Two Dear Jane quilt blocks

I started a Dear Jane quilt years ago but I’ve only made 3 rows. I’m doing it with foundation piecing as much as possible.

Watching how to make these two videos may encourage you to start your own Dear Jane quilt.

How to make 2 Dear Jane blocks

Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns

Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.

Dear Jane progress

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.

Dear Jane quilt blocks

Striped triangles quilt video tutorial

Here you have another strip quilt. This time it’s made out of 60 degree triangles.

Here’s a quick video to make this quick quilt with your fabric scraps:

You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with 60 degree lines to cut the triangles.

The video shows 6″ triangles but you can make this quilt in any size.

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

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Striped triangles quilt video tutorial

Illusion of curves

Sewing curves is tricky but it’s possible to create the illusion of curves with straight sewing.

Morning star is one such block.

How to make a Morning star block

Learn to make this block in just over 3 minutes:

What can you do with this block?

You can make A cog in the wheel quilt.

Quilt pattern: A cog in the wheel - confident beginner - quick and easy quilt

A cog in the wheel is an easy modern quilt pattern suitable for confident beginners.

You can choose which technique to use in making it.

Included are instructions and templates for traditional piecing and foundation piecing.

Buy A cog in the wheel quilt pattern

Download just the block paper template

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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Illusion of curves

Season's greetings

Happy holidays and happy 2020 to everyone!

I hope you have a good time over the Christmas period -for those who celebrate.

Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to stop by and to those of you who’ve left very kind comments about my work.

To celebrate the end of the year I’ve made a short compilation of some of the blocks I’ve made this year. I hope you like it. And I hope you continue to follow me next year.

If you have any suggestion don’t hesitate to send me a message, leave a comment in any of my social media channels.

Video compilation: some blocks we made in 2019

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

Double irish chain video tutorial – Block B

Irish chain is a very traditional pattern. In spite of its name the pattern was developed in America in the 1800s.

This is the second block that completes the pattern.Did you miss Double Irish Chain block A?

How to make a double Irish chain quilt block B

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

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