Welcome to my stop on the Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop! That Patchwork Place sent me an electronic copy of Teresa Mairal Barreu‘s new book, Turnabout Patchwork, and I agreed to make two projects from the book and blog about them (one today, and one tomorrow!).
My first project is one of Teresa’s Modern Shoofly block variations, called Flying Flags. The design felt a little nautical to me, so I started out by choosing a navy blue polka dot fabric (Dots by Sandy Gervais for Moda) and Kona solid in Indigo. I started going through my stash for the perfect yellow fabric to set off those dark blues–and not coincidentally, to match my living room–when I spotted an electrifying orange (Grunge Basics by Moda). Alas for my living room decor, it felt like a perfect fit!
Teresa’s instructions to make the block are crystal clear. Since I planned to make a 16″ square pillow, I needed to add some borders, and I decided that an extra bit of orange in a flange would add just the right amount of POP.
The top was finished. I opted for some stitch-in-the-ditch and simple straight line quilting with my walking foot and YLI invisible thread.
I used my snazzy new invisible zipper foot on my Bernina 550QE to install a zipper and make the cover easy to remove for washing. I’ve installed invisible zippers without this foot, but it really does make it easier. Check out the video below.
In short, I enjoyed making this pillow using Teresa’s block instructions from Turnabout Patchwork. I love the concept of taking a block and slicing it up to create something entirely new–and I’m excited about trying a project combining several turnabout patterns made from the same block at some point down the road.
Teresa and the fine people at That Patchwork Place are generously providing an e-book for me to give away, plus Teresa will send you a pattern of your choice from her Etsy shop! Check out the Rafflecopter widget for all of the different ways you can enter.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Don’t forget to visit all of the participating bloggers!
January 30 – Quarter Snow Ball
February 1 – Modern Shoofly
- Gretchen Wylegala: Snug Harbor Quilts
February 2 – Half Square Triangles (HSTs) and squares
Rose Garden Star
- Anne Boundy: Said with Love
- Becca Fenstermaker: Pretty Piney
February 4 – Striped Fabric Block
Xs and Os
- Cheryl Brown: QuilterChic
- Stephanie Jacobson: Steph Jacobson Design
February 6 – Coordinated Strips
- Afton Warrick: Quilting Mod
Diamond and Crosses
Knots and Crosses
February 8 – Double Disappearing Nine-Patch
- Sherry Shish: Powered by Quilting
Two for One
- Mania Hatziioannidi: Mania for Quilts