Tag Archives: modern block

Whirlwind quilt block – video tutorial

Whirlwind quilt block - video tutorial

Let’s have a short break from the Mysteries Down Under quilt and let’s make a fun quick block.

This block is also perfect for fabric scraps.

Why not invert the background colour and mix and match the triangles?

There’re lots of different quilt designs on this block. Check out some of the variations at the end of the video.

New book out on December 3

“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.

You can preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

Preorder Turaabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

Stay tuned for more!

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Simple quilt block – video tutorial

Simple quilt block - video tutorial

This is a quick and easy modern block perfect for beginners.

You can play with placement and colour to get your preferred quilt design. Check the variations at the end of the video.

New book out on December 3

“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.

You can preorder on Amazon.

Or preorder on Bookdepository and get it delivered for free.

Stay tuned for more!

Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist by Teresa Mairal Barreu (TeresaDownUnder)

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!

Video tutorial: Half and half HSTs with 10 strips

One modern block, many quilts

This block has so much potential that I have made it twice.

Each block has 4 pieces and you can put it together in so many ways!

This is how I made this block

Fabric needs

  • Ten 10 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips in assorted prints or colours (the scrappier the better)
  • One 10 inch square piece of white fabric

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

Labyrinth pattern

Get the pattern.

Labyrinth quilt pattern

The pattern contains cutting directions, fabric needs as well as a quilt assembly diagram. The pattern also contains a link to the block tutorial.

Block pieces

The tutorial produces the next 4 pieces that can be assembled into different layouts to make different quilt designs:
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

So many blocks…

Just a sample:

Block 1

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 2

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 3

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 4

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 5

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 6

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

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

One easy modern block, many quilts

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

When I made this block a couple of weeks ago, I saw so much potential that I gave it a go again, this time using print fabrics in red and black and white as the main fabric.

The mini quilt above is made with 4 modern 12 inch blocks. Each block is made with four half square triangles (HSTs).

How I made this block

Fabric needs

  • Ten 10 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips in assorted prints or colours (the scrappier the better)
  • One 10 inch square piece of white fabric

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

After I finish playing with this block -and I don’t think I’m done yet!- I’ll most likely make a quilt, or two. It will be difficult to choose a particular block or colour scheme.

Block pieces

The tutorial produces the next 4 pieces that can be assembled into different layouts to make different quilt designs:
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

Block assembly

You can arrange the four pieces in very different layouts to make a quilt.

Block 1

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 2

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 3

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 4

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 5

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial

Block 6

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

One modern block, many quilts - video tutorial