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Quarter Snow Ball block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop

Turnabout patchwork, Quarter Snowball quilt block

Quarter Snow Ball is the first block in the book. It’s perfect for new quilters as well as experienced ones.

So easy yet so versatile. You will find 1 quilt pattern featuring this block in the book and 3 illustrated quilt pattern variations.

This block has so many possibilities that after you do the 4 variations I’m sure you’ll be able to find a few more and make your own quilt design.

Today we’re joined by Jen of Patterns by Jen, Lorinda of Laurel, Poppy and Pine, Kate of Seams like a dream, Sandra of Sandra Healy Designs, Moira of Quilt Design Duo, Lynn of Puppy Girl Designs, Sarah of Sarah Goer Quilts and Tammy of Tamarinis.

They’ve made blocks and full quilts using this block. Don’t forget to check their fantastic quilts and blocks they’re made for this occasion as well as read their experience with the book.

After you check their posts enter their own giveaways!

Giveaways!

This giveaway is CLOSED.

Free spirit fabrics giveaway

Today we have a great giveaway. When I designed Tutti-frutti I did so with Denyse Schmidt’s modern solids 5” charm pack in mind.

Free Spirit fabrics, who also provided most of the fabrics for the quilts in my book, is kindly giving away Denyse’s 100 charm pack and 1 yard of solid cream to make this Tutti-frutti. Isn’t that great?

To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Arrowhead, Sweet Bows, Tutti-frutti or Sun Dunes.

See the quilts

Blog hop schedule

January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball

Arrowhead

Sweet Bows

Tutti-frutti

Sun Dunes

February 1 – Modern Shoofly

Flying Rainbows

Flying Butterflies

Flying Flags

Flying Confetti

February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star

Swirl

Houndstooth

Diamond Star

February 4 – Striped Fabric Block

Shells

Xs and Os

Jaws

Arrowhead

February 6 – Coordinated Strips

Peaks

Diamond and Crosses

Knots and Crosses

February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis

Stepping Stones

Two for One

Cross

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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“Turnabout patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” blog hop

Starting on Wednesday 30 January and until February 9, over 30 fantastic quilt designers and bloggers will feature one project from my book Turnabout patchwork.

Watch a preview of many of the different projects in the book. More photos to come over the next few days as my fellow quilters and bloggers review my book in their blogs and show their work.

Don’t miss out! Check the schedule below.

And don’t forget to come back often because there will be giveaways every day. The first one starting today!

In case you missed its release, Turnabout patchwork 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.

Xs and Os, left, and Diamonds and Crosses, right – by Linda McLaren of The Quilting Biker

The book explores options for turning 6 blocks into a total of 23 quilt patterns. It’s a book born of what-ifs rather than one focused on achieving quilting perfection.

Giveaways!

To encourage you sticking with me for the next few days, I and my fellow blog hop quilters are hosting some giveaways.

Some of the giveaway prizes

Today’s Giveaway is CLOSED

So why not start today giving away one copy of my book in electronic format?

Just choose one of the 6 main quilts below and add a comment on why you selected it. I will do a draw at the end of the blog hop and inform the winner. Good luck!

Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu

Blog hop schedule

January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball

Arrowhead

Sweet Bows

Tutti-frutti

Sun Dunes

February 1 – Modern Shoofly

Flying Rainbows

Flying Butterflies

Flying Flags

Flying Confetti

February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star

Swirl

Houndstooth

Diamond Star

February 4 – Striped Fabric Block

Shells

Xs and Os

Jaws

Arrowhead

February 6 – Coordinated Strips

Peaks

Diamond and Crosses

Knots and Crosses

February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis

Stepping Stones

Two for One

Cross

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

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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!

2 Quilt-as-you-go blocks video tutorial

There are many ways to do quilt-as-you-go (QAYG).

This video demonstrates 2 different quilt blocks made with this technique.

Choose the one that suits you best 🙂

Learn 2 Quilt-as-you-go blocks

These two techniques are great ways to use all your fabric scraps.

2 Quilt as you go blocks video tutorial

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

Stay tuned for more!

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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!

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.

Stay tuned for more!

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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!

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

Stay tuned for more!

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

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!