Striped fabric is awesome. Do you agree?
I love the minimalist look of my Shells quilt. You can make this quilt in a weekend easily.
Sometimes you only need to use half square triangles and use the fabric print to do most of the work. Stripes are great for this. Chunky stripes look great but finer stripes are great too.
You’ll find Shells and the 3 other patterns in this block in Turnabout patchwork.
So you can see all the variations in a real project we’re joined by Gail of Quilting Gail, Julie of Running Stitch Quilts, Linda of The Quilting Biker, Sarah Scott of Piccolo Studio, Cheryl of QuilterChic and Stephanie of Steph Jacobson Design. Check their projects and don’t forget to enter their giveaways!
These fantastic quilt designers and quilters have made projects starting with just two contrasting squares. Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well as read their experience with my book.
This giveaway is CLOSED.
Today the Fat quarter shop is giving away the fabric to make the Shells quilt.
To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Shells, Xs and Os, Jaws or Arrowhead.
Blog hop schedule
January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball
February 1 – Modern Shoofly
- Gretchen Wylegala blog: Snug Harbor Quilts
February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares
Rose Garden Star
- Anne Boundy blog: Said with Love
- Becca Fenstermaker blog: Pretty Piney
February 4 – Striped Fabric Block
Xs and Os
- Cheryl Brown blog: QuilterChic
- Stephanie Jacobson blog: Steph Jacobson Design
February 6 – Coordinated Strips
- Afton Warrick blog: Quilting Mod
Diamond and Crosses
Knots and Crosses
February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch
- Sherry Shish blog: Powered by Quilting
Two for One
- Mania Hatziioannidi blog: Mania for Quilts
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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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