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Butterflies mini quilt – free pattern – easy beginner quilt

Butterflies mini quilt

How to make an hourglass block

Learn in just over 2  of minutes:

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Download Butterflies free pattern

Block size

6 1/2 inch square

Materials

For 2 hourglass blocks:

  • two 7 1/2 inch squares in contrasting fabrics.

With this tutorial you’ll make 6 blocks, 2 in each colour

Butterflies mini quilt

Blocks

  • 7 hourglass blocks in charcoal
  • 8 hourglass blocks in turquoise
  • 1 hourglass block in red

Quilt size

30 inch square plus the binding.

Materials

  • 1/2 yard of cream/white fabric
  • 1/4 yard of charcoal fabric
  • 1/4 yard of acqua or turquoise fabric
  • 1/2 yard of gray fabric for the border
  • 1/4 yard of red fabric

Cut

  • Four 7 1/2 inch squares in charcoal
  • Five 7 1/2 inch squares in white/cream
  • Four 7 1/2 inch squares in turquoise
  • One 7 1/2 inch square in red
  • 2 strips 3 inches x 24 inches and 2 strips 3 inches x 30 inches
  • Fabric for the binding (see tutorial below)

Assembly diagram

butterflies-hourglass-quilt

Hourglass block video tutorial and butterflies mini quilt

Once the top has been sewn together, it’s time to quilt it.

Free motion quilting

I usually finish my quilts with free motion. It’s quick and easy once you get the hang of it.

If you wish to try, here’s how you do it:

Binding the quilt

Binding the quilt using a sewing machine is the quickest way to finish a quilt. It’s a lot easier to. Watch how it’s done:

Did you like the special binding I used? It’s called a flange though it looks to me like piping. This is how you add a flange or faux piping to your quilt binding:

Done!

Butterflies mini quilt - free pattern - easy beginner quilt

Two Road to Tennessee quilt blocks – video tutorial

Road to Tennessee is a classic. It is also a very versatile block that you can place in many ways to come up with very different layouts.

You can use two colours to give some depth to the block as well.

Both blocks are suitable for beginners and are perfect to start quilting.

How to make these two Road to Tennessee blocks

Road to Teneessee quilt blocks

New book out now

“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 order on Amazon.

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Hexagon blocks with two different techniques video tutorial

Tube quilting and 60 degree triangles can be used to make hexagon blocks.

Try and choose the technique you like best.

Learn to make hexagon blocks:

Do you want to make a quilt with hexagon blocks?

Hexagonal dream is a hexagon sampler that is quick and easy to make.

Hexagonal dream pattern

Hexagonal Dream - hexagon sampler quilt pattern - quick and easy quilt pattern

2 hexagon blocks

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Video tutorial: Hidden wells technique – two blocks with 3, 4, 5, and 7 strips

This technique was developed by Mary Ellen Hopkins in 1989 for her Hidden wells quilt. It can be done with a different number of strips in different or equal widths.

Here’s a compilation with blocks made with 3, 4, 5 and 7 strips.

How to make Hidden wells blocks compilation

Hidden wells blocks compilation - video tutorial

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.

You can order on Amazon. It starts shipping on 17 December.

Or on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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Two easy beginner quilt blocks video tutorial

Are you starting, do you want to make a quick quilt? Choose one of these two blocks and make a quick quilt in a weekend.

Both blocks are perfect for the beginner. Both are also a stash buster.

The gingham quilt works better with tone on tone or solids. You can make a bricks quilt with fabric scraps too and experiment with different sashing colours.

And above all have fun!

How to make a bricks quilt

2 easy beginner quilt blocks video tutorial

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.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.Preorder Turaabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

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