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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.

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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!

Improv paper piecing video tutorial

I’ve made a few improv projects over the years.

Do you have a lot of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Here is how you can use them.

Learn to do improv patchwork with 2 great projects

This is is just one way to do improv patchwork but quite an easy one.  You can use a piece of paper as stabiliser or nothing at all.

Download

If you like improv patchwork, check out the projects I’ve made over the years.

Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case




Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series

Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



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!

Embellishing with English paper piecing (EPP) video tutorial

With a few fabric scraps you can embellish lots of objects such as the napkins on the video.

Template

These are the napkins I made with improv EPP.

Embellishing with EPP video tutorial

Denim purse

My other project. Perfect for a Christmas gift.

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 and #teresadownunder or private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Order Turnabout patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist

Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist was officially released on 3 December 2018.  It’s 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.

Where to order the book

Alternatively check with your local quilt shop

View all 23 quilt patterns in the book made into real life quilts