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Video tutorial: Buzzsaw or delectable mountains quilt block

Buzzsaw quilt block - video tutorial

Watch how to make a buzzsaw quilt block also called delectable mountains block in 2 minutes

Buzzsaw or delectable mountains blocks

These 2 pieces are obtained with the video tutorial. These pieces can be arranged in different ways to make different quilt designs.

Quilt designs with this block

This one is an unusual one but a pretty one. You can use different colours for each strip or make it in ombré tones.

This one is a classic layout for this type of block. It can be done scrappy.

Again, this one is a classic design and it can also be made scrappy.

I quite like this one.

And also this one.

If you use this tutorial to make anything, and you post your photos on Instagram please tag me @teresadownunder. I’d love to see what you make.

XOXO free quilt pattern – another Valentine’s Day project

XOXO quilt- free pattern

Let’s call this block and quilt XOXO. It’s one of the blocks I made for my Road to Tennessee block post.

This is a beginner block and quilt. Use your favourite pinks to make this quilt for Valentines’s Day.

How to make this versatile block

To make each XOXO block like the one below you need to make 16 pieces (and 144 pieces in total for the full quilt).

XOXO quilt block

Block size: 18 1/2 inch square, including 1/4 seam allowance.

Number of blocks on this quilt: 9 (144 individual pieces).

Quilt size:  approximately 55 inch square.

Fabric needs:

  • 1 1/4 yards in pinks
  • 1 1/4 yards in greys
  • 1 5/8 yards of white fabric

Quilt binding with faux piping

I’ve fallen in love with machine binding with faux piping. Choose grey tones for the main binding fabric and a bright pink for the flange or faux piping. This is how you make it:

Have you made a quilt with this free pattern?

Post photos to Instagram with hashtag #xoxoquilt

Visual process

Road to Tennessee block - modern quilts

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Video tutorial: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Video tutorial: disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler - 11 variations of disappearing pinwheel block

With this tutorial you can make at least 11 disappearing pinwheel variations and make a quilt sampler out of it. Get the full free quilt pattern.

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make a disappearing pinwheel block and its many variations in less than 2 minutes:

Materials for one disappearing pinwheel block

  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

Notes

The initial 4 half square triangles (HST) obtained need to be trimmed to 6 inch squares.

Free quilt pattern

Free quilt pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Get the free pattern: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt.

Some of the blocks

Have a look at some of the variations you can obtain by rearranging the 9 patch pieces:

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Disappering pinwheel block

Stay tuned for the individual block tutorials.

Valentine’s Day project: foundation paper piecing for beginners with free heart pattern video tutorial

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

A new block today using one my favourite patchwork techniques: foundation paper piecing.

Finished block size: 7 1/4 inch square.

Free pattern

How to make the heart foundation paper piecing block

This is a short 4 minute video tutorial showing how you do foundation paper piecing:

Close up of heart block

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

You can make a mini quilt or a full quilt. Mix and match colours. Use your fabric scraps to make this heart block.

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

Possible quilt design

Video tutorial: foundation paper piecing for beginners - Heart free pattern

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial
How to make this block

Materials

  • Two 7 inch squares of floral fabric
  • Two 7 inch squares of yellow fabric

Finished block

10 1/2 inch square.

All block tutorials for this quilt.

Instructions

Do the tutorial twice to make 16 HSTs yellow and floral.

Trim off HSTs and place into the pattern below.

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Then sew HSTs into rows.

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

And then sew the rows together.
Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

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Quilt designs using this block

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial

Block 16: 16 HST quilt sampler tutorial