Friday, February 1, 2019

Turnabout Patchwork, there is something new

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

Arrowhead
Sweet Bows
Tutti-frutti
Sun Dunes

February 1 - Modern Shoofly

Flying Rainbows
Flying Butterflies
Flying Flags
Flying Confetti

February 2 - Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares

Rose Garden Star
Swirl
Houndstooth
Diamond Star

February 4 - Striped Fabric Block

Shells
Xs and Os
Jaws
Arrowhead

February 6 - Coordinated Strips

Peaks
Diamond and Crosses
Knots and Crosses

February 8 - Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis
Stepping Stones
Two for One
Cross

33 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed by the different looks everyone gets using the same starting point.This looks like so much fun, what a great idea for a book

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  2. Well done on not letting a little oops get in the way of a great quilt! :)

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  3. What a great idea to cut up a large HST! ..karenbbsnow@gmail.com

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  4. I love using HSTs - the possibilities are endless but I've never thought to cut them up like this. A great idea

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  5. So many great ideas, so little time to create.

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  6. Who knew you could make a large HST then cut down for smaller units? Brilliant idea!

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  7. I really like your swirl block. I never would have thought to cut up a HST. I'm glad that creative people like you and Teresa share your inspiration. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  8. Clever use of HST's & nice color combo for a baby quilt. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  9. The more I read, the better the book sounds!

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  10. I like your big block baby quilt idea, it's lovely!

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  11. HSTs are so versatile and the patterns in this book just take them to the next level!! Love your big block!!

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  12. I love how easy it is to change up!
    I've made Teresa's Four Seasons of the Heart pattern and it's a great technique!

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  13. Thanks for showing your version. Lots of options to use the block selected.

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  14. That's interesting on how the big half-square triangle blocks are cut up. I can't wait to get a copy of the book.

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  15. Half square triangles are so versatile. Such fun to turn and mix.
    bobbisoriginals@gmail.com

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  16. Your top is great. Beautiful color of blue! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Interesting block. So versatile. Great baby quilt!

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  18. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who doesn't always thoroughly read the instructions! Nice variation. pjrquilter(at)msn)dot)com

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  19. I do like the way this looks. Very versatile. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. I love the look of your Swirl block. Isn’t it crazy to think that cutting up a block can result in something so pretty.
    Thanks for being part of the hop. I love seeing what everyone is doing.
    Carol Andrews
    https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

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  21. Thanks for a great reminder to read those directions carefully, I am so guilty of thinking I know it all already!

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  22. Love the block and the book. 😊

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  23. I love quick quilts for charity, and this book fills the bill. Thanks.

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  24. Looks great. Sometimes a "mistake" creates a wonderful project.

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  25. Wonderful block. Book looks great to help with my stash. Thanks.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Great block with so many uses. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  27. I ordered my copy from Amazon and it arrived Sunday at noon. This is an ABSOLUTELY perfect quilt book. Filled with fun and easy patterns that will work with a variety of colors and prints from my stash. Can't wait to begin working with he patterns. My goal is to work through the entire book , one pattern at a time. Here goes!!! D. Weeks (dweeks4602@gmail.com) aka Momma Llama

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  28. I love how the block changes when the pieces are turned! They must be so much fun to play with!

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  29. The turquoise blue color is fabulous in this block!

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  30. It's great to see how this comes together using 2 fabrics - sometimes that's all I want to use for a quilt :)

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