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Flowers in my garden quilt pattern

Have you made your first quilt yet? This could be the one!

This is an easy quilt using two classic blocks. Choose highly contrasting fabrics for best results.

How to make a shoofly and a calico puzzle blocks

Flowers in the garden quilt pattern

If you like the look of the quilt you can download the pattern. The pattern includes all the fabric needs and assembly instructions.

Fabric collections for this quilt

Some of the fabrics belong to old fabric collections. The rest of the fabrics belong to:

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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Pattern: French garden quilt – confident beginner level

French Garden is an easy quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

The quilt is traditionally pieced.

French Garden close up

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

Download French Garden quilt pattern

About the quilt

  • Quilt size: 80” x 80”
  • Finished block size: the basic unit size is 3” x 3”.
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Quilting technique: Traditionally pieced.

The basic units are assembled into 13 larger blocks of different sizes.

The pattern includes yardage needs, quick cutting instructions, assembly instructions, lots of diagrams and a quilt design colouring page.

Bonus content: video tutorials.

Note:

  • Download the pattern to your computer before you print it.
  • Ensure you are printing at 100%.
  • Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat to print.

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

Video tutorial: Scrappy strip block 2 ways

Have you been throwing your fabric scraps? Don’t, you’ll need them to make these blocks.

Learn to use all those assorted fabric scraps to make 2 scrappy strip quilt blocks:

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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Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

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Scrappy strip block 2 ways video tutorial

2 double disappearing nine patch quilt blocks

There are lots of disappearing nine patch quilt blocks out there.

But what if you take the disappearing nine patch block and slice it again? You get a double disappearing nine patch block.

Learn 2 double disappearing nine patch techniques

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
2 double disappearing nine patch blocks - video tutorial

Quilt pattern: Aim for the stars – confident beginner level

Aim for the stars quilt pattern

Aim for the stars is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

The quilt is traditionally pieced.

You can choose to piece one of the stars partially using foundation piecing although traditional templates are aso available.

Have a look at the quilt in this short video:

Buy Aim for the stars quilt pattern

Buy Aim for the stars quilt pattern on Etsy

About the quilt

  • Size: 66″ x 66″
  • Quilt technique: traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Fabric collection: I made the quilt on the cover from my old stash but I designed with Moda Farm Fresh collection in mind and the main diagrams use that fabric collection. This collection has very suitable black and white fabrics, even acqua that will make a beautiful quilt.

Note:

  • Download the pattern to your computer before you print it.
  • Ensure you are printing at 100%.
  • Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat to print.