Category Archives: sewing

Block 10 – Valentine Flower quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is tenth block in the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

This block is a lot easier than it may appear at first sight.

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

How to make a valentine flower quilt block

Coordinated fabrics

Strawberry, sprout, porcelain,

Valentine Flower block - Mysteries Down Under quilt - video tutorial

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.

Valentine Flower 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.

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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

Coordinated fabrics

Admiral blue, strawberry, porcelain and aqua.

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

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.

Friendship 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

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!

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

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!

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 templates

The pdf contains one foundation paper piecing template and a set of traditional templates.

For the Mysteries Down Under quilt make 4 units using either method.

If using freezer paper, trace the foundation paper template onto freezer paper once and reuse.

Coordinated fabrics

Boysenberry and strawberry colours.

Mysteries Down Under quilt - heart block

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.

Heart quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt

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!

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

Coordinated fabrics

Admiral blue, 30s blue, strawberry, aqua, mustard.

 Video tutorial: Partial seams technique

Sharing the 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: partial seams technique - Mysteries Down Under quilt

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!