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What if quilt block – an experiment

This block has so much potential that I have made it before, twice with different colour schemes.

Fabric needs

  • Ten 10″ x 1 1/2″ strips in assorted prints or colours
  • One 10 inch square piece of coordinated fabric

This tutorial makes 4 HSTs which, arranged in different ways, make different blocks. Each block can make one or more quilt layouts.

For the tutorial I used Michael Miller’s collection Strata and matching Cotton Couture solids from the new solid collection colours.

I hadn’t used Cotton Couture until now, but I quite like the fabric, it’s silkier than other brands of solids I’ve used in the past. And it has a huge range of colours to choose from.

Main square

Strips

Each block has 4 pieces and you can put them together in endless ways.

So how did I make this block?

Have a look at a different colour scheme for the same block.

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

 

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Possible quilt layouts

Kites quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Flying geese plus quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

White diamonds quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

White diamonds and crosses quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Ribbons quilt

Mini quiltOne modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Medallion quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Medallion quilt inverted

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Kaleidoscope quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Zigzag quilt

Mini quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Quilt

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Other blocks

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

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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Video tutorial: Scrappy star quilt block

This is a great little block you can make with fabric scraps. Or you can use your charm squares as well.

How to make an scrappy star block

Learn in 2 minutes:

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
Scrappy star quilt block - 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

52 Quilters

52 QuiltersThis week it’s my turn to take over the 52Quilters Instagram account s and share a week of double sided quilts and quilt-as-you-go tutorials.

So follow @52quilters and follow me @teresadownunder  on Instagram so you don’t miss any of the posts.

Some double sided quilt projects I’ll be posting on IG about 

Hunky Dory quilt

The finished quilt with rubik cube inspired side showing.


Turnover quilt

Pere Noel quilt

 


“Doubly charming” charm pack quilt tutorial

“Doubly charming” charm pack back of quilt tutorial

Half square triangles sampler quilt

Half Square Triangles sampler quilt

Back of the quilt


Disappearing pinwheel sampler

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern

Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt - free pattern


Disappearing nine patch quilt


Wonky log cabin quilt

 


 Sampler quilt

 


Tray cover

Quilt-as-you-go (QAYG)

Some QAYG techniques can produce reversible quilts as well. Some techniques are more suitable for making double sided quilts than others.

Here’s a compilation of my QAYG tutorials.

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

Blocks made with fabric strips

Plain and simple fabric strips are used to make these two blocks.

Tumbling blocks

This technique to make tumbling blocks was developed in 1987 by Marci Baker. Interested in making a quilt with this block. Check out Marci’s book ABC 3-D Tumbling Blocks … and More! and the pattern Playing with Blocks for purchase.

Bargello quilts

The second block is a bargello block. This is the easiest bargello you can make.

Interested in making a full quilt with jelly rolls, check out Karin Hellaby’s Jelly Roll Bargello quilts

Or download Eccentric diamond.

How to make quick and easy blocks with 2 strips

Tumbling block size

Each individual tumbling block size is about 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches.

Materials

You will need a 60 degree ruler or a square ruler with a 60 degree marking.

Piece 1

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in dark red or any other dark colour

Piece 2

  • One 3 inch strip x width of fabric (WOF) in cream/white
  • Two 2 1/2 inch strip x WOF in yellow or any other medium colour

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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
2 quilt blocks made with fabric strips