February 3, 2019

Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop

I received a free digital copy of Turnabout Patchwork: Simple Quilts with a Twist by Teresa Mairal Barreu from Martingale in exchange for making a quilt for this blog hop.

Welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog for my stop on the Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop. I'm excited to be a part of the blog hop and to promote Teresa's new book which is available on Amazon or from Martingale. I was drawn to this book because I love starting with basic quilt blocks (like half square triangles) and rearranging them or randomly sewing them together to create quilts.

I made the Arrowhead quilt using half square triangles made from a stripe fabric and a neutral/background fabric. For my stripe fabric, I used Bake Shop Awning Stripes by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics, and I paired it with Kona white. When I make half square triangles, I almost always use my AccuQuilt Go!, but that wasn't going to work for this particular pattern. I hadn't trimmed down HSTs in a long time, and it was satisfying to have a stack of perfectly-trimmed HSTs and trimmings. (This was also a good reminder to try different methods and techniques from time to time.)

It took me awhile to start this project because I knew I wouldn't be able to get all the stripes matched up. (I have my vivid memories of my mom checking that my stripes were lined up correctly on my childhood sewing projects.) After I made one block, I realized it didn't matter if the stripes lined up or not!

Because I had some other projects going on, I decided to make a small baby/crib quilt. I love how just 12 of the Arrowhead quilt blocks make such a fun quilt.

I've been trying to only use my fabric stash this year, and I had the perfect Moda teal polka dot fabric that was just big enough for the backing. I used a dark navy solid for the binding.

I longarmed the quilt on my APQS Lucey. I used the Papyrus pantograph from Urban Elementz.

As part of the Blog Hop, I'm giving away an electronic copy of Turnabout Patchwork! To enter, just leave a comment on this post. I would love to know what quilt or quilt project you're currently working or what you have on your quilt to-do list. The giveaway will remain open until 9pm CST on Friday, February 8. At that time, I'll randomly select one winner. If you're a no reply blogger, please make sure you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win!

Be sure to check out the quilts made by all the quilters on the Blog Hop. Many of them are giving away a prize, so there are a lot of chances to win!

January 30 - Quarter Snow Ball


Sweet Bows
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
Diamond Star

February 4 - Striped Fabric Block

Xs and Os

February 6 - Coordinated Strips

Diamond and Crosses
Knots and Crosses

February 8 - Double Disappearing Nine-Patch

Holiday Trellis
Stepping Stones
Two for One