Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on this blog hop celebrating the release of Teresa Mairal Barreu's new book, Turnabout Patckwork!  I have loved seeing all the variations the other bloggers made, be sure to follow their links at the end of this post if you haven't seen them yet.

If you want to see more of Teresa's work follow these links:

Be sure to read to the end of this post to be entered to win a copy of Teresa's book!

The concept of taking simple pieced blocks and slicing them up then turning them every which way was really neat to explore when reading through this book.  I am excited to share this book with all my friends at guild as a good way to make fun baby quilts for our community service project!

I thoroughly enjoyed making a little quilt with blocks from the Coordinated Strips section arranged in the Diamonds and Crosses layout.  I went to Walla Walla Sew and Vac for my stripe and ended up getting all the coordinating fabric about a week later from them as well!  The backing I found at Stash was exactly what I needed to calm down my busy top.

You can see here that I switched up the color placement a little with the "background" fabrics, it felt better putting the colors opposite like this, as if they wanted to be more scrappy.

One of the things mentioned by Teresa in the book is that with these blocks you are dealing with a lot of bias edges.  I made sure to starch (well, I use Best Press) my strip sets before cutting them down and I had no problems with the bias.

When I reached this stage I was really pleased to see how my blocks were turning out and that secondary design was really exciting!  In the picture above you can see the pinwheels pretty clearly, but in the one below I feel like the squares are prominent.  And all I did was add sashing and cornerstones!

 I did a tiny sashing between my blocks, 1/2 inch finished!  But it was enough to keep the secondary pattern looking continuous.

I was hustling to get my quilt loaded on the longarm and finish stitching before the Super Bowl began.  The last stitches went in 2 minutes before the game started!  The Diagonal Plaid pattern from Patricia Ritter stiched out wonderfully (and quickly!) and looks really great with two layers of 80/20 batting.

My quilt ended up finishing at 38 inches square using nine blocks and 4 inch borders, which makes for a great baby quilt or even a driving quilt, I am thinking I will put it in the car for the next few weeks.

I also made my first scrappy binding!  It went really well and I am definitely doing that again.  And look, we finally have winter weather!

This Bandana yardage I found for the backing is really pretty.  They had some orange too, I may need to go pick some up...

 Eek!  Snowflakes that are taking on their snowflaky form!

 I was able to get Thomas to inspect for me in between daily tasks, thanks buddy for taking time out of your busy schedule to check out my latest quilt.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project from this fun book.  Remember to leave a comment to be entered to win a digital copy of it for yourself!  I will draw a winner on February 14th.

Have a wonderful day!


Full schedule:

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


Linda! said...

Love the colour combo you chose for this project, looks awesome!

mo B said...

Love the color choices,

TG said...

I love so many of these patterns from the book. You did a great job!

karenbbsnow said...

Awesome finish. I love that backing and your border fabric. ..karenbbsnow@gmail.com

Aunt Judy said...

Great use of stripes. What a fun baby quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy L said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully!! Great pattern.

Allison said...

Your quilt looks very patriotic in red, white, and blue. Thomas looks as helpful as my Olivia :) .

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice quilt. Enjoy your snow. What is the green machine that you show in the photo?

Rozz01 said...

The quilt features great fabric choices for the design & love the background for the finished project. I like to look at the snow scene and your cozy quilt. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

myzbarb said...

You may very well need that quilt in your car as the weekend gets closer. I got an email from Avista, our utility provider, this morning warning about the cold snap coming. It has been so mild here in eastern WA this winter. I really like your fabric choices, especially that stripe!

Kathryn said...

This would be a great pattern to use for a boy's quilt. Always hard to find. Looks like a terrific book.

Laura said...

Love your colours. Thanks for including a photo of your cat. These quilty photos always make me miss my cat less.

GranChris said...

I love how it turned out. Great job.

tac73 said...

Love the way your project looks.

Willow @bearpaw_stitchdesign said...

Your quilt is great, Front & Back, I LOVE bandana fabric <3

Jayne said...

Thank you for sharing your quilt. A great choice of colours

Sewgirl said...

I really like the way your quilt turned out, and the colors are great. Thanks for sharing!!

Kathy H said...

I love how your quilt turned out. Wonderful colors too.

virgdale said...

Love all of the movement in your quilt and your photography is fun.

JANET said...

Great baby quilt, (no matter who the baby is! I see the kitty is eyeing it.)

Gretchen Wylegala said...

I love this! Really love it! Great job!

Farm Quilter said...

Ohh, your quilt is beautiful!! With your weather, having a quilt in the car is a great idea, just in case!!!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Great quilt photo shoot! The snow is beautiful! as well as the quilt!

Linda said...

I saw Thomas eyeing that quilt - did he end up on it? I know how cats love to claim the quilt you're working on....
Cheeers to you and Thomas

Liz Horgan said...

I Love how your quilt came together!

Gloria said...

I like the colours you chose for the quilt. And the backing too.

Lucia Stone said...

Nice post thanks for sharing information.

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