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Video tutorial: Buzzsaw or delectable mountains quilt block

Buzzsaw quilt block - video tutorial

Watch how to make a buzzsaw quilt block also called delectable mountains block in 2 minutes

Buzzsaw or delectable mountains blocks

These 2 pieces are obtained with the video tutorial. These pieces can be arranged in different ways to make different quilt designs.

Quilt designs with this block

This one is an unusual one but a pretty one. You can use different colours for each strip or make it in ombré tones.

This one is a classic layout for this type of block. It can be done scrappy.

Again, this one is a classic design and it can also be made scrappy.

I quite like this one.

And also this one.

If you use this tutorial to make anything, and you post your photos on Instagram please tag me @teresadownunder. I’d love to see what you make.

Block 6: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Block 6: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes.

Materials

  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

How to arrange the patches to make this block

Block 6: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Sew in rows and then the rows together.
Block 6: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Quilt design ideas

You can make a whole quilt with one single block.

With sashing

Block 6: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Without sashing

Block 6: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Visual process

Block 6: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Block 5: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Block 5: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes.

Materials

  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

How to arrange the patches to make this block

Block 5: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Sew in rows and then the rows together.
Block 5: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Quilt design ideas

You can make a whole quilt with one single block.

With sashing

Block 5: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Without sashing

Block 5: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Visual process

Block 5: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Block 2 – Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Block 2 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes.

Materials

  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

How to arrange the patches to make this block

Block 2 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Sew in rows and then the rows together.
Block 2 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Quilt design ideas

You can make a whole quilt with one single block.

With sashing

Block 1 - Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Without sashing

Visual process

XOXO free quilt pattern – another Valentine’s Day project

XOXO quilt- free pattern

Let’s call this block and quilt XOXO. It’s one of the blocks I made for my Road to Tennessee block post.

This is a beginner block and quilt. Use your favourite pinks to make this quilt for Valentines’s Day.

How to make this versatile block

To make each XOXO block like the one below you need to make 16 pieces (and 144 pieces in total for the full quilt).

XOXO quilt block

Block size: 18 1/2 inch square, including 1/4 seam allowance.

Number of blocks on this quilt: 9 (144 individual pieces).

Quilt size:  approximately 55 inch square.

Fabric needs:

  • 1 1/4 yards in pinks
  • 1 1/4 yards in greys
  • 1 5/8 yards of white fabric

Quilt binding with faux piping

I’ve fallen in love with machine binding with faux piping. Choose grey tones for the main binding fabric and a bright pink for the flange or faux piping. This is how you make it:

Have you made a quilt with this free pattern?

Post photos to Instagram with hashtag #xoxoquilt

Visual process

Road to Tennessee block - modern quilts

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