Welcome to my stop on the Turnabout Patchwork Book Tour Blog Hop! I made up the quick and easy Sun Dunes pattern from the Quarter Snowball Block section of the book.
I liked the look of solids that Teresa used in the illustration of Sun Dunes in the book and ordered Kona Ash for my background. In the end, I opted to use the remnants from Woven Waves: Kona Lime, Grass Green, Glacier, Ruby, and Watermelon.
This quilt went together very quickly. It has so much potential for different looks with solids, prints, a variety of background colors... the possibilities are endless! And it wasn't super fussy about points lining up. If constructed in rows, you'd only need to focus on the points of the triangles matching. I opted to leave off the border, so my quilt top finished at 36 1/2" x 45 1/2". I love that the negative space in the background gives is a modern look and leaves a lot of room for interesting quilting.
Overall, Turnabout Patchwork is a beginner friendly book with a variety of interesting twists on common quilt blocks. Each of six chapters shows step-by-step photos of how to make the block and an initial pattern featuring the block, followed by two or three illustrated patterns using some variation of block layout or fabric placement within the block. Numerous quilts are modern in design with expansive negative space. Turnabout Patchwork is available on Amazon.
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Turnabout Patchwork author Teresa Mairal Barreu can be found at her blog Sewn Up.
Enjoy the continuation of the blog hop by following along at the following blogs:
January 28 - Blog Hop Kickoff Post
- Teresa Mairal Barreu blog: Sewn Up
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