By now you may well have seen a few of the fantastic quilts that have been made following the instructions in Teresa's new book Turnabout Patchwork. A few years ago I tested a pattern for her that used the concept she is describing in the book. I will freely admit I do not have good enough spatial sense to do this on my own. But following her directions makes it easy.
I volunteered to do one of the Half Square Triangle projects. My first mistake was when I made the HST's I was not paying enough attention and instead of using the four at a time strategy for making the HST's I used the two at a time.This left me considerably short of the number I required to duplicate the pattern in the book. But my blocks were much bigger so instead of several blocks I created fewer but larger.
This then is a four block Swirl top. It is actually big enough to be a small baby quilt.
I had four blocks left so decided to rearrange them a little and got this.
So you can perhaps see this is a flexible block and a really flexible strategy.
To create the units you need for the block you take your squared up HST and cut it into four equal pieces. Those sub-units are what you play with.
Teresa has kindly offered an e-copy of her book as a draw prize for comments left on various blogs. Please feel free to leave a comment but please with some way of contacting you as I have not heard back from my previous draw winner and will have to move on to person 2 this weekend. Draw for the e-book will be next week, February 9th.
The following is a list of the Blog Hop participants. I suspect you will enjoy having a look at what they have created. Piecefully, Joanne
Blog hop schedule
January 30 - Quarter Snow Ball
February 1 - Modern Shoofly
- Gretchen Wylegala blog: Snug Harbor Quilts
February 2 - Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares
Rose Garden Star
- Anne Boundy blog: Said with Love
- Becca Fenstermaker blog: Pretty Piney
February 4 - Striped Fabric Block
Xs and Os
- Cheryl Brown blog: QuilterChic
- Stephanie Jacobson blog: Steph Jacobson Design
February 6 - Coordinated Strips
- Afton Warrick blog: Quilting Mod
Diamond and Crosses
Knots and Crosses
February 8 - Double Disappearing Nine-Patch
- Sherry Shish blog: Powered by Quilting
Two for One
- Mania Hatziioannidi blog: Mania for Quilts