Category Archives: easy quilt

Block 9 – Friendship star quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is the ninth block in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

This is a quick and easy classic block perfect for beginners. Use highly contrasting fabrics for best results. This block is perfect for fussy cutting too. Choose a beautiful prints and feature a portion of the fabric in the centre of the star.

Check out all the quilt variations at the end of the video.

How to make a friendship star quilt block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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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Friendship star quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt - video tutorial

Block 8 – Sawtooth star quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is the eighth block in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

This block is a 12″ block when finished. BUT, and this is a big BUT, if you’re making this block for the Mysteries Down Under quilt, **don’t assemble the block** into one single 12″ piece.

Make the 4 pieces that make the block and put them aside.

How to make a sawtooth quilt block

Coordinated fabrics

Royal blue, aqua, porcelain.

 sawtooth plain

Sharing photos of your blocks

It’d be great if you shared photos of your blocks and final quilt with the rest of us.

Share your photos on Instagram with #mysteriesdownunderquilt and tag me @teresadownunder

Share them on my Facebook group Sewn Up.

Or send the photos to me for posting. You can use the e-mail in my Instagram profile.

Video tutorial: Sawtooth star quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt - 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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Block 7 – Hearts quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is the seventh block in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

The video demonstrates how to make this block using a foundation paper piecing technique with freezer paper.

The beauty of this technique is that you can reuse your template many times and there’s no sewing on the paper.

But don’t worry if you can’t use this technique for whatever reason because traditional foundation paper templates and traditional templates are also provided for download below.

Note: For the Mysteries Down Under quilt you need to make this block 4 times.

How to make a heart block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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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Heart quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt

Block 6 – Partial seams technique – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is the sixth block in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

Today we’ll be learning a new technique: partial seams. It can be applied to a square like in this case as well as other shapes such as a hexagon.

How to sew partial seams

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!
Video tutorial: partial seams technique - Mysteries Down Under quilt

Block 5 – Log cabin quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is the fifth block in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

Log cabin is a classic block. There’re many types of log cabin blocks and this is just one of them. It’s also a quick and easy block perfect for beginners.

How to make a log cabin block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!
Log cabin quilt block - Mysteries Dpwn Under - video tutorial