Category Archives: 9-patch quilt block

Mysteries Down Under quilt starts on 19 August

Mysteries Down Under is my first mystery quilt and it starts on 19 August.

I won’t reveal the full quilt until the end so the mystery remains throughout the project.

The tutorials for this quilt will be released over the next few weeks. The tutorials can be used to make the quilt but can be used independently as well.

I’ve used a number of techniques in the tutorials. If you find some techniques too hard you can always replace the block with another 6″ block from the quilt.

Quilt details

Sill level: confident beginner.

Blocks: 42 blocks (5 x 7 plus a 5″ border).

Finished block size: 6″ x 6″.

Quilt size: 53″ x 60″.

Approximate fabric needs for colour coded quilts based on a useable width of fabric of 40″ – 42″:

  • Background fabric: 2 3/4 yards
  • Colour 1 (pink): 1 yard
  • Colour 2 (acqua): 1 yard
  • Colour 2A (lighter acqua): 1/8 yard
  • Colour 3 (navy): 1/2 yard
  • Colour 4 (medium blue 1): 5/8 yard
  • Colour 5 (yellow): 1/8 yard
  • Colour 6 (burgundy): 1/4 yard
  • Colour 7 (green): 3/8 yard
  • Colour 8 (teal): 1/8 yard
  • Colour 9 (admiral blue): 1/4

If you make your quilt scrappy like me you don’t need to worry about fabric needs.

How to follow my blog

If you don’t want to miss any tutorial that makes this quilt, your best bet is to follow my blog so you receive an email in your inbox when the next tutorial is out.

This video demonstrates how to follow or subscribe to my blog:

All tutorials

Get all the Mysteries Down Under tutorials.

New book out on December 3

“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.

You can preorder on Amazon now.

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Stay tuned for more!

Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist by Teresa Mairal Barreu (TeresaDownUnder)

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9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

9-patch quilt block with swirling seams video tutorial

Swirling seams is a technique Eleanor Burns popularised. It’s a simple way to reduce bulky seams and still press the seams to the side.

Learn in 2 minutes how to do swirling seams in a 9-patch quilt block:

If you like this technique, you can watch the same technique applied to a 4-patch block:

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