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2 cute quilt blocks: pineapple and pinwheel – video tutorial

Pineapple is a classic block though this video tutorial demonstrates a different technique by Karin Hellaby to make one.

The other block uses prairie points in a pinwheel block. Make a full quilt or add a few feature blocks.

Learn to make these 2 cute quilt blocks

Check the full quilt pattern below:

Simple pineapple quilt pattern

If you’d like to make a full quilt with this technique, checkout Sew Simple Pineapple: Patchwork Techniques for the 21st Century.

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.

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2 cute quilt blocks: prairie points pinwheel and simple pinneapple block

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Block 27 – Kaleidoscope quilt block – Mysteries Down Under quilt

This is a classic block and one of my favourites.

While it has a lot of points to match, you can apply the 3 feet rule to it – I certainly did for my version :). The rule goes that if you step 3ft away from the block and you can’t see the mismatched points then the block passes 😉

How to make a kaleidoscope quilt block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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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Kaleidoscope quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt

Block 26 – Tulip – Mysteries Down Under quilt

Again this week we have a block that is very easy to make with foundation piecing.

This is an easy block to learn the basics of foundation piecing, but if you don’t want to learn you can download the traditional templates instead.

How to make a Tulip quilt block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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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Tulip quilt block - Mysteries Down Under quilt

Block 25 – Stem and leaves – Mysteries Down Under quilt

As promised today the Mysteries Down Under quilt continues with a new foundation piecing block this year.

This is an easy block to learn the basics of foundation piecing, but if you don’t want to learn you can download the traditional templates instead.

Make 2 copies of this block for the Mysteries Down Under quilt.

How to make a stem and leaves quilt block

Download Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern

This block belongs to the Mysteries Down Under quilt. You can get the template as a PDF download together with the rest of the quilt pattern.
Mysteries Down Under Quilt pattern

Get the fabric needs, cutting instructions, templates, quilt assembly instructions and all video tutorials in one single download.

Mysteries Down Under quilt pattern on Etsy

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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Stem and leaves - foundation piecing block - Mysteries Down Under quilt

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Improv paper piecing video tutorial

I’ve made a few improv projects over the years.

Do you have a lot of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Here is how you can use them.

Learn to do improv patchwork with 2 great projects

This is is just one way to do improv patchwork but quite an easy one.  You can use a piece of paper as stabiliser or nothing at all.

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If you like improv patchwork, check out the projects I’ve made over the years.

Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case




Improv patchwork headboard makeover



Spanish lace bobbins holder



Improv/free form quilt series

Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery


Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process



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

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!