Category Archives: easy sewing project

Double disappearing nine patch block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop

Double disappearing 9 patch, Turnabout patchwork book, Teresa Mairal Barreu

You’ve probably seen lots of disappearing nine patch blocks, I’ve made a few myself. But what about double disappearing nine patch blocks?

You’ll find all the double disappearing nine patch blocks on the photo in Turnabout patchwork.

So you can see all the variations in a real project we’re joined by Sherry of Powered by QuiltingBobbi of Snowy Days QuiltingAnja of anjaquiltsMania of Mania for QuiltsSandra of Textile Time Travels and Anjeanette of Anjeanette Klinder.

These fantastic quilt designers and quilters have made projects starting with one nine patch block, slicing it and rearranging it into different blocks and quilt layouts. Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well as read their experience with my book.

Giveaway!

This giveaway is CLOSED.

This is the last giveaway of the blog hop!

Krista Quilts is giving away a jellyroll “strip-pie” of Christa’s latest fabric line, Abstract Garden to a winner in the United States.

Turnabout patchwork giveaway

To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Holiday Trellis, Stepping Stones, Two for One or Cross.

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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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!

Coordinated strips block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop

Coordinated strips, Turnabout patchwork book, Teresa Mairal BarreuCoordinated strips, Turnabout patchwork book, Teresa Mairal Barreu

Sewing strips and slicing them sheds very different blocks as you can see from my chapter Coordinated strips.

There are so many variations possible  that I could have written a full book of patterns with just this block.

You’ll find this table runner and the 2 other quilt patterns with this block in Turnabout patchwork.

So you can see all the variations in a real project we’re joined by Afton of Quilting ModLinda of The Quilting BikerBrandy of Pampered PettitLeanne of Devoted Quilter and Andy of A Bright Corner

Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well as read their experience with my book.

Giveaway!

This giveaway is CLOSED.

Today The Scarlet Thread quilt co is giving away a set of Bonnie and Camille stranded cotton.

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To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Peaks, Diamonds and Crosses or Knots and Crosses.

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!

Striped fabric block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop

Turnabout patchwork book - striped fabric block

Striped fabric is awesome. Do you agree?

I love the minimalist look of my Shells quilt. You can make this quilt in a weekend easily.

Sometimes you only need to use half square triangles and use the fabric print to do most of the work. Stripes are great for this. Chunky stripes look great but finer stripes are great too.

You’ll find Shells and the 3 other patterns in this block in Turnabout patchwork.

So you can see all the variations in a real project we’re joined by Gail of Quilting GailJulie of Running Stitch QuiltsLinda of The Quilting BikerSarah Scott of Piccolo StudioCheryl of QuilterChic and Stephanie of Steph Jacobson Design. Check their projects and don’t forget to enter their giveaways!

These fantastic quilt designers and quilters have made projects starting with just two contrasting squares. Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well as read their experience with my book.

Giveaway!

This giveaway is CLOSED.

Today the Fat quarter shop is giving away the fabric to make the Shells quilt.

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To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Shells, Xs and Os, Jaws or Arrowhead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QftBreILPA&feature=youtu.be

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!

Half square triangles and squares block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop

HST and squares quilt block, Turnabout patchwork book

Star blocks are usually very popular with quilters and in particular Hunter’s Star is an all time favourite.

I came across my technique to make this block and its many variations a bit by accident. But it’s great and quick. And the number of blocks you can make is endless. Some more efficient than others, true, but you’re guaranteed having fun playing with it.

Hunter’s star variation bonus block

But there are so many variations of this block. Just change slightly the position of the squares to make a 4 patch and you get a new block and quilt design. Change the orientation of the 4 patch squares and you get a new block and quilt design! You could mix and match colours for the 4 patch and again a new quilt design would emerge, and so on and so forth!

Rose garden Star quilt, TeresaDownUnder

This block is one of the most versatile ones in Turnabout patchwork.

You will find 1 quilt pattern featuring this block in the book and 3 illustrated quilt-pattern variations.

Block tour and giveaways

Now let’s see all the variations of this technique in a real project.

Today we’re joined by Anne of  Said with Love, Joanne of Quilts by JoanneSarah of The Quilted DiaryBecca of Pretty PineySarah of Sew Joy Creations and Sarah of Piccolo Studio.

These fantastic quilt designers and quilters have made projects starting with just two contrasting squares. Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well as read their experience with my book.

And don’t forget to enter their giveaways too.

One more giveaway!

This giveaway is CLOSED.

Today Moda fabrics is giving away a Le Pavot layer cake by Sandy Gervais. I love this collection.

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To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Rose Garden Star, Swirl, Houndstooth or Diamond Star.

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!

Modern Shoofly block, Turnabout patchwork blog hop

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The quilt on the cover of the book is called Flying rainbows. It illustrates the basic concept of my book Turnabout patchwork.

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

So you can see all the variations in a real project we’re joined by Anorina of Samelia’s mum, Tammy of TamarinisBecca of Pretty Piney,  Laura of Slice of π QuiltsGretchen of Snug Harbor QuiltsRaewyn of Stitching Farmgirl and Sarah of Saroy

These fantastic quilt designers and quilters have made projects using a modern shoo fly block. Don’t forget to check their blogs to see their great work as well, read their experience with my book and enter their giveaways.

Giveaway!

This giveaway is CLOSED.

Turnabout patchwork giveaway

Today I’m giving away one of my patterns, The 4 seasons of the heart, which is a bit similar to Modern Shoofly.

The pattern contains instructions to make 4 quite different looking quilts using the same starting 9-patch block. The pattern has instructions to make all 4 quilts in different sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.

You can see all the variations on this video.

To win, tell us in the comments which one is your favourite quilt made with this block: Flying Rainbows, Flying Butterflies, Flying Flags or Flying Confetti.

While you’re checking the quilts don’t forget to enter the giveaways on my fellow quilters and designers blogs.

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!