also provided most of the fabrics for the quilts in my book, is kindly giving away Denyse’s 100 charm pack and 1 yard of solid cream to make this Tutti-frutti. Isn’t that great?

To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Arrowhead, Sweet Bows, Tutti-frutti or Sun Dunes.

See the quilts

Blog hop schedule

January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball

Arrowhead

Sweet Bows

Tutti-frutti

Sun Dunes

February 1 – Modern Shoofly

Flying Rainbows

Flying Butterflies

Flying Flags

Flying Confetti

February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star

Swirl

Houndstooth

Diamond Star

February 4 – Striped Fabric Block

Shells

Xs and Os

Jaws

Arrowhead

February 6 – Coordinated Strips

Peaks

Diamond and Crosses

Knots and Crosses

February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis

Stepping Stones

Two for One

Cross

Order 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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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“Turnabout patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” blog hop

Starting on Wednesday 30 January and until February 9, over 30 fantastic quilt designers and bloggers will feature one project from my book Turnabout patchwork.

Watch a preview of many of the different projects in the book. More photos to come over the next few days as my fellow quilters and bloggers review my book in their blogs and show their work.

Don’t miss out! Check the schedule below.

And don’t forget to come back often because there will be giveaways every day. The first one starting today!

In case you missed its release, Turnabout patchwork 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.

Xs and Os, left, and Diamonds and Crosses, right – by Linda McLaren of The Quilting Biker

The book explores options for turning 6 blocks into a total of 23 quilt patterns. It’s a book born of what-ifs rather than one focused on achieving quilting perfection.

Giveaways!

To encourage you sticking with me for the next few days, I and my fellow blog hop quilters are hosting some giveaways.

Some of the giveaway prizes

Today’s Giveaway is CLOSED

So why not start today giving away one copy of my book in electronic format?

Just choose one of the 6 main quilts below and add a comment on why you selected it. I will do a draw at the end of the blog hop and inform the winner. Good luck!

Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu

Blog hop schedule

January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball

Arrowhead

Sweet Bows

Tutti-frutti

Sun Dunes

February 1 – Modern Shoofly

Flying Rainbows

Flying Butterflies

Flying Flags

Flying Confetti

February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star

Swirl

Houndstooth

Diamond Star

February 4 – Striped Fabric Block

Shells

Xs and Os

Jaws

Arrowhead

February 6 – Coordinated Strips

Peaks

Diamond and Crosses

Knots and Crosses

February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis

Stepping Stones

Two for One

Cross

Order 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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Learn how to English Paper Piece (EPP) book tour

Learn EPP

I love English paper piecing. EPP is great for when you don’t have your machine nearby.

If you are like me and enjoy hand sewing, Carolina Moore’s Learn how to EPP is perfect for you.

Learn how to EPP shares the basics of how to paper piece hexagons and diamonds, and then provides step-by-step instructions for how to make 10 projects, some big some small, some adorable.

All of the projects are beautiful and very doable.

There are pillows, pouches, pillowcase dresses, placemats, even a full quilt project and a bag, one of my favourites. I’m sure you’ll want to make them all.

If you’ve never done EPP, you don’t need to worry, it’s quite easy.  In the book you’ll find all you need to get you started. 

Still not convinced? Watch this short video and see for yourself. You can do it!

EPP is easy and versatile. So what are you waiting for, go and get the book!

Learn to EPP

Blog tour schedule

Friday, January 25th: Carolina from Always Expect Moore

Saturday, January 26th: Linda from Linda B Creative and Havalah from Sisters, What

Sunday, January 27th: Teresa from Sewn Up, Teresa Down Under and Stephanie from Modern Sewciety

Monday, January 28th: Jen from Faith and Fabric and Alicia from Sew What Alicia

Tuesday, January 29th: Sherry from Powered by Quilting and Marie from Underground Crafter

Wednesday, January 30th: Brooke from Brooklyn Berry Designs and Melody from Two Maker Chicks

Thursday, January 31st: Ali from Home Crafts by Ali and Sarah from Quilted Diary

Friday, February 1st: Bobbie from the Geeky Bobbin and Gemia from Phat Quarters

Saturday, February 2nd: Beth from Garland Girl Quilts and Bobbi from Snowy Days Quilting

Sunday, February 3rd: Kirsty from Bonjour Quilts and Simone from Charmed Life Quilting

Monday, February 4th: Aimee from Things Small and Simple and Mathew from Mister Domestic

Tuesday, February 5th: Kathy from Kathy’s kwilts and more and Kim from Stitched in Purple

Wednesday, February 6th: Audrey from the Cloth Parcel and Anorina from Samelia’s Mum

Thursday, February 7th: Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts and Lauren from Molly and Mama

Friday, February 8th: Sarah from Saroy and Stephanie from Swoodson Says

Block 28 – Pinwheel quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

Almost there!

This star block is very easy to make. It uses foundation and traditional piecing.

How to make a Pinwheel quilt block

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.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Pinwheel quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt