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Hunter’s star inspired quilt block – video tutorial

How to make a Hunter’s star Inspired quilt block?

The video demonstrates how to make this very easy quilt block.

Use strong contrast between fabrics for best results.

How to use this block ?

Buy Aim for the stars quilt pattern on Etsy.

Aim for the stars quilt pattern

  • Size: 66″ x 66″
  • Quilt technique: traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Fabric collection: I made the quilt on the cover from my old stash but I designed with Moda Farm Fresh collection in mind and the main diagrams use that fabric collection. This collection has very suitable black and white fabrics, even acqua that will make a beautiful quilt.

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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Hunter's star quilt block - Video tutorial

Friendship star quilt block – video tutorial

How to make a Friendship star quilt block?

The video demonstrates how to make this very easy Friendship star block.

Use strong contrast between fabrics for best results.

How to use this block?

Buy Aim for the stars quilt pattern on Etsy.

Aim for the stars quilt pattern

  • Size: 66″ x 66″
  • Quilt technique: traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Fabric collection: I made the quilt on the cover from my old stash but I designed with Moda Farm Fresh collection in mind and the main diagrams use that fabric collection. This collection has very suitable black and white fabrics, even acqua that will make a beautiful quilt.

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!

Friendship star quilt block - Video tutorial

Propeller quilt – Essentials quilt pattern

This is one of my favourite essential quilt patterns so far. Made with 2 simple classic blocks: an Eccentric star and a Double X block, it’s quick and easy.

Check out the different colour combinations at the end of the video.

Propeller quilt pattern

The quilt pattern includes fabric needs including batting, backing and binding. It also includes instructions to make the blocks and to assemble the quilt.

How to make the two blocks that make Propeller quilt

Propeller quilt

Propeller quilt pattern

Sharing photos of your quilt

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 #teresadownunderquilts 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.

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!

Four X star quilt block – video tutorial

How to make a Four X star quilt block?

The video demonstrates how to make this very easy Four X star block.

Note: there’s one mistake in the measurements given. The white and red fabric squares are 3 1/2”, the rest are cut at 2 7/8”.

Use strong contrast between fabrics for best results.

How to use this block?

Buy Aim for the stars quilt pattern on Etsy.

  • Size: 66″ x 66″
  • Quilt technique: traditional piecing or foundation paper piecing
  • Skill level: Confident beginner.
  • Fabric collection: I made the quilt on the cover from my old stash but I designed with Moda Farm Fresh collection in mind and the main diagrams use that fabric collection. This collection has very suitable black and white fabrics, even acqua that will make a beautiful quilt.

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.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Four X star quilt block - Video tutorial

Summer night quilt pattern

As I said in my previous post, today’s quick and easy quilt uses two favourite blocks: a sawtooth star block and a log cabin block.

Not too easy not too hard, it’s a great quilt for confident beginners.

How to make the two blocks that make the summer night quilt

Summer night quilt pattern

If you like the look of the quilt you can download the pattern. The pattern includes all the fabric needs and assembly instructions.

The quilt below uses fabrics by Darlene Zimmerman and by American Jane.

Summer night quilt pattern

Sharing photos of your quilt

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

Share your photos on Instagram with #teresadownunderquilts 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.

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!

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