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Video tutorial: Diamond quilt block – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Diamond quilt block - quick and easy quilting

This block starts with two 9 inch squares.

How to make a quick and easy Diamond quilt block

Learn how to make a half pinwheels and bows block in  2 minutes:

 

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Materials for one Diamond quilt block

  • Two 9 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/2 inches square.

 

Whirlwind quilt pattern – PDF download

Whirlwind quilt pattern - quick and easy quilting - PDF download

Whirlwind is a quick and easy quilt suitable for confident beginners.

The pattern comes with traditional templates.

If you prefer to make the quilt with foundation piecing, you will also find foundation piecing templates in the pattern.

Pattern basics

Quilt size: 48” x 48”.

Finished block size: 9”.

Number of blocks: 16.

Quilt technique: traditional piecing OR foundation piecing.

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern

See  the quilt up close on this video

Tips

For best results, use two different colour fabrics of similar value, for instance two light fabrics or two medium fabrics.

The quilt has two visual interpretations depending on whether you focus on the windmill pattern or on the negative space of the quilt, which is a bracket shape.

In the 15 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written instructions, traditional templates, foundation piecing templates, colour scheme suggestions as well links to 3 of my video tutorials.

A million thanks to the testers who helped make this pattern great.

I hope you like my quilt and enjoy making it.

If you share photos of this quilt please tag me @teresadownunder and use #whirlwindquilt when sharing on Instagram.

Quilt Pattern: Whirlwind quilt - traditional piecing. Quick and easy quilt

 

Top 10 quilting videos of 2016

Top 10 quilting video tutorials of 2016 - Sewn up, TeresaDownUnderI posted over 60 videos last year.

Below are the most popular ones based on number of views.

Next time I’ll post my favourite 10.

1. Tumbling blocks without Y seams

While I just posted my number 1 video a couple of weeks ago and the views aren’t near as high as number 2, I can say Tumbling blocks was the best received video of the year and that’s why it’s up there as number 1.

2. Shell smocking tutorial – Fabric manipulation

3. Doubly striped Half Square Triangles (HST) quilting block (Hidden Wells)

4. iPad stand/beanbag tutorial

5. Disappearing 9-patch variation quilting block

6. 1 tutorial, 16 Half Square Triangles (HST), 16 different blocks, 1 quilt

8. Quilt As You Go (QAYG) with sashing video tutorial

9. Video tutorial: Quick and easy Storm at sea quilt block

10. Buzz saw patchwork block – step by step

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