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Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart – 1 pattern 4 quilts

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - beginner quilt

The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern has instructions to make 4 different quilts using 4 variations of a disappearing shoofly quilt block. Each block layout makes a very different quilt.

The pattern uses quick cutting techniques that make this quilt really quick and easy to make even for a beginner.

See the quilt up close on this short video!

Buy the pattern

Buy The four seasons of the heart quilt pattern on Etsy

Buy The four seasons of the heart on Etsy

About the pattern

Skill level: beginner.

Quilt sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen.

Finished block size: 11 ½”.

Quilt style: traditional piecing with quick cutting instructions.

Charm squares and fat quarter friendly.

You can use the colouring pages at the end to choose the colour scheme.

Quilting: I quilted this quilt using free-motion.

In the 14 page pattern I have included lots of diagrams and written quick cutting instructions as well as links to 1 of my video tutorials that demonstrate how to make the blocks.

Also in the pattern you will find colouring pages that you can use to decide on a colour scheme for the quilt.

I’d like to thank the great testers that tested and proofread the pattern for their generosity: Joanne,  Brandy of Pampered Pettit and Joanne of Canuck Quilter Designs.

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart

My autumn equinox quilt by Liz Horgan.

Four seasons of the heart quilt pattern

Quilt pattern: The four seasons of the heart - 1 pattern 4 quilts

Video tutorial: Bento box quilt block – beginner’s block

Video tutorial: bento box quilt block - quick and easy block

This is a very simple bento box quilt block.

Learn to make a bento box quilt block  in less than 2 minutes


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Block size

10 1/2 inch square

Materials

Block 1

  • 1 blue 4 inch square
  • 2 white 4 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 blue 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strips
  • 2 blue x 2 1/4 inch strips

Block 2

  • 1 white 4 inch square
  • 2 green 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 green 4 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch strip
  • 2 white 11 x 2 1/4 inch strip

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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Video tutorial Triangle in a square quilt block

Video tutorial: triangle in a square quilt block
This tutorial is for a paper piecing block. If you’ve never done any paper piecing, this is the perfect block to learn.

Learn how to make a triangle in a square quilt block in 2 minutes

Learn and see how many designs you can make with this block:

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Triangle in a square quilt block

Video tutorial: hexagon quilt blocks 3 and 4 – quick and easy quilting

Video tutorial: Hexagon quilt block 3 and 4

Do you have any jelly rolls you don’t know what to do with? This is your project!

If you don’t have jelly rolls, you still can make these 2 blocks quickly and easily.

How to make 2 hexagon quilt blocks

Learn in less than 2 minutes how to make these 2 beautiful blocks:

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Materials for 2 blocks

  • 2 strips of fabric 2 1/2 inch x 37 inch.

Download pattern

I can recommend using a 60 degree ruler if you plan making a full quilt.

What about making a quilt with this block?

You can make a full quilt with these blocks and 9 more hexagon block layouts with my pattern Hexagonal dream quilt. You can buy the pattern in my Etsy shop.

Hexagonal Dream - hexagon sampler quilt pattern - quick and easy quilt pattern

Hexagonal Dream - hexagon sampler quilt pattern - quick and easy quilt pattern

If you don’t have a 60 degree ruler

Not to worry, here is how to cut 60 degree triangles without special rulers:

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