I have been following Teresa on Instagram for some time now, and was thrilled for her when she announced her first book “Turnabout Patchwork” was being published by Martingdale!
It is a great book with lots of fun ways to make blocks then cut them and make something even more amazing! The tag line for the book is ‘Simple Quilts with a Twist’ 🙂 Keep on reading to find out how you could win a copy for yourself!
The book is out now and would be well worth the purchase for a newish quilter wanting to extend themselves and do some fun new things with some simple blocks. Some of these quilts look amazing!
The instructions are clear with lots of diagrams and explanations 🙂
The block I chose was the Half Square Triangles and Squares block that gets a cool twist to end up with the Rose Garden Star Quilt!
This year I am making a concerted effort to use my stash, so whilst this pattern called for yardage, the blocks are all less than 10″ square, so I popped out my April Showers layer cake (by Bonnie & Camille)!
The cutting instructions said to trim to a little less than a 10″ square, but as the HSTs need to be trimmed again later I left my squares at the 10″ and then did all my trimming at once! Win, win!
And I wanted to make a larger quilt than the pattern; the pattern calls for 16 blocks, however I made 30 blocks! Yep, they are fun and easy after the first few and I just powered through them!
This made my quilt a good size for cuddling on the couch.
And I chose this very curvy pattern to quilt on Lily the Longarm – I didn’t want to distract the eye too much from the rose garden star pattern, so an all over quilting design worked well.
Teresa has generously offered a digital copy of her book to one of you to win! This is open internationally.
Please comment below with which fabric you have hoarded away and are going to use this year! (please note that the comments are held in moderation so will not show up immediately but will show once I have authorised them!). I will select a winner on Tuesday the 5th February.
THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – congratulations Cynthia Knapp! A digital version of the book will be heading your way soon!
And head on over to Teresa’s blog for more information about her book.
Here are all the other wonderful people who are making things from her book on this blog tour!
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 (this is me!)
- 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