Turnabout Patchwork blog hop, 28 January to 9 February 2019

“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

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“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.

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

  1. Glad you included the Flying Rainbows, the method for forming the blocks is genius! I have made this block before a different way with so much stress, this way will be a pleasure!

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  2. Rose Garden Star, reminds me of the veterans quilt I made my son-in-law for Veterans Day. Turned out beautiful with the hunters star.

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  3. I love your cleverness in changing the patterns! And the rose pattern would be perfect with some fabrics I have!

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  4. Thank you so much for your creative ideas. I love ❤️ the thought of taking one block and making so many different ones. I love the shells quilt. So very clean and sharp. Please keep up the good work.

    Thank you.

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  5. Teresa – I like the shells pattern. The play of the stripes really does resemble a shell. I like that you can use stripe fabric or make a variation stripe with your own. Change the look through color and placement!

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  6. Rose Garden Star! Love Hunters Star Pattern! It’s on my priority “to do’ list for 2019! I’ve seen it made with other than the rapid fire ruler….is this one created doing block splits?

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  7. Hello from Newfoundland, Canada! I love the Flying Rainbows quilt-I can see that one sewn up with loads of colourful scraps!

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  8. I pick Flying Rainbows. I just love anything rainbow. But, I liked it for all the negative space available for fancy quilting

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  9. I like the flying rainbow quilt the best. It’s so versatile for fabric choices, plus the spacing allows for many QAYG methods.

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  10. Flying Rainbows will be the hardest for me and I love to be challenged. I have the perfect material to start this project!

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  11. I like the Flying Rainbow quilt. I love bright colors and all the white gives it a nice modern look. I love all your tutorials!

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  12. I like the Rose Garden Star. It’s like a puzzle with different colors. My eyes dart back and forth to how the colors are arranged.

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  13. I was fascinated by The Shells pattern… then saw the name! Love things beachy. Just starting out and love ideas with HSTs! The quilting looked fun and easy. A great way to show off my Kaffe Fassett fabric too!

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  14. Arrowhead is my favorite….simple yet looks intricate. Also like the layered look. Winning a copy if your book would be awesome.

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  15. J’aime beaucoup le rose garden star , les couleurs sont douces ,
    les motifs bien définis , et j’adore les étoiles dans le patchwork .

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  16. Flying Rainbow. I’m always looking for a pattern that I can use for a Quilt of Valor. This would be perfect with a added border if needed.

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  17. My darling eldest niece announced recently that she and her partner are expected a baby in May! I’m a little in shock about becoming a Great Aunt for the first time. However, I plan to make the ‘Flying Rainbows’ quilt for the baby.

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  18. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book! I love them all but would choose Arrowhead to make for a friend who loves the Kansas City Chiefs football team. They play in Arrowhead stadium.

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  19. I will choose peaks, because if I win I could take a peek inside your book! Seriously I like them all, I’m impressed with your creativity!

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  20. I love Flying Rainbows – such a happy summer quilt ! And I need to think about summer it is -15C this morning – brrrr. Thank you for the opportunity to win an e-copy of your book.

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  21. I love the Shells pattern. I can think of various color schemes that would work really well. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on your new book,

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  22. I love the Rose Garden Star. I have made this one and love how easily it comes together, and how it displays the colors and patterns. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  23. I have a stack of nine patch blocks I work on occasionally for one of the 5 charity quilts I’m making. Although I’d planned to slice them into quarters and arrange them sort of stepping-stone style, now I’m going to wait and see more options from the bloggers who are adding slices in still another direction from Double Disappearing Nine Patch in your book, to see if I can turn this into a more interesting quilt for some lady in a nursing home to enjoy! How I love options! Anything I can do to perk up the lives of those ladies is a plus. Imagine the fun of studying an intricate looking quilt pattern lying over you instead of a boring 9 patch! Gives both joy and warmth! Thank you! I’ve made several of your designs and hope to own your book some day to help me make fun quilts to cheer up more older men and women who are trapped inside their failing bodies. Blessings to you, Teresa !

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  24. I absolutely love the Rose Garden Star quilt, it is definitely my favorite. It’s true that all of your quilts are beautiful and your tutorials are amazing and very much appreciated. I am a novice quilter and you make every project appear possible to complete. Thank you for sharing your expertise and being such an encourager to so many people around the world.

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  25. I like “Flying Rainbow” as it will make a great baby quilt and I am looking for ideas to make a baby quilt for my next grandchild.

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  26. Flying rainbows. I’ve liked it ever since I saw it. The simplicity of it plus the movement and colors make it just perfect.

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  27. I love Rose Garden Star! I like roses, gardens and stars – what’s not to love. I started following you through your FPP tutorials on YouTube. I used to feel intimidated by FPP and now I realize I love this technique.

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  28. Love the Rose Garden Star. A friend is having twins and that would be the perfect pattern for 2 baby quilts!

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  29. Arrowhead by three lengths. I prefer quilts with fabric not purchased off the bold for a quilt and I love the look of muted colors….so, yes, Arrowhead.

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  30. Flying rainbows, for sure. In fact, I’ve already made it. Modern style, fun colors, quick and easy to piece – what’s not to love?

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  31. I like arrowhead and could make it in many variations
    I love your video tutorials and look forward to seeing your book

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  32. Rose garden star is my favorite. It makes me think of summer- warm weather. The news station is call for a foot or more of snow and blizzard like conditions in the next couple of days so anything that gives me happy thoughts is a winner!

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  33. Flying rainbows! The simplicity of design is striking, and well, who can resist the purity of primary rainbow colors

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  34. I love the Rose Garden Star! I’ve had my heart set on a Hunter’s Star quilt at some point, and this one is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the chance to win your book!!!

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  35. Arrowhead was shouting to me to be picked! I like how it draws your eye to the top, but you still see the background.

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  36. Flying Rainbows partly because it’s the one that has been calling to me since you started promoting the book, partly because it would make such lovely little yachts and my daughter sails. But so hard to choose, really!

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  37. I have liked the Flying Rainbows pattern right from the start. I love easy patterns that look like they are hard to do.

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  38. Rose Star Garden! I love the look of the Hunters Star pattern but looking at the different ways you pieced them together was something I never would have thought of!

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  39. I love the Rose Garden Star. It is looks like Hunter Star. I have some Japanese beige fabrics that are perfect in brown and beige.

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  40. I love them all but Flying Rainbows is just a standout because of all the different ways you can move them to make a totally different look!! Have learned so much from your tutorials!

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  41. I’m in love with the Arrowhead quilt. I’ve got a collection of teal and brown prints that would work great for this pattern. The movement in the prints as well as that in the quilt pattern will make for a strong visual impact.

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  42. I LOVE Flying.Rainbows. It is so cheerful looking. It is also a much more straight forward technique than what I used to assemble the same design. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  43. My Favorite Quilt is your Flying Rainbows. I have been saving my pennies to buy a copy of your book, so to win one would be GRRReat 🙂

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  44. All of the patterns are beautiful, but Flying Rainbows brought my eye back more than once! I always appreciate your videos and creative ideas, Teresa! They have helped me become a better quilter in many ways!

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  45. I have been hooked on the “flying rainbows since I first saw your book! I think it is a fun take on an old block but totally new! I love modern quilts and this one fits me!
    Good luck on your book. I always enjoy your you tube tutorials.

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  46. Hi Teresa, sounds like a great blog coming up. I select the arrowhead quilt because it has a stained glass effect and I’d love to do that in my new home with fabrics from the Northern territory (Alice Springs} using locally made aboriginal designs. I have a new rug with burgundy, black and beige and it would go well to lift the feel of the family room.It would be fantastic to win a copy of your book. Marcia from Aussie

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  47. I chose Arrowhead. The design intrigues me as well as the coloration. Beautiful patterns- all of them!

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  48. I like the Rose Star Garden . I think it’s beautiful. Can be done with an array of fabrics . I have learned a lot from watching your videos .They are very informative and so exciting to watch how the blocks can be turned and become something totally new .You show how all the options that make it a whole new world .Thanks

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  49. I love Flying Rainbows.It is perfect for a baby’s cot quilt. It also is a terrific pattern for using up a few of those scraps.

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  50. I love the Rose Garden Star quilt, I love the way it looks. It looks like the Hunter Star quilt & because I love star quilts.

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  51. The Rose Garden Star quilt is very appealing right now. Looking out at cold gray weather. The design is great but the spring colors offer hope.

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  52. I love two – Rose Garden Star and Flying Rainbows — they both make me happy and want to do the 💃. RGS brings back memories of another quilt made 20 some years ago and FR reminds me of my granddaughters who love rainbows and unicorns!

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  53. I love the Rose Garden Star and can’t wait to see how you make it. I love your block methods! This quilt will be great with the almost solids I have been collecting.

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  54. Arrowhead would be a great pattern to make for the guys in my life; it’s always so easy to find patterns I know the women will love, but the men are tougher. This one will be striking but not bland, so fun to make, great to live with, and full of visual interest.

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  55. One of my favorites in the book is Flying Rainbows and I think I will make this one. Love the pops of color!!!

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  56. I love these kinds of variations on patterns, starting with Nancy Brennan Daniel, then Mickey Lawlor, now you. Such fun! I am intrigued with the Arrowhead, with the flying rainbows a close second.

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  57. I too like all the patterns but I think the flying rainbows is my favorite. I love you book so helpful and makes piecing so much easier.

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  58. I love all your designs but what I love best about the Rose Garden Star is that it is a very detailed and intricate looking design, but you break down the directions so that even the not quite so advanced quilter can make it. Thank you for your inspiration!

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  59. My favorite is Flying Rainbows. I make a lot of baby quilts for charity and always looking for easy patterns that could use scraps. I’ve liked it ever since seeing the cover of your book.

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  60. I love the Trellis! I miss my garden at the moment while living away for work. I think this would be perfect for developing my beginner skills but also providing a challenge! So many fabric options!!!

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  61. It’s a challenge to choose because all quilts provide inspiration. I like how a traditional block is exploded as in the Flying Rainbow quilt.

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