Tag Archives: quilting

Wonky log cabin quilt block

This is an improv or wonky log cabin block. I really love this technique. No sizes, just total freedom to cut where you see fit.

How to make a wonky log cabin quilt block

This block is perfect for layer cakes.

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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Double disappearing nine patch quilt block

This is a new type of disappearing 9 patch. There’s a slicing element to it but then it’s built as a nine patch again.

Don’t forget to trim the first 4 pieces as shown on the video.

How to make a double disappearing nine patch block

If you like disappearing blocks check out my book Turnabout patchwork. It’s a book about slicing and turning blocks.

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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Quilt-as-you-go made modern

Quilt as you go made modernI received a copy of Quilt-as-you-go made modern by Jera Brandvig.

While I have tried some of the QAYG techniques before – see video below – the book is very thorough  and detailed. Jera not only describes the technique but she also offers alternatives to the basic block by block quilting.

The book also has lots of diagrams that make it particularly easy to follow the patterns.

To top it all up you get to try the techniques in 13 different projects.

For instance this video demonstrates two similar techniques in the book that Jera turns into 2 beautiful quilts.

Many of the projects use strips of fabric and are perfect for fabric scraps but she also has one very clever pattern for an Ohio star you’d have trouble guessing it was done as QAYG. And by extension you could apply the same technique to other traditional blocks.

If you want to try QAYG this book is a good addition to your library.

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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Quick and easy hexagon quilts – video tutorial

Hexagons are one of my favourite blocks. They’re quick and easy, they can be made with strips of fabric, using a different number of strips, or just a beautiful print fabric.

How to make hexagon quilts with strips

Did you like the blocks? 

Check out my hexagons quilt Hexagonal dream. The quilt is 60” x 59 ½”.

The quilt is jelly roll and fat quarter friendly and suitable for confident beginners.

Buy pattern

60 degree ruler is recommended but if you don’t have one you can always use a square ruler with 60 degree markings or the template that comes with the pattern.

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?

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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
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Quilt-As-you-Go without sashing – video tutorial

This is my truly first QAYG tutorial to assemble a quilt without sashing. And I’ve tested it with my latest quilt and it works great!

The video demonstrates block by block but you can do it strip by strip, half quilts, quarter quilts, you choose how big the pieces to assemble.

How to QAYG without sashing

Fabric collection on the video  Valori Wells collection Murmur.

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