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Video tutorial: optical illusion – 3D steps block

Video tutorial: 3D Blocks quilt

Following up from my large batch of half square triangles (HST) video, here’s how you can use the same technique to  create an optical illusion quickly and easily.

Just make a big batch of half square triangles and together with a bunch of squares you get this great looking piece of patchwork.

Learn how to make a 3D steps block:

If you like optical illusions, you’ll love the Tumbling blocks without Y seams video.

It’s so easy to make! Check this video out:

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Quilt pattern: Night eyes – PDF download

Quilt pattern: Night eyes - quilt pattern for beginners - quick cutting instructions

Night eyes is a quick and easy quilt suitable for beginners.

The pattern includes, fabric needes, quick cutting instructions and lots of diagrams.

Pattern basics

Quilt sizes: Cushion, throw, twin and queen.

Quilts finished block size: 12”.

Cushion finished block size: 4 ½”.

Quilt style: Traditional piecing. On point.

Skill level: Beginner.

Buy Night Eyes quilt pattern

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy Night eyes quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy Night eyes quilt pattern on Etsy

See  the quilt up close on this video

Many thanks to the many testers that helped me test the pattern:

Quilt pattern: Night eyes - testers quilts

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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

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern on Craftsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy Whirlwind quilt pattern on Etsy

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