QAL “Peek into batiks”

The last 2 years we’ve made two projects together, a mystery quilt and a mini blocks quilt.

This year, as Michael Miller brand Ambassador I’m participating in a QAL to make “Peek Into Batiks” and I’d love you to join me.

Peek into Batiks Quilt Along

Peek into Batik free pattern

Download from the Michael Mirller blog.

Fabric collection

This quilt uses Michael Miller batiks and Cotton couture in black for the background. The Cotton Couture range is silky and beautiful to work with.

The batiks are vibrant and beautiful to work with too.

You can get a large range of Michael Miller batiks.

Ask at your local shop if they carry them or can order them for you. Otherwise you can get a range of them on Amazon.

Some of my favourites:

How I’m making Peek into batiks

I was very lucky to receive an AccuQuilt GO! on my role as Michael Miller brand Ambassador, so for this quilt I’m using AccuQuilt to cut all my fabric. I actually got the pack in the photo.

I totally recommend buying a Qube. Peek into batiks uses the 8″ Qube though you can also get a 6″, a 10″ and a 12″ Qube. The beauty of the Qube is that you can mix and match the dies to create many different blocks. You don’t have to worry about the math, the dies have been created to work together.

It’s my first time with AccuQuilt but I’ve already fallen in love with it. Even if I try to use basic tools for my tutorials, after using the system for just a couple of blocks so far I can tell you it’s a truly time saver.

I don’t know about you but I often put off projects because of the thought of having to cut hundreds of pieces to make a quilt. With AccuQuilt you’ll have all your pieces cut in no time. You can cut through 6 layers of fabric so you can see how quickly you can get all the cutting done. And of course the cutting accuracy is great.

Does it waste a lot of fabric? Check out the waste below after I used the machine for the first time.

Warning: on the video I placed the fabric facing the wrong direction. You’re supposed to place the fabric with the grain facing the roller.

So let’s have fun!

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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Two more valentine’s day quilts

I really like making hearts don’t I? Here you have 2 more heart quilts to make.

Which one do you like best?

Cross my heart quilt pattern - Confident beginnerCross my heart quilt

Cross my heart is an easy quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners. The quilt is fat quarter friendly.

  • Quilt size: 54″ x 68″.
  • Finished block size: 14″ x 14″.
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Quilting technique: Both traditional piecing and foundation piecing templates are available.

Fabric collection 

I made the sample quilt with Valori Wells collection Murmur.

Download Cross my heart

Strippy  heart quilt

Strippy hearts quilt pattern

This pattern has the basic information to make the quilt top including the heart template.

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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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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2 Valentine's Day quilts

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Video tutorial: Scrappy star quilt block

This is a great little block you can make with fabric scraps. Or you can use your charm squares as well.

How to make an scrappy star block

Learn in 2 minutes:

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
Scrappy star quilt block - video tutorial

Saw tooth star and Ohio star quilt blocks – video tutorial

If you like star quilt blocks as much as I do you’ll love this tutorial for a Saw tooth star and an Ohio star quilt block.

Use strong contrast between fabrics for best results.

How to use this block?

Check out my My lucky stars quilt pattern.

Buy My lucky stars quilt pattern on Etsy.

my-lucky-stars-pattern-1

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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sawtooth star and ohio